2021 Track Nats Comm 1 1130x600
National Championships

2021 USA Cycling Junior, Elite, & Para Track Nationals - Communique 1


Chief Referee – Zachary Maino

Starter – James Abbott

Judge Referee – Bruce Brasaemle

Secretary – Bonnie Walker (All changes to the composition of teams must be given to the Secretary)

Chief Judge – Jeff Wu (All protests concerning results must be given to the Chief Judge)


  • Daily information will be distributed to participants in nightly emails. In general, the track will be open 1.5 hours before training begins and will close 10 minutes before racing begins.
  • Riders who wish to register for an event must do so by 12:00 pm the day before the event.
  • Helmets, in good condition, conforming with USA Cycling’s Policy I, Helmets (DOT, CPSC or CEN), must be worn at all times while on the bike, including warm-up and warm-down. (Not required for stationary trainers/rollers)
  • No equipment is allowed on the track safety zone
  • In mass start events, the riders shall enter the track from the home straight and leave the track from the back straight.
  • Start Sheets and Results can be found at TrackTiming.Live
  • Crossing the track is prohibited, you must use the stairway.

Bib Numbers:

Numbers may not be trimmed or folded. Riders presenting themselves at the line without the proper numbers, with their numbers trimmed, or with their numbers folded may have their start refused. If the jersey uses a transparent sleeve, it is the rider’s responsibility to ensure the number is visible. The following numbers are required to be worn in the various disciplines

  • Pursuit and Timed Disciplines: 1 number in the center of the back or 2 hip numbers
  • All other events, including the 200m qualifying for sprints: 2 hip numbers.

For races where 2 hip numbers are required, please place them so that one hip number is on the left side positioned horizontally for the photo finish and the other number positioned horizontally for the announcer and the spectators outside of the track.


Any changes to the race schedule will be published the previous day and may include the cancellation of heats or rounds if none are needed. Distances for heats are those published in the schedule.

For those events where seeding is based on a timed qualification, riders withdrawing after qualifications and before the first heats are established will be replaced by the next fastest rider. All withdrawals must be promptly reported to the race secretary.

All changes in the composition of team events between rounds must be given to the Race Secretary prior to the following deadlines:

  • Team Sprint: 30 minutes before the start of the competition.
  • Team Pursuit: 1 hour before the start of the competition

Standing starts are permitted on the home straight only under the following circumstances:

  • one rider at a time (1x1)
  • in the sprinter’s lane and
  • only with someone stationed in corner 4, signaling with a red flag to the other riders on the track.


All 15-18, 17-18 and Elite events will be run under UCI regulations. All other events will be run under USA Cycling regulations

  • Start Procedures for Time Trials: Riders will be held by an official. The starting procedure is as follows: once the rider is ready (or both riders if two-up), a 15 second countdown will begin.
  • Delaying the Program: Please watch the schedule and keep from delaying the program. Any rider delaying the program may be assessed a warning or fine.


Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each 15-18, 17-18, Para, and Elite Track National Championship Event. Medals will be awarded to the top five finishers in each 11-12, 13-14, and 15-16 Track National Championship Event. Riders are to present themselves in their team kit. No sunglasses are permitted.


Testing will be conducted by USADA for this event in accordance with USADA regulations.