Record numbers force earlier start times at World Cup

Record numbers of participants for the Los Angeles round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup have led...

Record numbers of participants for the Los Angeles round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup have led organizers to move start times earlier for Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19. More than double the number of participants from 2007 are expected.

Nearly 400 athletes from over 40 countries, including the United States, have confirmed their participation in the three-day event at the ADT Event Center at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California from January 18 to 20.

The World Cups are among the most prestigious track events on the UCI calendar and are playing a major role in qualifications for the 2008 Olympic Games in China. After stops in Sydney and Beijing, the Los Angeles event is the third of the four-race World Cup series in the 2007-08 season. Because there is no qualification system for the World Cup series, entries cannot be precisely foreseen.

In addition to the earlier start times for the Friday and Saturday morning schedules, Sunday's final session start time has been delayed by 30 minutes. All listed times are approximate.

Friday, January 18
Session 1: 9:00 am - 4:50 pm
Session 2: 7:00 pm - 10:25 pm

Saturday, January 19
Session 1: Noon - 4:25 pm
Session 2: 7:00 pm - 10:25 pm

Sunday, January 20
Session 1: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Session 2: 4:30 pm - 7:25 pm

Read the preview for the Los Angeles World Cup.

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