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Glasgow to host Track Cycling World Cup in November

Tickets on sale later this month for 2016/17 season opener

Glasgow’s Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome will host the opening round of the 2016/17 UCI Track Cycling World Cup.

The venue, built for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, previously hosted the competition in November 2012.

The event, which takes place from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 November, will be the first major international track meeting since the Rio Olympics.

The other three rounds will be held in the Dutch city of Apeldoorn, Cali, Colombia and Los Angeles, USA.

It will be the first time the UK has hosted a round of the Track Cycling World Cup since 2014.

Tickets will be available exclusively to British Cycling members from 14 July before going on sale to the general public from 19 November.

British Cycling’s cycle sport and membership director, Jonny Clay, said: “The appetite for world-class international racing in the UK has never been greater and we are delighted to be able to bring a round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup to Glasgow.

“We witnessed at the Commonwealth Games what a fantastic venue the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome is for cycling and we’ll be hoping that a packed out crowd can roar the team on to success at their first major event post-Olympic Games.

“Not only will it be a fantastic opportunity for members of the public to see some of the Great Britain Cycling Team’s biggest stars, but it will also be a chance to see some of the next generation in action as the team starts to look ahead to Tokyo 2020.”

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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