November 20, 2017 (Milton, ON) – With two weeks to go, preliminary athlete registration for the inaugural edition of the Tissot UCI Track World Cup at the Mattamy Cycling Centre in Milton, Ontario, point to one of the strongest international fields of the season for the third round of the 2017-18 World Cup.
Canadian Women’s Team Pursuit © Guy Swarbrick
More than 30 nations plus additional UCI teams have registered squads for the December 1-3 event, with approximately 225 riders listed. Canada is bringing its A team, including Rio Olympians Hugo Barrette, Allison Beveridge, Jasmin Duehring and Kirsti Lay.
Hugo Barrette © Guy Swarbrick
Top international track nations, including Great Britain, Germany, France and the Netherlands will also have top-ranked athletes on their squads. Of particular note is Germany’s Kristina Vogel, the reigning Olympic champion in the women’s sprint and world champion in the Keirin; Vogel is undefeated in World Cup competition this season for all sprint events – Team Sprint, Sprint and Keirin.
Kristina Vogel (Ger) © Cor Vos
“It’s a real privilege for us to play host to our international competitors,” commented Kris Westwood, High Performance Director at Cycling Canada, “and we’re looking forward to seeing how our athletes stack up against the best in the world while enjoying home-field advantage – we definitely hope to make multiple trips to the podium. World Cups can be unpredictable because teams often use them to experiment with new tactics and unfamiliar combinations of riders, so you never know what to expect. One thing’s for sure: it’s going to be a great show and Canada will be in the thick of the action.”
Kinley Gibson and Allison Beveridge © Guy Swarbrick
There is still time to get tickets for all sessions, including the sought-after evening sessions when medals will be awarded. You can choose between single tickets for each session in either general or premium seats, an event pass for all sessions or a family pack (2 adults, 2 youth). For exclusive access, act quickly to obtain one of 50 VIP passes for evening sessions only – these will give access to the infield, premium seats, parking at the velodrome, plus food and beverages.
All prices and links can be found at here.
For information on detailed event schedules, please visit here.