Aussie sprinter Matthew Glaetzer is ready to rip up the boards at Brisbane’s Anna Meares’ Velodrome when it hosts the 2019-2020 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup from 13-15 December.
“This season for us is Oceanias and then the World Cups and that finalises with the Brisbane World Cup so that will be exciting for us to host a world cup and we’re excited to really rip for that one,” said 2018 sprint world champion Glaetzer.
Glaetzer will be joined by a host of the Australian Cycling Team’s best as they battle for gold and valuable qualifying points for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
“Racing is the best preparation for a big event like the Olympics and the World Cup in Brisbane is exactly that,” said Glaetzer, who claimed two gold on the Anna Meares’ Velodrome at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
At December’s World Cup, Glaetzer is anticipated to line up in the team sprint, sprint and keirin, giving fans the opportunity to catch the world’s fastest in action each of the three days of racing.
“It is us preparing and trying to dial in on things we need to focus on and that’s different for each person. So it’s a great dress rehearsal for us to really get in some good form and perform with the pressure of the crowd and everything going on around that.”
Ticket prices start at $10 for morning sessions, while fans can get along to the evening’s finals action for as little as $30. Family and Series passes are also available so you can catch the action with your friends.
- FRI 13 DEC: Team Pursuit and Team Sprint
- SAT 14 DEC: Men’s Omnium, Women’s Madison, Men’s Keirin, Women’s Sprint
- SUN 15 DEC: Women’s Omnium, Men’s Madison, Women’s Keirin, Men’s Sprint
The 2019-2020 UCI Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup was secured by the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland in partnership with Brisbane City Council via Brisbane Marketing and Cycling Australia.