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by Mark Zalewski
April 18, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gaudin wins out of two-rider break at Tro Bro Leon; Scarponi nets Astana first win of season at Tour of the Alps; Gilbert outsprints Kwiatkowski to win his fourth Amstel Gold Race; Anna van der Breggen powers to a solo victory at women’s Amstel Gold Race return; Walkout: Illuminate women leave over dispute with manager; Gilbert out for rest of Classics with kidney injury; Rivera retains Women’s WorldTour lead after Amstel Gold Race; Amstel Gold Race defending champ Gasparotto crashes out, but escapes serious injury; Pieter Weening expected to return for Liège; Cookson says he did nothing to be ‘ashamed of or concerned about’ while head of British Cycling; Apeldoorn to host 2018 UCI Track World Championships; 2017 UCI Track World Championships – Day 4 highlights; Video: Paris-Roubaix with Fast Forward Wheels.
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced that the city of Apeldoorn in The Netherlands will host the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, from February 28 to March 4.
Built in 2008, the Apeldoorn velodrome has hosted the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in 2011 and the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in 2015.
During the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in 2016-2017 a new 250-metre cycling track was unveiled, within the 5,000-seat arena.
Last week’s World Championships in Hong Kong were only the second time the event has been held in Asia, and featured a number of historic firsts: the introduction of women’s Madison, leading to gender parity in events; an unprecedented level of participation for a post-Olympic year (41 nations, 344 athletes); and the first rainbow jersey in Malaysia’s history by Awang Azizulhasni in the men’s Keirin.
Alongside this announcement, the UCI has awarded the 2017 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships to Montichiari, Italy, from August 23-27.