British Cycling, in partnership UK Sport, Glasgow Life and EventScotland, is delighted to confirm that the TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup series will be returning to Britain in 2019.
Glasgow’s Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome will host the second round of the 2019/20 series from November 8-10, with the event representing a crucial chance for nations to register qualifying points for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The event, funded by The National Lottery, will bring together the very best international riders as they begin to fine-tune their Olympic preparations over the three days of competition.
British Cycling chief executive, Julie Harrington, said:
“We’re delighted to be staging another TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup in this country. Over recent years, we’ve seen British riders excel in front of home crowds, and with this event falling at such a pivotal point in Tokyo preparations, this announcement is great news for both our riders and for cycling fans, who will once again get to see the best cyclists in the world competing on British soil."
Glasgow last hosted a TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup in November 2016, while the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome is also the venue for the forthcoming UEC European Track Cycling Championships as part of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, which take place from August 2-12.
Councillor David McDonald, Deputy Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow Life said:
“Our city has a fantastic track record of hosting cycling championships in our world-class Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, and our strong relationship with partners allows us to continue to deliver these brilliant events.
“The TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup in 2016 was a wonderful event for Glasgow, with many sold-out sessions giving fans the chance to see world-famous riders up close and in action."
Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, added:
“EventScotland is proud to support the 2019 TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup, welcoming the world’s top track cyclists back to the iconic Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. The highly anticipated event will continue to build on Scotland’s reputation as the perfect stage for major cycling events, following the upcoming UEC European Cycling Championships as part of Glasgow 2018."
The Glasgow round will be the fourth UCI TISSOT Track Cycling World Cup in four years on British soil, with the 2018/19 series coming to London from December 14-16.
Esther Britten, Head of Major Events at UK Sport, said:
“It is testament to the UK’s ability as a world-leading event host that we have been part of the TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup series for over a decade. We look forward to working with our event partners and using National Lottery funding to make this a fantastic experience for both spectators and athletes, and build excitement for the upcoming Olympic Games."
Details of the full TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup 2019/2020 series can be found here.
Ticket details for the Glasgow event will be available in due course, while tickets for the forthcoming London round are available to buy here.