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Manchester prepares for World Cup

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
October 15, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:54 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, October 15, 2008

Manchester track world cup organiser British Cycling Events has today announced that a host of...

Manchester track world cup organiser British Cycling Events has today announced that a host of Olympic stars will be riding at the event from October 31 – November 2 at Manchester Velodrome.

British Olympic riders such as Geraint Thomas, Chris Newton and Ross Edgar will be joined by Beijing teammates that include Jamie Staff, Jason Kenny and Victoria Pendleton. Up against the British juggernaut will be world cup stalwarts such as Dutchman Teun Mulder, Argentinian Walter Perez and Ukraine's Lesya Kalitovsyka. British Cycling Events director Peter King said, "We are really looking forward to seeing some of the world's top track cyclists in action at the Manchester Velodrome, the home of British Cycling."

Triple Olympic gold medallist Chris Hoy will not ride at the event, but will make special guest appearances on October 31 and November 2 to sign autographs.

Tickets for the event sold out in record time, however extra sales of Silver Club hospitality are now available. Tickets cost £35 each and include exclusive track centre access, a light buffet prepared by a top chef and complimentary drinks. Tickets can be purchased from Nicola Rolph on 0161 274 2026 or nicolarolph@britishcycling.org.uk

BBC TV will also be broadcasting live on BBC Interactive 7pm-10.40pm on October 31 and 7pm-10.20pm November 1. Highlights from Friday and Saturday's action with live coverage of Sunday's races will be shown on November 2, 2pm-5pm.

See www.trackworldcup.co.uk for more information.

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