British Cycling, in partnership with UK Sport and Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, has confirmed that London’s Lee Valley VeloPark will host a round of the 2018/19 TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup series between December 14 and 16.
This will be the first time that the world’s premier track series has returned to London in four years, since the venue hosted the first round of the 2014/15 UCI Track Cycling World Cup series in December 2014.
Prior to that, the final round of the 2011/12 UCI Track Cycling World Cup series was the first ever competitive event to take place at Lee Valley VeloPark, which then went on to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012 and the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in 2016.
Six-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny commented: “The Velodrome at Lee Valley VeloPark is an historic venue and it’s amazing that we’re able to go back there again for the TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup.
“Home world cups are always incredibly special for the riders, and I’m sure that I’m not the only one who can’t wait to get back on those boards and make even more memories in December.”
London will be the fourth round of this year’s series, with other events taking place in France, Canada, Germany, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
British Cycling director of cycling Jonny Clay added: “The last 18 months have seen us host fantastic TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup events in both Glasgow and Manchester, and we are thrilled to be able to confirm that the series will return to London in December.
“The Lee Valley VeloPark is iconic, and will hold great memories for British riders, coaches and supporters alike. Tokyo 2020 will be firmly in focus once this year’s TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup series begins, and we are delighted that British supporters will once again get the chance to watch the world’s best riders in such a special venue.”