The Manchester velodrome has been confirmed as the venue for round one of the 2008-2009 UCI Track Cycling World Cup. It will be the first major international track meeting after the Beijing Olympic Games in August. The three-day event will take place from October 31 to November 2.
There will be 17 different disciplines, all of which will feature as World Championship events. The other four events in the Track World Cup series will take place in Melbourne, Australia (November 20-22), Cali, Colombia (December 11-13), Beijing, China (January 16-18) and Copenhagen, Denmark (February 13-15).
For a full listing of all major track races, see Cyclingnews' 2008-2009 track calendar.