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Track cycling World Cup returns to Manchester

Joe Robinson
11 Oct 2017

World's best track cyclists descend onto Manchester for World Cup in November

With just one month to go until the UCI Track World Cup in Manchester, the home crowd are being urged to 'raise the roof' for the return of the Great Britain team.

Team GB's performance director Stephen Park will oversee his first major event on home soil and will look to use this World Cup event as preparation for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

'This upcoming UCI Track World Cup is really important for us, primarily so we can see where our riders are against the best in the world,' Park said.

'We need to get as much competition practice against high-level opposition as possible before Tokyo 2020, and these events are key on that journey.'

Park then went on to speak about how the home crowd will be able to lift the GB riders to produce outstanding performances ahead of the 2018 World Championships in the Netherlands.

'Competing in front of a home crowd against the best riders in the world will give our riders that extra lift to deliver some great performances and help us qualify those points and get on that journey to the world championships – one step closer to Tokyo.'

This November, the UCI track cycling World Cup will make a return to the UK National Cycling Centre, with Manchester hosting the event.

Taking place over Remembrance weekend, the World Cup will kickstart on Friday the 10th coming to a close that Sunday.

The weekend will see a wide range of events over six sessions including the mens and women's individual sprints and the team pursuit.

It is yet to be announced who will be riding for Team GB, but it is expected that some of the nation's gold medal winners from the Rio Olympics will be in attendance.

For more information on the event and tickets, visit the track World Cup website.

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