UCI welcomes new host cities to Track World Cup

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has revealed the schedule for this year’s rounds for the 2017-18 Track Cycling World Cup series, with Poland, Canada and Chile announced as new host countries.

Pruszków in Poland will make its Track Cycling World Cup debut when the BGŻ BNP Paribas Arena plays host on November 4-5. The venue hosted the European Championships in 2008 and the UCI World Championships in 2009.

The Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, Canada will stage an event on December 2-3. The venue was built ahead of the 2015 Pan American Games multi-sport event.

The Parque Peñalolén velodrome in the Chilean capital of Santiago will host a leg on December 9-10. The arena was built for the South American Games multi-sport event and staged the Pan-American Championships the following year.

Returning host Manchester completes this year’s four-leg schedule. The English city’s National Cycling Centre will stage an event from November 10-12, a week after Pruszków’s leg. The venue last staged a Track Cycling World Cup event in 2013-14.