Tickets for the 2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Manchester have gone on sale. The Worlds will run from March 26-30 at the Manchester Velodrome in SportCity per a schedule now confirmed by organizers.
In front of a home crowd, Great Britain will be looking for a repeat or better performance of the 2007 Track World Championship, where the team took seven titles. The 2008 championships will last five days instead of four, so some racers will be able to do additional events. For example, gold medal sprinter Victoria Pendleton could add the women's 500m time trial race to her competition schedule.
The 2008 World Championships are the last chance for the world's top nations to qualify places for the Beijing Olympic games later in the year.
Tickets are available at www.worldtrackcycling.com. Day ticket prices start from £15.00 for adults and £7.50 for U16. There are also discounted day family ticket options available - 2 adults and 1 U16 for £45.00 or 2 adults and 2 U16 for only £50.
March 26 - Men Individual Pursuit, Men Scratch Race, Men Team Sprint, Women 500m Time Trial
March 27 - Men Team Pursuit, Women Individual Pursuit, Women Team Sprint, Men Sprint Rounds & Quarter Final
March 28 - Men Points Race, Men Sprint Semi-final & Final, Women Team Pursuit, Women Sprint Rounds & Quarter Final
March 29 - Men Madison, Men Keirin, Women Points Race, Women Sprint Semi-final & Final
March 30 - Men Omnium, Men 1 Kilometre Time Trial, Women Scratch Race, Women Keirin