Following the success of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain in Scotland this month, British Cycling has spoken of the ‘buzz’ in the lead-up to the next major cycling event in the country, which will act as a key staging post ahead of Tokyo 2020.
The global sporting spotlight will again shine on Glasgow between November 8 and 10, as some of the world’s best track cyclists compete for their nations at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup.
The iconic Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome will host the second of the six-round world cup series, which will represent the last chance for UK sports fans to see the Great Britain Cycling Team race competitively on home soil ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and will also see nations battle to register Olympic qualifying points.
Some star-studded cycling royalty set to race at the event include a number of Olympic and Paralympic champions, who are looking forward to being spurred on by the cheers of a home crowd.
With less than 50 days to go until the event, tickets are selling fast as spectators from near and far prepare to descend on Glasgow, and the city continues to cement its reputation as a world-class sporting destination.
Jonathan Rigby, Commercial Director at British Cycling, said: “There’s a real buzz building up around the Glasgow leg of the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup. Following the Commonwealth Games in 2014, the city has been left with a fantastic sporting legacy and locals and visitors alike seem to have a real appetite for watching world-class sport.
“The event will play host to the final lap for riders on home turf before they head to Tokyo next year, so it’s a chance for fans to see the world’s best athletes on pre-Olympic form.
“The beauty of the sport is that you don’t have to be a cycling expert to enjoy the thrill of the races, as the electric atmosphere means that it’s an exciting day out for all the family.”
The three-day schedule will be made up of a range of sessions that will include team pursuit, sprint, omnium, keirin, scratch, and Madison races for both men and women. Para-cycling will also feature in the programme with specific events to be announced later this month.
Tickets for the 2019 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup are on sale now, starting at £25, with discounted tickets available for Under 18s and families.
Team line ups and further event updates will be announced over the next couple of months. Follow Track World Cup Glasgow on social media to keep up to date with all the latest news.