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UCI Track World Cup kicks off in Manchester

The 2008-2009 season of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup will launch nearly a month earlier than in previous years thanks to an expanded schedule which brings the number of rounds up to five for the first time. The Manchester Velodrome, hosts to the 2008 World Championships, will offer the sport's best a chance to take advantage of its world record-ready boards October 31 through November 2.

The event will also include a special Japanese Keirin Association invitational Keirin race. Four British riders, Jason Kenny, Ross Edgar, Craig Maclean and Matthew Crampton, will be among those battling some of Japan's leading specialists for the top spot and big prizes on the final night of the World Cup.

Tickets have sold out but as the proud host of this event, British Cycling Events is pleased to offer hospitality packages for guests to enjoy the racing from the track centre. Hospitality packages are available for the evening of Friday and Saturday, running from 31 October to the 1 November.

For more information see www.trackworldcup.co.uk

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