Lee Valley VeloPark to host Track World Cup event in December
PUBLISHED: 11:00 13 October 2018
The world’s best track cyclists are set to descend on London from December 14-16 as the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup makes its long-awaited return to Lee Valley VeloPark.
The premier track cycling series returns to the capital for the first time in four years, and the action-packed three-day schedule will see Olympic and World champions take to the boards to earn crucial qualifying points for Tokyo 2020.
In a global-first for the event, the world’s best para-cyclists are set to go wheel-to-wheel in a gripping first day of racing on the track.
Medals in the men’s and women’s tandem sprint, C1-C5 team sprint, women’s C1-5 500m TT and men’s C1-5 1km TT will be up for grabs.
“It’s fantastic to see para-cycling events being included in the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup schedule in London,” said seven-time Paralympic gold-medal winning cyclist Jody Cundy.
“It’s a great step forward for the sport and I’m delighted that Great Britain is leading the way.
“The Paralympic Games in 2012 — in cycling and every other sport on the schedule — was a seminal moment for global para-sport.
“It’ll be brilliant to go back to the Velodrome at Lee Valley VeloPark this December and see further progress being made.”
Esther Bitten, the head of major events at UK Sport, added: “This integration of Paralympic and Olympic disciplines is great for both athletes who will benefit from extra competition experience as they prepare for Tokyo 2020, and the fans who will be able to support our cycling heroes from different parts of the sport.”
December’s event at London’s Lee Valley VeloPark is the fourth round of the 2018-19 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup series, with other events taking place in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France), Milton (Canada), Berlin (Germany), Cambridge (New Zealand) and Hong Kong.
*See the stars of British cycling get #BackToTheTrack at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup at Lee Valley VeloPark from December 14-16. For tickets and more information, visit trackworldcup.co.uk.