Olympians return to Manchester for the weekend

Some of the world's top cyclists are returning to the Northwest UK this weekend as Manchester...

Some of the world's top cyclists are returning to the Northwest UK this weekend as Manchester Velodrome prepares to host the UCI Track Cycling World Cup from Friday October 31 through Sunday, November 2.

British Olympic Games heroes including Victoria Pendleton and Bradley Wiggins will take on international cycling stars and 2012 hopefuls in the first major track cycling event since the Beijing Olympic Games. Seventeen different events will be contested over the three action-packed days.

"We are really looking forward to seeing some of the world' top track cyclists in action at the Manchester Velodrome, which is the home of British Cycling," said British Cycling Chief Executive Peter King.

"The World Cup will be a spectacular finish to Manchester's hugely successful Year of Sport," said Head of Regional Major Events at the NWDA, Sheldon Phillips.

It will be the first World Cup since the Olympic Games in August, when British Cyclists took home eight gold, four silver and two bronze medals. Tickets for the event are sold out.

Stay tuned for Cyclingnews' full coverage of the UCI Track World Cup opening round.

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