2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

The 102nd UCI Track World Championships were held until April 8, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia on 4.

The World Championships were (formerly Vodafone Arena) in the Hisense Arena discharged, a multi-function sports hall in Melbourne, which was in 2004 place the track world championships. They were the last competition in track cycling before the Olympic Games in London, the results of which were incorporated into the UCI Track Cycling national ranking, over which the national quota places for the Olympic competitions will be awarded. The World Championships thus marked the end of the international qualification.

On the fast track of the arena numerous records were set: The two German riders Kristina Vogel and Miriam Welte drove into the qualifications of the team sprints a new world record with 32.630 seconds, which she, however, shortly afterwards in the final race for first place with a new time of 32.549 seconds undercut. This was the first World Cup gold medal of the Federal German cyclists in this discipline. The British team won the gold medal in the Team Pursuit also with a world record time of 3:53,295 minutes.

The Australian Anna Meares achieved two new world records in qualifying for the sprint over 200 meters with 10.782 seconds and in the 500 -meter time trial with 33.010 seconds, which she won her fourth world title in this discipline. In the Team Pursuit Women's Australian team in the qualification with Annette Edmondson, Melissa Hoskins and Josephine Tomic went a new best time of 3:17,053 minutes that a little later by the British team with Danielle King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell at 3:16,850 minutes have been improved. The British riders to turn to beat its own record in the finals, this time with 3:15,720 minutes, so that the world record has been improved in this discipline within a few hours by three seconds succeeded. Stefan Nimke presented with his victory in the 1000 -meter time trial with 1:00,082 minutes not only a German but an unofficial lowland record, as the Frenchman Arnaud Tournant had the existing world record in 2001 moved to the altitude of La Paz at 3,600 meters. Miriam Welte also improved in the time trial their own German record at 33.626 seconds and was the first German to over 500 meters remained under 34 seconds in this discipline.

The German men's team sprint team with Rene Enders, Maximilian Levy and Stefan Nimke drove in qualifying, the second fastest time, but was relegated because of a faulty, as well as the time- fastest team from the UK with Chris Hoy, Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny. Otherwise, these two teams would have the final race contested for the gold medal.





Team Sprint

Time trial

Individual pursuit

Team Pursuit


Points race


Two - team approach ( Madison )

Medal Tally

German team

Men's short-term

Stefan Boetticher, Joachim Eilers, Rene Enders, Robert Förstemann, Maximilian Levy, Stefan Nimke

Men Stamina

Nikias Arndt, Henning Bommel, Lucas Liss, Stefan Schaefer, Jacob Steigmiller, Replacement: John Kahra

Short-term Women

Kristina Vogel, Miriam Welte

Stamina women

Charlotte Becker, Lisa Brennauer, Madeleine Sand, Stephanie Pohl

Swiss team

Silvan Dillier ( Team Pursuit, Madison team driving, Points race ) Claudio Imhof ( Team Pursuit ), Franco Marvulli (two - team approach), Loïc Perizzolo ( Team Pursuit, Scratch) Cyrille Thiery ( Team Pursuit )

National Coach: Daniel Gisiger

Austrian team

Endurance Men

Andreas Müller ( Scratch, Madison ), Andreas Graf ( points race, Madison )