🚴♀️🚴♂️ It’s official! The UCI Track Champions League returns to Lee Valley VeloPark for Round 4 followed by the 2023 Grand Finale in November.
NEWSFLASH: TRACK CHAMPIONS LEAGUE LONDON 2023 IS A WRAP!
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CONGRATULATIONS to four winners of the 2023 UCI Track Champions League who were crowned at the season finale in London. Ellesse Andrews (New Zealand) and Katie Archibald (Great Britain) were the women’s sprint and endurance champions respectively. Dylan Bibic (Canada) and Harrie Lavreysen (Netherlands) were the men’s endurance and sprints champions respectively. All four took home the coveted blue jerseys along with a UCI Track Champions League trophy and €25,000 each in prize money.
2023 EVENT PREVIEW
In 2022 sprinters Matthew Richardson (Australia) and Mathilde Gros (France) and endurance specialists Claudio Imhof (Switzerland) and Jennifer Valente (United States) were crowned winners of the 2022 UCI Track Champions League in front of a packed house inside the iconic Lee Valley VeloPark,
18 athletes compete in each of the four categories of events. 1) individual sprint, 2) keirin, 3) elimination, 4) scratch races. A total of 72 riders compete, split equally between women and men.
Qualification to compete in the UCI Track Champions League rests on performance at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships. Meaning only the very best of the best riders take part.
Following Rounds 1-3 all eyes will be on Track Champions League London for Rounds 4 and the Grand Finale, at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 10 and 11 December.
RIDERS TO LOOK OUT FOR
In 2022 the full list of riders taking part in the Women’s and Men’s Sprint competitions featured eight UCI World Champions among the star-studded roster. Stay tuned for news of the 2023 sprint athletes competitors. Along with the full list of riders taking part in the Women’s and Men’s Endurance competitions. Last year this included Team GB Olympic gold medalists Katie Archibald and Dame Laura Kenny.
On the announcement that London will host the 2023 Grand Finale, Olympic champion and 2021 UCI Track Champions League winner, Katie Archibald, said: “I love riding in London because you always receive such incredible support. It can be deafening when you’re out there on the track, but that energy really spurs you on and enables you to push that little bit harder. I have great memories of being crowned the women’s endurance champion there in 2021. It was great to be able to win the final elimination race there last year as well.”
TICKETS, TIMINGS & TRAVEL
Tickets for Track Champions League London are off sale.
🚴♀️🚴♂️ Racing starts at 7pm (tbc) on Friday and Saturday evening at Track Champions League London.
Travel tips: The Velodrome is accessible by train, tube, bus, bike, car and taxi. Public transport is recommended. See this guide to visiting Lee Valley VeloPark for full details.
🚴♀️🚴♂️ FULL CYCLISTS ROSTER FOR THE 2023 UCI TRACK CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Will appear here when announced, see below for the 2022 roster
ENDURANCE (Women’s & Men’s)
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