tissot uci track Cycling world-cup Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
From Friday 19 to Sunday 21 October, the National Cycling Centre and the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines National Velodrome will host the first round of the 2018-2019 UCI Track Cycling World Cup.
After the organisation of the first two rounds of the 2018 UCI BMX World Cup on the occasion of the Easter weekend, the FFC and the National Velodrome will set about hosting another international competition.
For the first time in its young history, the Velodrome, inaugurated in 2014, will be one step of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup.
After the organisation of French Championships in 2014, various rounds of the French Cup, and especially two major international events, the World Championships in 2015 and its European version in 2016, the National Velodrome will launch, through this round, the 2018-2019 edition of a competition which will include 6 stages:
- Milton (Canada / 26th to 28th October, 2018)
- Berlin (Germany / 30th November to 2nd December 2018)
- London (Great Britain / 14th to 16th December, 2018)
- Cambridge (New Zealand / 18th to 20th January 2019)
- Hong Kong (Hong Kong / 25th to 27th January 2019)
The best track athletes in the world (more than 250 athletes representing nearly 25 countries) will compete on the 250-metre ring on which the track cycling events will take place during the Olympic Games in Paris 2024.
This exceptional show will be an opportunity for our french athletes to shine in front of their fans and for the new generation, Mathilde Gros, Sébastien Vigier, Benjamin Thomas in the lead, to cope with the great nations of the discipline like Germany, Great Britain, New Zealand or the Netherlands.
In 2015 and 2016, nearly 40,000 people attended the World and European Championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (over 5 days of competition). A magnificent sports show and a real popular and media success.
The UCI Tissot Track Cycling World Cup 2018/2019 is an integral part of the qualifying campaign for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.