British Cycling, in partnership with EventScotland and Glasgow Life, can today confirm that Glasgow’s Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome will host the opening round of the Tissot UCI Track Nations Cup from 21 – 24 April 2022.
The event in Glasgow will be the first elite-level international track cycling event to be held at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome since December 2019 and will bring together the very best international riders as the Great Britain Cycling Team fine-tune their preparations for a host of premier track cycling events, including the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships – which will also take place in Glasgow and across Scotland.
Scottish rider Katie Archibald, who recently added three European titles to her Olympic gold and silver medals in the Madison and team pursuit, believes that the competition will give her home crowd a glimpse into the future of the Great Britain Cycling Team.
She said: “The work towards Paris has already started for the whole team and next year’s Nations Cup will be an early marker to put some strong performances in and see where we’re at. Competing at home is always a bonus, and I know the crowd will enjoy it.”
British Cycling’s chief executive, Brian Facer, said of the announcement: “We are extremely pleased to be able to confirm that Glasgow will stage the first round of the 2022 Tissot UCI Track Nations Cup.
“Glasgow has a proud history of staging major international track events, and with many of the sport’s established names set to return to competition following a break after Tokyo, this is sure to make for a fascinating nations’ cup series, and we’re delighted that British fans will get the chance to see the action first-hand.”
Councillor David McDonald, Chair of Glasgow Life and Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The city is delighted to host the first stage of the 2022 Tissot UCI Track Nations Cup, and to welcome back the first major event to the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome since 2019.
“Glasgow has thousands of dedicated cycling enthusiasts and fans, and we’re sure they’ll be thrilled at the prospect of once again seeing elite athletes competing in their home city – particularly in the months leading up to the 2022 Commonwealth Games, and the year before the city welcomes the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships!”
Paul Bush OBE, EventScotland Director of Events, added: “Scotland has an excellent track record when it comes to cycling events with highlights including the Mountain Bike World Cup, Tour of Britain and the Track Cycling World Cup. The Tissot UCI Track Nations Cup 2022 is a fantastic addition to EventScotland’s portfolio of supported events, particularly ahead of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.”
British Cycling members will be offered priority access on Thursday 28 October before tickets go on general sale on Thursday 11 November.