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UCI Track World Cup Returns to Carson, CA

Jan. 6, 2006 — The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Track Cycling World Cup Classics return to the United States Jan. 20 to 22 at the at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

World Cup races are the most prestigious of the UCI calendar, providing riders and countries the opportunity to qualify for positions in the upcoming World Championships April 13-16 in Bordeaux, France. The Los Angeles event is the third in the series of four World Cup Classics in the 2005-2006 season.

“The World Cup in Los Angeles is back for a second year and a record number of Americans will be featured at a world cup track event,” said Gerard Bisceglia, chief executive officer of USA Cycling. “It will be exciting so see so many of our own athletes go head to head against the world’s best track cycling athletes on our home soil.”

More than 200 athletes from 36 countries, including the United States, will participate in the three-day event in California. The ADT Event Center at The Home Depot Center has hosted two UCI Track World Championships in addition to one previous World Cup.

“As the only indoor velodrome in the United States, the ADT Event Center at The Home Depot Center is proud to host the prestigious World Cup for the second year in a row,” said Bill Peterson, managing director for The Home Depot Center. “UCI and USA Cycling are great partners in our quest to provide outstanding international cycling competition every year at the ADT Event Center.”

Media credential applications for the event are available online now through USA Cycling at http://www.usacycling.org/media/media.php>http://www.usacycling.org/media/media.php. Media must apply before Jan. 18 to be considered for credentials.

The three-day event includes five sessions:

Friday, January 20
– Session 1: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
– Session 2: 6:00 p.m. to 9:25 p.m.

Saturday, January 21
– Session 1: 10:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
– Session 2: 6:00 p.m. to 8:55 p.m.

Sunday, January 22
– Session 1: 11:00 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.

Individual tickets start at $18.50 and all-event packages (includes all five sessions) start at just $60. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more by calling 1-877-AEG-TICKETS, by visiting http://www.aegtickets.com/>www.aegtickets.com or through Ticketmaster. Tickets are also available at The Home Depot Center box office.

Exclusive to USA Cycling members, members may purchase reserved seating for $25 for any session that regularly sells for $30.50. USA Cycling members may purchase their exclusive offer by visiting http://www.aegtickets.com/usacycling>www.aegtickets.com/usacycling or by calling 877-234-8425.

A complete schedule of events can be found at http://www.uci.ch/>www.uci.ch under “UCI Track World Cup Website,” or at http://www.uci.ch/modello.asp?1stLevelID=BB&level1=0&level2=0&idnews=3471>http://www.uci.ch/modello.asp?1stLevelID=BB&level1=0&level2=0&idnews=3471. For more information about the UCI Track Cycling World Cup, please visit http://www.usacycling.org/>www.usacycling.org or http://www.uci.ch/>www.uci.ch.

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