Introducing: Miriam Vece

Miriam Vece (Italy) will compete in the Track Champions League 2021
Miriam Vece (Italy) will compete in the Track Champions League 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images)

The UCI Track Champions League will kick off with 72 of the world’s best track cyclists - 36 male and 36 female - from 30 nations in Mallorca on November 6. 

Italy's Miriam Vece, 24, will be one of the 18 athletes competing in the women's Sprint events alongside Lea Friedrich from Germany, who won three gold medals at the recent Track World Championships, Olympic gold medalist Kelsey Mitchell (Canada), keirin gold medalist Shanne Braspennincx (Netherlands), and Tokyo sprint silver medalist Olena Starikova (Ukraine).

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Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.