Race guide: Great Britain Cycling Team at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Manchester

Race guide: Great Britain Cycling Team at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Manchester

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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.

The team

The competition

The schedule

How to follow

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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.

Great Britain Cycling Team's Elinor Barker and Emily Nelson, who won silver in the Madison at the first round of the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Poland

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.

The team


Endurance

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.

Great Britain Cycling Team's Neah Evans, Manon Lloyd, Emily Nelson and Emily Kay, bronze medal winners at the opening round of the 2017/18 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Poland

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.

Team Breeze's Ellie Dickinson will take on the scratch race in Manchester

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.

Sprint

Two Olympic gold medallists have been selected in the men’s sprint squads, with Phil Hindes and Callum Skinner set to compete in Manchester.

Great Britain Cycling Team's Phil Hindes

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.

Great Britain Cycling Team's Sophie Capewell and Katy Marchant qualified for round one of the team sprint at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Poland

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 for the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Manchester

Great Britain Cycling Team

Men’s sprint

Jack Carlin
Phil Hindes
Ryan Owens
Joe Truman

Women’s sprint

Sophie Capewell
Katy Marchant

Men’s endurance

Steven Burke
Ed Clancy
Kian Emadi
Chris Latham
Mark Stewart
Ollie Wood

Women’s endurance

Katie Archibald
Elinor Barker
Neah Evans
Emily Kay
Manon Lloyd
Emily Nelson

100% me

Men’s sprint

Callum Skinner

Men’s endurance

Matt Bostock
Ethan Hayter
Joe Holt
Matt Walls
Fred Wright

Team Breeze

Women’s endurance

Abbie Dentus
Ellie Dickinson
Jenny Holl
Becky Raybould
Jess Roberts

The competition

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.

Team KGF qualified for the first round of the team pursuit at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Poland

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.

Germany's nine-time world champion Kristina Vogel to compete at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Manchester

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.

2017 keirin world champion Azizulhasni Awang

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.

The venue

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.

The schedule

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

How to follow

  • 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
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