Where: Manchester, National Cycling Centre
When: 18th- 20th February 2011
Details: British Cycling and its partners are hosting the fourth round of the 2011 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester. Here are a few reasons why the Track World Cup is an event not to miss:
Packed out crowd – A venue renowned as one of the best in the world for its special atmosphere, Manchester’s 10,000 spectators will be in full voice all weekend with three days of competition completely sold out.
The best of the rest – With 46 nations and a total of 380 riders, the event is the busiest round of the World Cup series. GB’s stars will need to be on top form, with this weekend’s action featuring some of the best riders from round the world. Fireworks are expected when home-grown talents such as Hoy, Wiggins, Pendleton go up against the likes of Chile’s Marco Arriagada, France’s Gregory Bauge and Australia’s Anna Meares.
The British Cycling experience – Spectators can show their support for the GB riders by heading over to the British Cycling stand on the upper concourse and taking advantage of official merchandise. Flags, foam hands, mugs, water bottles and magazines are included in these special supporter packs available for free as a British Cycling member.
Live on the box – Not lucky enough to be in the National Cycling Centre? Watch all the racing from the comfort of the sofa. BBC will have red button and online coverage available from Friday and will broadcast live on BBC 2 this Sunday from inside the Velodrome between 1.30pm-5pm. Eurosport 2 will also show a two-hour highlights programme starting at 8pm on Sunday.
In pursuit of results – The Track World Cup website will have behind the scenes videos at the event as well as photos of the day and a round up from each of the day’s action.
British Cycling will also be reporting live throughout the Track World Cup with live reports, photos, videos and twitter updates via britishcycling.org.uk.
Friday 18 February: Women: Team Sprint, Team Pursuit – Men: Omnium, Sprint, Individual Pursuit
Saturday 19 February:Women: Sprint, Omnium, Scratch Race – Men: Omnium, Keirin
Sunday 20 February: Women: Omnium, Keirin – Men: Team Sprint, JKA Keirin, Team Pursuit