The Union International des Velodromes (UIV) Talents Cup for Under 23 riders will be organised for the third time this coming winter. UIV president Henrik Elmgreen said, "We have had so much positive response from riders as well as coaches and federations about the two first years of the Cup, that we nearly feel obliged to continue."
In total, 95 riders from 12 nations participated in the UIV Cup in 2004/2005. Past competitors include Iljo Keisse, Mark Cavendish and Alex Rasmussen, who have all gone onto greater things on the track.
The Cup will be organised as part of the Six Day races organised by members of the UIV:
October 17-22: Amsterdam (Ned) 3-Days
October 27-November 1: Dortmund (Ger) 3-Days
November 10-15: Munich (Ger): 6-Days
November 22-27: Gent (Bel): 6-Days
January 5-10, 2006: Rotterdam (Ned) 3-Days
January 12-17: Bremen (Ger): 5-Days
January 19-24: Stuttgart (Ger): 3-Days
January 26-31: Berlin (Ger): 6-Days
February 2-7: Copenhagen (Den) 6-Days