UCI Track Cycling: Copenhagen, the world’s best bike city to host fastest riders at the Worlds in 2024
The best track riders in the world will compete for the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2024. Denmark has a long and strong tradition for hosting major, international cycling events, as well as the reputation of an epic cycling destination for all. The event returns to Ballerup Super Arena, which also hosted the event in 2010 along with world cups in 2008 and 2009.
"Of course, the award of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in an Olympic year is a huge recognition of Denmark as a host nation of international events. Partnering with Sport Event Denmark, the Cities of Copenhagen and Ballerup makes it possible for us to give the many cycling enthusiasts a fantastic experience. Furthermore, we once again get the opportunity to demonstrate our strong, professional event organizations that allow us to attract such great events repeatedly," states Henrik Jess Jensen, president, The Danish Cycling Federation.
Denmark, ranking 12th on SportCal’s Nation Index, has strong riders, and long tradition of hosting cycling and other major international sporting events. Copenhagen ranks as the World’s best bike city, boasting dedicated cycling highways, bridges for bikes and even a cycling playground. Here cycling is more than a mean of transportation - it’s the Copenhagen Way; laid back, efficient and green.
However, Denmark and Copenhagen are also fast and competitive, and with many great events in the pipeline with the newest addition, the UCI Track Cycling World Championships 2014.
Lars Lundov, Director of Sport Event Denmark:
- This is great! UCI has chosen Denmark to host the Track Cycling World Championships in the Olympic year of 2024. Denmark played host of the event back in 2010 as part of the UCI Bike City Copenhagen. Earlier this year, Denmark hosted the UCI CycloCross World Championships in Bogense. Work is underway to create the basis for even more UCI World Championships to be hosted in various cities in Denmark.
Frank Jensen, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen:
- In Copenhagen, we love cycling, and we are one of the world's best cycling cities. Therefore, we are also delighted that we now look forward to experiencing world-class cycling when the Track Cycling World Championships are staged here in the capital in a few years.
Jesper Würtzen, Mayor, Ballerup:
- In Ballerup, we are pleased that we have been awarded the hosting of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships. Ballerup is, like Copenhagen, a cycling city. It will be the third time we stage the track cycling events, and we look forward to welcoming the world's best riders to Ballerup Super Arena. Ballerup is a municipality with many international companies - and the World Championships will be a narrative about Ballerup as an attractive and international city.
A bid delegation from the Danish Cycling Federation, Sport Event Denmark, the Municipality of Ballerup and Wonderful Copenhagen is this week in Yorkshire for the UCI Road World Championships.
Henrik Jess Jensen, president, The Danish Cycling Federation, Cell: 25202370
Frank Jensen, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, via press officer Tildde Sønder Vindfeldt, Cell:.25380516
Ketil Folmer Christensen, Director, Ballerup Sports City, Cell: 21414672
Lars Lundov, CEO, Sport Event Denmark. Cell 40314855
UCI Track Cycling World Championships 2024 – October
Denmark has hosted the track cycling world championships in 2010, and the world cups in 2008 & 2009.
Other major, international cycling events in Denmark among these:
2011 UCI Road World Championships
2012 Start og Giro d’Italia
2014 UEC BMX European Championships finals
2015 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships
2017 UEC European Road Cycling Championships & World Cup CycloCross
2019 UCI CycloCross World Championships
2021 Grand Depart, Tour de France
2022 UCI Mountainbike Marathon World Championships
2024 UCI Track Cycling World Championships