Apeldoorn named first-time host as UCI details Track World Cup calendar

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has announced the inclusion of Apeldoorn on its 2016-17 Track Cycling World Cup calendar, marking the Dutch city’s first appearance in the competition.

The programme begins with a round in Glasgow, Scotland, from November 4-6, before moving on to the Netherlands for a three-day event that will run from November 11-13.

The World Cup will then head across to South America for the third round in Cali, Colombia, which runs from February 17-19, 2017. The 2016-17 competition will conclude in the Californian city of Los Angeles, with a two-day event that will run from February 25-26.

While Apeldoorn will appear on the World Cup programme for the first time, the city did stage the UCI World Championships for the same discipline in 2011. The other three cities have featured in previous World Cups at least once. Glasgow staged a round in the 2012-13 competition while Los Angeles will be a stop for the fifth time. Cali has featured no less than 14 times in the World Cup.

The 2016-17 track cycling calendar also includes the Junior Track Cycling World Championships, which take place at the global governing body’s World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland, from July 20-24.

In addition, the 2017 Track Cycling World Championships will run from April 12-16 in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong staged the final round of the 2015-16 Track Cycling World Cup season on January 16-17, preceded by events in Cali, Colombia from October 30 to November 1 and Cambridge, New Zealand on December 5-6.