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Great Britain applies for special exemption to participate in UCI Track Cycling World Championships in France

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Great Britain applies for special exemption to participate in the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in France next month











Great Britain has applied for a special waiver to compete in next month’s UCI Track Cycling World Championships as they currently do not meet the eligibility requirements for the event.

Under new rules set by cycling’s governing body, UCI, countries must send riders to at least one of the three Nations Cup competitions in order to take a team to the world championships in Roubaix, France.

But Britain did not send athletes to the Nations Cup events in Hong Kong in May or Russia in July due to travel complications and arrangements already made to prepare for the Tokyo Olympics.

Great Britain does not meet the admission requirements for the Track Cycling World Championships

They are also not sending riders to the final Nations Cup event in Colombia next week because it is on the UK’s Covid-19 red list.

It means Britain needs the UCI to relax their rules in order to compete.

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