May 11, 2017 (Milton, ON) – Cycling Canada is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the International Cycling Union (UCI) to host a leg of the TISSOT UCI Track World Cup in each of the next three years. Beginning in 2017-18 and extending through the 2018-19 and 2019-20 track cycling seasons, the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, Ontario, will play host to over 300 of the top cyclists in the world. The TISSOT UCI World Cup is the highest international level of track cycling competition and is a critical component of the qualification process for the Olympic Games and for the UCI World Championships.
“Milton is thrilled to host the TISSOT UCI Track World Cup in partnership with Cycling Canada,” said Milton Mayor Gord Krantz. The Mattamy National Cycling Centre is home to Canadian cycling and is a hub for high-performance sport in our community.”
“Cycling Canada is excited to work with the Town of Milton to host the TISSOT UCI Track World Cup over the next three years. This event is one of only six in the world every year and for the UCI to trust both Cycling Canada and Milton shows great vision on their part and demonstrates their understanding of the quality of both of our entities,” commented Pierre Lafontaine, CEO of Cycling Canada.
The Mattamy National Cycling Centre, built to host the track events at the 2015 Pan Am Games, is a Category 1 homologated velodrome, and one of only two velodromes in North America that meets the requirements to host World Cup-level competitions.
Event details and ticket information will be announced later this year. For more information about Cycling Canada events, visit here.
WHAT: TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup
WHERE: Mattamy National Cycling Centre Velodrome Milton, ON
WHEN: 2017/18 Season – December 1st to 3rd
2018/19 Season – Dates TBC
2019/20 Season – Dates TBC