300 of the world’s best descend on Brisbane  

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Brisbane will play host to 300 of the world’s best track cyclists at the 2019-2020 TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup from December 13-15. 

300 riders from more than 50 countries will contest the fifth round of the World Cup at the stunning Anna Meares Velodrome, host of the track cycling competition for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. 

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Host country Australia, which topped the medal tally at the most recent round held last weekend in New Zealand, will be fielding the largest team at the event with 18 athletes.

Neighbouring nation New Zealand and the People’s Republic of China will boast the highest number of international talent with 17 athletes each.

Among the diverse range of international talent are four reigning world champions including Madison world champion Roger Kluge (Germany), and time trial world champion Quentin Lafargue (France).

Dual reigning world champion Wai Sze Lee (Hong Kong, China) and time trial world champion Daria Shmeleva (Russia) headline the women’s field. 

The United States will be represented by a team of eight punctuated by three-time team pursuit world champion Jennifer Valente (USA).

New Zealand’s multiple world champion team sprint trio of Eddie Dawkins, Sam Webster and Ethan Mitchell aiming to recreate their 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medal success on the track.

Also in the black and white for New Zealand will be dual Olympian and four-time Commonwealth Games representative Rushlee Buchanan, the team’s most experienced rider who will be guiding a young outfit in Brisbane. 

Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said she looked forward to welcoming athletes from all over the world to come and experience Queensland.

“We back international events like the 2019-20 TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup to grow our tourism sector and create more jobs in Queensland,” Ms Jones said. “Hosting this event for the first time in Queensland will showcase Brisbane to an international audience, bringing thousands of elite cyclists and spectators from all over the globe to compete in world-class facilities in Queensland. This reinforces our position as a global sporting events hub.

“The UCI Track World Cup adds to the growing Queensland events calendar, which has grown to be worth $880 million to the state’s economy in 2020.

“I wish all the athletes the best of luck and hope they take some time to explore our amazing state during their stay.”

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said all riders would receive a warm welcome in Brisbane.

“Brisbane is a proud cycling city and we are thrilled to be hosting the 2019-20 TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup,” Cr Schrinner said. “Major events like this inject more than $150 million into Brisbane’s economy every year and provide flow-on benefits to our local tourism, hospitality, retail and service sectors. 

“We look forward to welcoming the world’s best track cyclists in our great city and cheering on the Australian team as they compete for gold and aim to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.”

About the 2019-2020 TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup 

Brisbane’s Anna Meares Velodrome will host the 2019-2020 TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup where the world’s best track cyclists will battle for gold and valuable qualifying points for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games from December 13-15. 

The event will be delivered by Cycling Australia in partnership with the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane City Council via Brisbane Marketing. 

Schedule

  • FRI 13 DEC: Team Pursuit; Team Sprint; Para Time Trial
  • SAT 14 DEC: Men’s Omnium; Women’s Madison; Men’s Keirin; Women’s Sprint; Para Ind. Pursuit
  • SUN 15 DEC: Women’s Omnium; Men’s Madison; Women’s Keirin; Men’s Sprint; Para Scratch Race

Full Schedule (PDF) 

Tickets  Secure tickets via the official website brisbanetrackworldcup.com/tickets  

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