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Summary

  1. Women's team pursuit (first round & finals)
  2. Women's sprint
  3. Men's Keirin (second round & finals)
  4. Men's team pursuit (finals)
  5. Men's scratch (finals)

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  1. Bronze medal for Chris Latham

  2. Men's scratch

    Today's events

    The men race over 15km - the simplest of races. There are no intermediate sprints or points to be won. The winner is the first rider to cross the finish line.  

  3. Men's team pursuit finals

    Italy and Great Britain competing for bronze

  4. Men's team pursuit

    Today's events

    The men's and women's teams both comprise four riders, racing over 4km. Two teams are on the track at the same time, one starting on the back straight, one on the home straight. The rules are simple - complete the distance in the quickest time possible, or catch your opponents in the final to win.

    Drafting is crucial with riders racing millimetres behind each other. The time is stopped when the front wheel of the third rider crosses the line. This allows one member of the team to drop out during the race. Qualifying rounds now feature two teams on the track at once instead of one.

  5. Men's Keirin

    Today's events

    Developed in Japan for gambling purposes, the keirin is a tactical race that starts behind a motorised bike, called a derny, which gradually increases its pace to about 50km/h for men and 45km/h for women, until it pulls off to signal a sprint for the line.

    The format has been tweaked following controversy in Rio 2016 men's final - won by Britain's Jason Kenny - which had to be restarted twice due to infringements.

    The race is now 1.5km (six laps) in total, instead of 2km, but the sprint distance has been increased from two and a half laps to three laps.

    Riders now also have to stay behind the leading edge of the front wheel of the derny - rather than the rear edge of the rear wheel - before the pacer pulls off.

  6. Women's sprint

    Today's events

    To qualify for the knockout rounds, riders must complete a 200m flying lap in the fastest time possible, with 28 now progressing instead of 24 at previous World Championships.

    The four fastest athletes skip the 1/16 final - which consists of 12 races - to move straight into the 1/8 final, which consists of eight races. These races are 750m long but only the final 200m are timed, with the winner being the first across the line.

    The 1/16 and 1/8 finals are straight knockouts, but the races become best-of-three contests from the quarter-finals onwards.

    The knockout races tend to feature slow, tactical starts, followed by a frenetic finish as two riders race against each other with the first to cross the line winning - the perceived advantage being that the rider coming from behind can draft, using less energy and thus have a better chance of being victorious.

  7. Team pursuit

    Today's events

    Teams comprise four riders, racing over 4km. Two teams are on the track at the same time, one starting on the back straight, one on the home straight. The rules are simple - complete the distance in the quickest time possible, or catch your opponents in the final to win.

    Drafting is crucial with riders racing millimetres behind each other. The time is stopped when the front wheel of the third rider crosses the line. This allows one member of the team to drop out during the race. Qualifying rounds now feature two teams on the track at once instead of one.

  8. Brits on bikes

    Laura and Jason Kenny

    Olympic champions Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Steven Burke and Callum Skinner have been named in the squad of 20 riders, of whom 10 are making their World Championship debut.

    Great Britain will hope to match their table-topping five gold medals from last year's event in London but are without a number of star names.

    Six-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny and four-time Olympic gold medallist wife Laura, who are expecting their first child, will miss the championships, while Bradley Wiggins has retired and Mark Cavendish is focusing on road racing.

  9. Great Britain squad

    Women's endurance: Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Ellie Dickinson, Neah Evans, Emily Kay, Manon Lloyd, Emily Nelson

    Men's endurance: Matt Bostock, Steven Burke, Kian Emadi, Chris Latham, Mark Stewart, Andy Tennant, Oliver Wood

    Sprint: Jack Carlin, Katy Marchant, Lewis Oliva, Ryan Owens, Callum Skinner, Joe Truman

  10. Looking to start cycling

    Dame Sarah Storey

    If you've been encouraged to get your lyrca on, Get Inspired has a guide on how to get started in the sport available here.

  11. When and where are the championships?

    The World Track Cycling Championships 2017 are taking place at the Hong Kong Velodrome from the 12-16 April. 

    The Championships take place every year, last year they took place in London. They were first held in 1893, in Chicago and were originally for amateurs with separate professional races. Amateurs and professionals continued to competed in separate events until 1993, after which they raced together in "open" races. 

    Championships are open to riders selected by their national cycling association. They compete in the colours of their country.