Following the home round of the 2017/18 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Manchester, the action turns to Milton, Canada this weekend for the third round of this season’s competition.
A 12-strong British squad, including Olympic champions Katie Archibald, Callum Skinner and Philip Hindes, will compete in North America this weekend, with world championships qualification points up for grabs.
About the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup
The Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup is a five-round competition which takes place between November and January.
The 2017/18 series began in Pruszkow, Poland last weekend, with the Great Britain Cycling Team winning one silver and two bronze medals as Germany were crowned the overall round winners.
Round two took place in Manchester, with further British success as three gold medals, a silver and a bronze were won at the home of British Cycling - with Germany once again taking the overall round.
Round three in Milton is the first of two back-to-back rounds taking place in December, with Santiago in Chile hosting round four next weekend.
The series concludes in the new year, with the fifth and final round taking place in Minsk, Belarus, from 19-21 January.
Riders will do battle to be crowned world cup winners in individual disciplines, with an overall team prize also up for grabs.
As well as world cup honours, valuable qualification points for future world championships are also available throughout the series.
Fresh from her double-gold medal winning performance in Manchester, Katie Archibald heads to Canada looking to continue her terrific form.
Archibald won team pursuit gold at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre, as well as claiming the Madison title with Elinor Barker.
With a smaller squad competing in Milton, Archibald will focus on individual events - and is also expected to team up with Ellie Dickinson, the other women’s endurance rider in the lineup, for the Madison.
Three British men have been selected for men’s endurance duty, with Chris Latham, Mark Stewart and Ollie Wood travelling to North America.
Wood was part of the gold-medal winning Great Britain Cycling Team team pursuit squad in Manchester last month - but again, with a smaller squad, Great Britain will not compete in that discipline in Canada, focusing instead on individual events and the Madison.
Seven British riders have been selected to compete in the sprint events, with Manchester world cup bronze-medallist Callum Skinner returning to Great Britain Cycling Team colours, having represented 100% me in the previous round of the competition.
He is joined by fellow Olympic gold-medallist Phil Hindes, as well as Jack Carlin and Joe Truman - with three from the four to compete in the team sprint in Canada.
Ryan Owens will line up for 100% me in Milton, to focus on individual events.
In the women’s team sprint, Sophie Capewell will once again pair with Katy Marchant - the duo having consistently improved on their times throughout this season.
Marchant will also line up for the individual sprint events.
Elsewhere, three riders have been selected for Team Wales with Jonathan Mould, winner of scratch silver in Manchester, Lewis Oliva and Hayley Jones travelling to Canada.
Great Britain Cycling Team for Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Canada
Ryan Owens (100% me)
Milton is a town in Southern Ontario, Canada, just 25 miles from Toronto, the home of Great Britain Cycling Team’s official bike supplier Cervelo
The town has a population of around 110,000 and is known for being the hometown of music producer Deadmau5 and former astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield.
The Mattamy National Cycling Centre is the home of Canada cycling and is the only velodrome of its kind in Canada.
The centre opened in January 2015 and was built for the 2015 Pan American Games at a cost of around £37million.
The 250m track is made of timber and has two 42 degree banks, with a capacity of around 1,500 for this weekend’s world cup - the first world-level cycling event to take place at the facility.
Friday 1 December
4pm - 7.58pm
Men’s and women’s team pursuit qualification heats
Men’s and women’s team sprint qualification heats
Men’s and women’s points race qualification finals
Saturday 2 December
5pm - 9.25pm
Women’s sprint qualifying, 1/16 finals, 1/8 finals and 1/4 finals
Women’s team pursuit first round
Men’s team pursuit first round
Women’s omnium scratch and tempo races
Men’s keirin first round and repechages
11pm - 2.41am
Women’s sprint semi-finals and finals
Men’s team sprint finals
Women’s omnium elimination and points races
Women’s team pursuit finals
Men’s keirin second round and finals
Men’s Madison final
Sunday 3 December
3pm - 7.28pm
Men’s sprint qualifying heats, 1/16 finals, 1/18 finals and 1/4 finals
Men’s team pursuit first round
Women’s team sprint first round
Men’s omnium scratch and tempo races
Women’s keirin first round and repechages
9pm - 12.39am
Men’s sprint 1/2 finals and finals
Women’s team sprint finals
Men’s team pursuit finals
Women’s Madison final
Men’s omnium elimination and points races
Women’s keirin second round and finals
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- Daily report will appear on the British Cycling website
- Live coverage and highlights of previous days on Eurosport Player on Sunday from 9pm