The Manchester Velodrome will host the finale to the UCI Track World Cup in the 2010-2011 season after holding the opening round for the past two seasons.
The UCI announced the 2010-2011 World Cup calendar last week. The series will begin in Melbourne, Australia on December 2-4, 2010, then head to Cali, Colombia for the December 16-18 second round. Beijing, China will once again host a round, January 21-23, 2011 before Manchester wraps up the series on February 18-20.
The Manchester Velodrome enjoyed sell-out attendance at the last World Cup held in November, 2009, attracting nearly 10,000 spectators to watch the British riders win 10 gold medals.
"It is fantastic news that we have once again been awarded a round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup and another welcome addition to the exciting events British Cycling will be staging in the near future," said Jonny Clay, Cycle Sport and Membership Director at British Cycling.
"The 2009 Track Cycling World Cup was a major success for the GB Cycling Team with many of our athletes winning gold medals while ticket sales exceeded expectations and over one million people tuned in to watch the competition on BBC2."
The UCI Track Cycling World Cup is just one of numerous major event properties hosted by British Cycling such as the forthcoming 2010 UCI Cross Country Mountain Bike World Cup at Dalby Forest (23 – 25 April) and the 2012 UCI BMX World Championships in Birmingham.
2010-2011 UCI Track World Cup schedule
Melbourne, Australia: 2 - 4 December 2010
Cali, Colombia: 16 - 18 December 2010
Beijing, China: 21 - 23 January 2011
Manchester, Great Britain: 18 - 20 February 2011.