The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has the pleasure today of revealing the dates and venues of the 2017 rounds of the 2017-2018 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup. These rounds have been awarded to the following cities:
• Pruszków (Poland), November 4-5
• Manchester (Great Britain), November 10-12
• Milton (Canada), December 2-3
• Santiago (Chile), December 9-10.
Pruszków, Milton and Santiago are new to the UCI Track Cycling World Cup.
Poland’s first covered velodrome, the BGŻ BNP Paribas Arena in Pruszków, hosted the European Championships in 2008 and the UCI World Championships in 2009. It houses the Union Cycliste de Pologne and its national training centre.
The Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, Ontario, is also the Canadian Cycling Association’s training centre. Built to welcome the 2015 Pan American Games, the velodrome in Milton will now go one step further by hosting its first major international competition, the first in a series of other events planned for the coming years.
The Parque Peñalolén velodrome in Santiago, the capital of Chile, was built for the ODESUR South American Games in 2014 before hosting the Pan-American Championships the following year. This velodrome, built to the latest international standards, contributes to the development of track cycling in Latin America, and this first UCI World Cup round to be held there is a demonstration of the UCI’s desire to promote the sport’s globalisation.
Inaugurated in 1994, the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre in Manchester has been home of British Cycling and its facilities since 2004. A number of international track events have been held there, such as the UCI World Championships (1996, 2000 and 2008) and the UCI World Cup on a regular basis since 2004-2005. Second round of the 2017-2018 season, Manchester returns to track cycling’s leading series after its last appearance in 2013-2014.
The 2017-2018 UCI International Track Cycling Calendar also includes the 2017 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships which will take place in Montichiari (Italy) from August 25 to 27 and the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships presented by Tissot which will be held in Apeldoorn (the Netherlands) from February 28 to March 4.