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Cycling - 23. May 2007.

UCI Track Cycling World Championships are only a click away


Tickets for the 2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Manchester are now on sale.

The 2008 Championships are being held at the Manchester Velodrome in SportCity and will run over five days 26th to 30th March 2008. Great Britain will be defending their record haul of seven world crowns won at the Palma Championships this year. The British team could go even further this time in front of a home crowd. The championships have been extended from four to five days which will allow triple gold medal sprinter Victoria Pendleton to add the women’s 500m time trial race to her competition schedule. Pendleton was forced to watch as Australian Anna Meares won the 2007 title breaking the world record in the process.

The 2008 World Championships has an extra edge as it the last chance for the world’s top nations to qualify places for the Beijing Olympic games later in the year.

This event is one of Manchester’s big sporting attractions in 2008 where they are also hosting the World Swimming Championships and the UEFA Cup Final in Britain’s second capital city. Manchester is famous for its hospitality and many visitors are expected to take advantage of the long Easter weekend (20th – 23rd) to visit the city and stay on for the cycling championships.

UK Sport International Director John Scott is delighted that the event is coming to British Cycling's home base of Manchester. "We are looking forward to next year's championships in one of Britain's most successful Olympic sports," said Scott: "We would encourage everyone to get to the event to witness at first hand some truly world class performances with British athletes competing against the top international track cycling nations."

Simply visit www.worldtrackcycling.com and click on ‘tickets’ to be directed to the dedicated page. British fans can also obtain tickets by ringing the special World Championships hotline on 0871 230 2621. Ticket prices are fully inclusive with only postage to add to each order.

The event schedule of finals shown on the web site has now been confirmed and information regarding the qualifying schedules and race times which will be available three months before the event and shown on the event website.

The event schedule of finals shown on the web site has now been confirmed and information regarding the qualifying schedules and race times which will be available three months before the event and shown on the event website.

The Women's Schedule is as follows

Wednesday 26 March 2008
Women 500m Time Trial

Thursday 27 March 2008
Women Individual Pursuit
Women Team Sprint

Friday 28 March 2008
Women Team Pursuit
Women Sprint Rounds & Quarter Final

Saturday 29 March 2008
Women Points Race
Women Sprint Semi-final & Final

Sunday 30 March 2008
Women Scratch Race

 

There are also track centre dining packages available with information on the hospitality section of the website www.worldtrackcycling.com/hospitality.shtml

Gerry McManus
World Cup Press Officer


World Track Cycling Limited
1-3 The Parade
Claygate
Surrey
KT10 0PD
United Kingdom
Mob: +44 (0) 7739 479858
Fax: +44 (0) 1372 466 444
Tel: +44 (0) 1372 464 666
email: enquiries@worldtrackcycling.com

 

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