Track Champions League London

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Track Champions League London 2022 ~ Friday 2 & Saturday 3 December

πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ After it’s sensational debut in 2021 the UCI Track Champions League returns to Lee Valley VeloPark for Round 4 followed by the Grand Finale this weekend.  Tickets are on general sale here

The inaugural UCI Track Champions League London saw Team GB superstar Katie Archibald join Gavin Hoover, Emma Hinze and Harrie Lavreysen as the winners of their respective classifications.  Now the event is back at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for 2022.  Stay tuned here for a full preview to follow and in the meantime for information on how to purchase tickets see πŸ‘‡

2022 TICKET INFO

🎟️ Tickets for Track Champions League London in 2022 are on sale via the ‘Get Tickets’ link. 

πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ Racing starts at 7pm on Friday and Saturday evening at Track Champions League London.

πŸšŠπŸš— 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.

2021 PREVIEW

Strap yourselves in for two evenings of international action at the indoor velodrome constructed for the London 2012 Olympics and famous for its curved roof design and amazing atmosphere.

The UCI Track Champions League is a brand new high-octane six-round, elite cycling competition.  Featuring the world’s highest profile riders, the series has a condensed international race calendar with events hosted by some of the world’s best velodromes in Mallorca, France, Lithuania, Israel and the UK.  The UCI Track Champions League also boasts gender-equal participation and prizes. 

18 athletes compete in each of the four categories of events – 1) individual sprint, 2) keirin, 3) elimination, 4) scratch races – to make a total of 72 riders, 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 are taking part.  

Already announced* for the inaugural series are 12 pre-qualified sprinters including four Olympic gold medalists and two UCI World Champions,together with 10 pre-qualified endurance athletes who have five Olympic gold medals and 25 UCI Track Cycling World Championship titles between them.  The athletes include Team GB stars Katie Archibald and Ed Clancy, two and three-time Olympic gold medallists respectively.

*See below for the full list of pre-qualified athletes.

Palma, Mallorca hosted the Round 1 action, ahead of Rounds 2 and 3 in Paris and Lithuania respectively.  Now all eyes our on London on 3 and 4 December for Rounds 4 and 5 in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, ahead of its conclusion in Tel Aviv, Israel, the following week.

πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ Cyclists confirmed as pre-qualified:-

SPRINT (Women’s)

Emma Hinze (Germany) – Olympic silver medalist and three-time UCI World Champion
Mathilde Gros (France) – UCI World Championships bronze medalist and two-time European Champion
Simona KrupeckaitΓ© (Lithuania) – Two-time UCI World Champion and three-time European Champion
Kelsey Mitchell (Canada) – Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medalist
Shanne Braspennincx (The Netherlands) – Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medalist
Olena Starikova (Ukraine) – Tokyo 2020 Olympic silver medalist

SPRINT (Men’s) 

Harrie Lavreysen (The Netherlands) – Two-time Olympic gold medalist, six-time UCI World Champion and three-time European Champion
Nicholas Paul (Trinidad & Tobago) – Pan American Track Championship gold medalist and Flying 200m World Record holder
Jeffrey Hoogland (The Netherlands) – Olympic gold medalist, four-time UCI World Champion and eight-time European Champion
Vasilijus Lendel (Lithuania) – European Championship bronze medalist and UCI World Cup gold medalist
Maximilian Levy (Germany) – Four-time UCI World Champion, six-time European Champion and three-time Olympic medalist
Denis Dmitriev (Russia) – Four-time European Champion, former UCI World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist

ENDURANCE (Women’s)

Katie Archibald (Great Britain) – Two-time Olympic gold medalist, three-time UCI World Champion
Kirsten Wild (The Netherlands) – Eight-time UCI World and European Champion, Tokyo 2020 bronze medalist
Annette Edmondson (Australia) – Three-time UCI World Champion and two-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist
Yumi Kajihara (Japan) – Olympic silver medalist in Tokyo and reigning UCI World Champion
Anita Yvonne Stenberg (Norway) – Norwegian National Champion

ENDURANCE (Men’s)

Corbin Strong (New Zealand) – Current points race UCI World Champion and team pursuit silver medalist at the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
Ed Clancy (Great Britain) – Three-time Olympic gold medalist, six-time UCI World Champion and five-time European Champion
SebastiΓ‘n Mora (Spain) – Former UCI World Champion and six-time European Champion
Yacine Chalel (Algeria) – Current leader of the UCI Men Elite Elimination Rankings
Kelland O’Brien (Australia) – Two-time team pursuit UCI World Champion and Olympic Games bronze medalist

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