Welsh Cycling team to compete at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Poland

Welsh Cycling team to compete at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Poland

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The 2017/18 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup begins this weekend in Pruszkow, with 5 riders set to compete for the Welsh Cycling Team.

The Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup, which is a five-round competition takes place between November and January.

The 2017/18 series begins in Pruszkow, Poland from 3-5 November before heading to the home of British Cycling at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre for round two in Manchester one week later.

Round three takes place from 1-3 December in Milton, Canada with the fourth round a week later in Santiago, Chile.

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.

The Welsh Cycling Team

Lewis Oliva - Sprint and Keirin

Rachel James - Sprint Keirin and Team Sprint

Ellie Coster - Team Sprint

Sam Harrison - Points Race and Scratch

Ciara Horne - Individual Pursuit

In addition, Welsh Riders Elinor Barker, Manon Lloyd and Joe Holt will compete for the Great Britain Cycling team across the weekend.

Pruszkow is the biggest city of Warsaw’s Western Strand with a population of around 60,000.

The BGZ Arena was opened in 2008 as Poland’s first indoor velodrome and hosted the 2009 UCI Track Cycling World Championships and will also be the venue for the 2019 world championships.

The 250m track is made of Siberian pine and has a bend inclination of 42.1 degrees.

The schedule (UK times)

Friday 3 November

10am - 2.49pm

Men’s and women’s team pursuit qualification heats
Men’s and women’s points race qualification heats
Men’s and women’s scratch race qualification heats

4.30pm - 7.13pm

Men’s and women’s team sprint qualification heats
Men’s and women’s points race finals
Women’s scratch race final

Saturday 4 November

11am - 3.35pm

Women’s sprint qualifying heats, 1/16 finals, 1/8 finals and 1/4 finals
Women’s team pursuit first round

Men’s team sprint first round
Women’s omnium scratch and tempo races
Men’s keirin first round and repechages

5pm - 9.11pm

Women’s sprint 1/2 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
Men’s scratch race final

Sunday 5 November

10am - 3.11pm

Women’s individual pursuit qualifying heats
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

4.30pm - 8.32pm

Men’s sprint 1/2 finals and finals
Women’s team sprint finals
Women’s individual pursuit finals
Men’s team pursuit finals
Women’s Madison final
Men’s omnium elimination and points races
Women’s keirin second round and finals