The 2017/18 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup continues this weekend in Manchester at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre, the home of British Cycling.
29 riders have been selected to represent the Great Britain Cycling Team as well as British Cycling’s Team Breeze and 100% me teams.
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 is set for Manchester this weekend with round three taking place from 1-3 December in Milton, Canada
The fourth round takes place one week later in Santiago, Chile before 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.
Olympic, world and European champions Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker headline the women’s endurance squad for the home world cup in Manchester.
The duo, who won Olympic gold together in the team pursuit in Rio de Janeiro last year, will team up for the first time on the world stage in the women’s Madison.
Joining Archibald and Barker in the endurance squad are Manon Lloyd, Emily Kay, Emily Nelson and Neah Evans - with the quartet having won bronze in the team pursuit at the opening round of the world cup in Poland.
Kay will take on the scratch race with Archibald set to wear her rainbow stripes in the omnium - a decision on who will ride the team pursuit will be taken nearer to competition.
As well as the Great Britain Cycling Team endurance line-up, members of the Senior Academy will be represented in Team Breeze colours.
Abbie Dentus, Jenny Holl, Jess Roberts, Becky Raybould and Ellie Dickinson will make up the team pursuit squad for the competition, with European Madison champion Dickinson also riding the scratch race.
Ed Clancy makes his return to the Great Britain Cycling Team at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre.
The three-time Olympic gold medallist is joined by his London and Rio teammate, two-time Olympic champion Steven Burke in the men’s endurance squad, with Kian Emadi and Ollie Wood completing the line-up for the team pursuit.
Chris Latham, who finished seventh in the omnium in round one of the world cup in Poland, will take on the scratch race in Manchester, with Mark Stewart on omnium duty - the pair will then team up for the Madison.
As with the women’s squad, Senior Academy riders are well-represented in Manchester, with an 100% me team named.
Joe Holt, Matt Bostock, Ethan Hayter, Fred Wright and Matt Walls will make up the team pursuit squad, with Walls also set to ride the scratch race.
Two Olympic gold medallists have been selected in the men’s sprint squads, with Phil Hindes and Callum Skinner set to compete in Manchester.
Hindes, who individually will take on the sprint, is part of a four-man team sprint squad alongside Jack Carlin, Ryan Owens and Joe Truman - bronze medallists in the team sprint at round one of the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Pruszkow last weekend.
Skinner, having recovered from a back injury that saw him withdraw from competition in Poland as a precautionary measure, will focus on individual events, representing 100% me in both the sprint and the 1km time trial.
Carlin will also compete in the sprint, with Truman taking on the keirin.
In the women’s sprint competition, Katy Marchant and Sophie Capewell pair up again in the team sprint, looking to build on their maiden world cup appearance in Poland that saw them reach the first round.
Marchant is set for a busy weekend of competition - the Olympic bronze medallist will also race in the keirin, 500m time trial and sprint.
Great Britain Cycling Team for the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester
Great Britain Cycling Team
A number of other British riders are set to compete in Manchester this weekend.
Team Wales have selected four riders - Jonathan Mould, Lewis Oliva, Rachel James and Hayley Jones.
National team pursuit champions Team KGF - Daniel Bigham, Charlie Tanfield, Jacob Tipper and Jonathan Wale - will look to build on their first world cup appearance in Poland, where they qualified for the first round.
Further afield, an impressive list of international riders will do battle with the Great Britain Cycling Team at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre.
Australia’s Matthew Glaetzer, winner of the sprint in Pruszkow, will be in action, as will sprint bronze medallist Ed Dawkins of New Zealand.
The formidable nine-time world champion Kristina Vogel completed the hat-trick of women’s sprint titles in Poland, taking gold in the sprint and keirin as well as teaming up with teenager Pauline Grabosch to win the team sprint.
Denmark’s Niklas Larsen, dominant in the omnium in Pruszkow, will be one to watch - as will France’s double world champion Benjamin Thomas.
The first-ever women’s Madison world champions, Belgium’s Jolien D’Hoore and Lotte Kopecky, won gold in Poland in round one and are set for a thrilling contest against the British duo of Archibald and Barker.
Men’s keirin world champion Azizulhasni Awang - a popular winner of the rainbow stripes in Hong Kong and famed for his wheelie celebrations - will surely provide more magical moments in Manchester, while Olympic keirin champion Elis Ligtlee will be keen to demonstrate her pure power and speed in the women’s competition.
Manchester is the home of British Cycling - and the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre is known as the ‘Medal Factory’, having produced so many world, Olympic and Paralympic champions.
Opened in 1994, the velodrome was Great Britain’s first indoor Olympic cycling track and has played host to the UCI Track Cycling World Championships on three occasions, in 1996, 2000 and 2008 as well as the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in 2008.
There have been seven previous rounds of the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup held here in Manchester - with the most recent in 2013.
The 250m track is made of Siberian pine and has a bend inclination of 41 degrees.
Friday 10 November
2pm - 4.46pm
Men’s and women’s team sprint qualification heats
Women’s omnium scratch and tempo races
Men’s and women’s scratch race qualification heats
Men’s team pursuit qualification heats
7pm - 10.14pm
Men’s and women’s team sprint first round and finals
Women’s omnium elimination and points races
Men’s team pursuit first round
Men’s and women’s scratch race finals
Saturday 11 November
11am - 4.18pm
Men’s sprint qualifying heats, 1/16 finals, 1/8 finals and 1/4 finals
Women’s team pursuit qualifying heats
Women’s keirin first round and repechages
Men’s omnium scratch and tempo races
Women’s 500m time trial qualifying heats
6.30pm - 10.20pm
Men’s sprint 1/2 finals and finals
Women’s keirin second round and finals
Men’s team pursuit finals
Women’s Madison final
Men’s omnium elimination and points races
Women’s 500m time trial finals
Sunday 12 November
9am - 1.31pm
Women’s sprint qualifying heats, 1/16 finals, 1/18 finals and 1/4 finals
Men’s keirin first round and repechages
Women’s team pursuit first round
Men’s 1km time trial qualifying heats
3pm - 6.08pm
Women’s sprint 1/2 finals and finals
Men’s keirin second round and finals
Women’s team pursuit finals
Men’s 1km time trial finals
Men’s Madison final
- Live blog each day on the British Cycling website
- Updates on British Cycling’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
- Daily report will appear on the British Cycling website
- Live coverage on BBC Sport online and BBC Red Button on Friday from 7pm and on Saturday from 6.30pm with live coverage of Sunday’s session from 3pm on BBC Red Button and from 4.30pm on BBC Two (not available on BBC Two Wales)
- Live coverage on Eurosport 1 on Friday from 7.20pm, on Eurosport 2 on Saturday from 8.30pm and on Eurosport 1 on Sunday from 4pm, with highlight programmes on Monday on Eurosport 2