Olympic track stars head to Manchester for World Cup

Track centre tickets still available

by Barney Fletcher   October 14, 2008  

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UCI Track Cycling World Cup – Manchester organiser British Cycling Events today announced that a host of Olympic stars will be riding at the event from 31 October to 2 November at Manchester Velodrome. British Olympic heroes Steven Burke, Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Chris Newton, Ross Edgar, Jamie Staff, Jason Kenny, Wendy Houvenahgel and Victoria Pendleton, will be joined by rivals such as Teun Mulder (Netherlands), Walter Perez (Argentina) and Lesya Kalitovsyka (Ukraine). British Cycling Events director Peter King said: “We are really looking forward to seeing some of the world’s top track cyclists in action at the Manchester Velodrome, which is the home of British Cycling.” Triple Olympic gold medallist Chris Hoy will not ride at the event, but will make special guest appearances on Friday 31 October and Sunday 2 November and will be available to sign autographs. Tickets for the event sold out in record time, however extra sales of Silver Club Hospitality are now available. Tickets cost £35 each and include exclusive track centre access, a light buffet prepared by a top chef and complimentary drinks. Tickets can be purchased from Nicola Rolph on 0161 274 2026 nicolarolph@britishcycling.org.uk You can also catch the action on BBC television. It will be broadcast live on BBC Interactive from 7pm until 10.40pm on Friday 31 October and from 7pm until 10.20pm on Saturday 1 November. Highlights from Friday and Saturday’s action with live coverage of Sunday’s races will feature in a show on BBC on Sunday 2 November from 2pm until 5pm. For more information about the event, please visit www.trackworldcup.co.uk