Here's what happened when we attended the Main Event in May.
London TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup arrives in London at the Lee Valley Velopark from the 14 – 16 December 2018.
The venue has previously hosted countless memorable moments of British success during both the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Championships.
British double Olympic gold winner and 2016 omnium title holder Laura Kenny is hopeful that this year’s event will bring more success.
“Lee Valley Velopark holds so many great memories for me, as it does for quite a few British riders,” she says. “Having won Olympic and world titles there in the past, there is always a great sense of anticipation over being able to compete there again, and a big part of that is the home crowd.”
“A home world cup is always special, and returning to a venue which is so steeped in history will be a fantastic experience for riders and spectators.”
Great Britain’s Cycling Team has won eight gold medals across the last two word cups held on home soil, now returning from the most recent world cup series in Apeldoom, the Netherlands.
There, the men’s quartet won the team pursuit title for the first time since 2012. Katie Archibald and Emily Nelson won gold in the women’s Madison event, with silver medals for women’s team pursuit and men’s team sprint squads.
Jack Carlin won silver in the individual spring, and Mark Stewart took home bronze in the men’s point race.
With 3,500 tickets already snapped up for the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in London by British Cycling members and early birds, general sale tickets are now available.
Find tickets for the UCI Track Cycling World Cup, running from the 14 – 16 December 2018 at London’s Lee Valley Velopark now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.