Program of Events

Sprint

The flying 200m time trial will be used for seeding purposes. The riders start on the back straight and complete 3.5 laps of the track. Your time is taken on the last 200 meters.

The match sprint will be three laps of the track and will be organized in accordance with the UCI Regulations. The specific number of preliminary and repechage rounds will be based on the number of seeded competitors. All preliminary and repechage rounds will be one ride. The semi-finals and final will be the best of 3 rides.

The flying 200m time trial and the preliminary rounds will be held during the morning and evening session of the first day. The semi-finals and final will be held during the evening session of the second day.

Pursuit

The race will consist of qualification heats and a final. The qualification heats will be held to determine the 4 fastest riders. The first and second fastest riders will ride the final for gold and silver medals. The third and fourth fastest riders will ride the final for the bronze medal. The qualification heats and the final will be ridden during the morning and evening session of the same day, respectively.

Starts will be from a gate. When possible, there will be two riders on the track competing.

Men in age groups up to and including 45-49 will ride 3000 meters. Men 50 and above, and all women will ride 2000 meters.

If you catch the other rider during your qualification heat, you must finish the full distance to receive a time. If you do catch the other rider you must either pass the other rider, stay above them well outside of the pole lane or well behind the rider. You cannot draft the other rider. You also cannot re-pass a rider once you have been passed. If you catch the other rider during the final, you win.

Time Trial

The time trial is one ride. The distances are as follows:

  • Men 35-39 age category: 1000 meters
  • Men 40-44 and 45-49 age categories: 750 meters
  • Women and all other men: 500 meters

Starts will be from a gate. When possible, there will be two riders on the track competing.

In the unlikely event that you catch the other rider, you must finish the full distance to receive a time. If you do catch the other rider you must either pass the other rider, stay above them well outside of the pole lane or well behind the rider. You cannot draft the other rider. You also cannot re-pass a rider once you have been passed.

Scratch Race

The scratch race finals will have a maximum of 24 riders. If there are more than 24 riders registered in an age group, qualifying heats will be held during the morning session. The top qualifiers of the qualifying heats will race in the final which will be held during the evening session of the same day. An equal number of qualifiers will be taken from each qualifying heat based on final placing of each heat.

The scratch races will be run over the distances identified below.

  • All women's age groups: 5k
  • Men 35-39, 40-44, 45-49: 10k
  • Men 50-54, 55-59: 7.5k
  • Men 60+: 5k

Points Race

The points race finals will have a maximum of 24 riders. If there are more than 24 riders registered in an age group, qualifying heats will be held during the morning session. The top qualifiers in the qualifying heats will race in the final, which will be held during the evening session of the same day. An equal number of qualifiers will be taken from each qualifying heat based on final placing of each heat.

The following rules apply:

  • Sprints will be every 10 laps. The points awarded for each sprint will be 5, 3, 2, and 1.
  • 20 points will be awarded for lapping the field for races 20k or longer. 10 points will be awarded for lapping the field for races less than 20k. Lapping the field is when you catch the back of the main group of racers on the track (as determined by the officials).
  • The winner is the racer with the most points at the end of the race. In the event of a tie on points, the racer who places the highest in the last sprint will be awarded the higher placing.

The points race will be run over the distances identified below.

  • Women 35-39, 40-44: 15k
  • Women 45+: 10k
  • Men 35-39: 30k
  • Men 40-44, 45-49: 20k
  • Men 50-54, 55-59: 15k
  • Men 60+: 10k

Team Sprint

Team Sprint

The Team Sprint is a race with two opposing teams, each of whose riders shall lead for one lap. The men event is run over three laps of a track by teams of three riders. The women event is run over two laps of a track by teams of two riders

Men: The rider that was in second position shall lead the following lap and then he shall drop out in the same manner. The third rider shall end the last lap alone.

Women: The second rider shall end the last lap alone.

At the completion of his lap, the leading edge of the leading rider’s front wheel must cross the pursuit line ahead of the leading edge of the front wheel of the following rider. Thereafter, the leading rider must draw aside immediately and ride above the sprinter’s line no later than within 15 meters after the pursuit line. Pushing between members of the same team is strictly forbidden. If there is doubt that the above requirements have been met, a review of available information is to be made. If confirmed, the team shall be relegated to the last place in that stage of the competition.

Team Pursuit

Teams will consist of 3 riders for women and 4 riders for men. One alternate per team may be registered and race for a total of 4 riders for females and 5 for males. The alternate may ride the qualifying heat and/or final.

The race distance is 3000m for men and 2000m for women.

Teams shall consist of riders of the same nationality. Special dispensation may be made by the race organizer for teams with multiple nationalities, only if the nation does not have enough registered rider to make a team. If you plan to have a team with multiple nationalities, please get this approved early.

The race will consist of qualifying heats and a final. The qualifying heats will be held to determine the 4 fastest teams. The first and second fastest teams will ride the finals for gold and silver medals. The third and fourth fastest teams will ride the final for the bronze medal. The qualification heats and the finals will be ridden during the morning and evening sessions, respectively, of the same day.

The team's time is taken on the third rider finishing. The fourth rider in the men's team pursuit is not required to finish.

The first rider on the team will start from a gate. The other riders will be hand held.

If you catch the other team during your qualification heat, you must finish the full distance to receive a time. If you do catch the other team you must either pass the other team, stay above them well outside of the pole lane or well behind the caught team. You cannot draft the other team. You also cannot re-pass a team once you have been passed. Upon catching an opposing team in the qualifying heat you cannot interfere with a team's exchange. If a team catches the opposing team during the finals, the catching team wins.

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