Event Information






Individual Sprint (part of the Olympic programme): Qualification 200m time trials are followed by knockout heats of 3 laps that select the best two riders to line up against each other in the final. Riders sometimes come to a standstill to make their opponent take the lead – the least advantageous position before the final sprint to the finish line.

Team Sprint (part of the Olympic programme): This is raced by teams of three over three laps of the track (for women, two riders over two laps). Two teams start on opposite sides of the track, with each rider leading for a lap before peeling off. The final remaining rider for each team sprints for the finish to establish the team’s time.

Kilo (or 500 m for women): Two athletes ride simultaneously during qualifications with the 8 fastest going through to the finals. The finals are raced as an individual time trial from a standing start. The competitor with the fastest time is the winner.

Keirin (part of the Olympic programme): Riders follow in the slipstream of a pacing motorbike for 750m before undertaking a three-lap sprint to the end. The motorbike gradually increases the speed from 30 to 50 km/h before pulling off the track to allow the sprint to begin.


Individual Pursuit: Two riders start on opposite sides of the track and compete over 4km (3km for women). The winner is the rider who manages to catch his/her opponent or who records the fastest time.

Team Pursuit (part of the Olympic programme): Two teams of four riders start on opposite sides of the track and compete over 4km. The winning team is the one that manages to catch its opponents or that records the fastest time.

Points Race: This is a bunch-start race of around 25km for women and 40km for men. Riders can gain points during sprints (one every 10 laps on a 250m track) and by lapping the rest of the field (+20 points). The final result is calculated according to the number of points won. Points awarded in the last sprint after the full distance are doubled (10 points, 6 points, 4 points, 2 points).

Madison (part of the Olympic programme): Teams of two riders take part in this relay race contested by means of intermediary sprints (every 10 laps). While one team member races, the other slows down to take a rest before being thrown back into the action with a hand sling from his/her team mate. The classification is calculated according to the number of points won. As with the points race, any team that gains a lap on the main bunch is awarded 20 points, while any team that is lapped by the bunch has 20 points deducted. Points awarded in the last sprint after the full distance are doubled (10 points, 6 points, 4 points, 2 points).

Scratch Race: This is a mass-start race for individual riders over 15km for men and 10km for women. The first lap is neutralised.


Omnium (part of the Olympic programme): Formerly made up of 6 events disputed over 2 consecutive days, this year the Omnium will comprise four endurance events raced on the same day: Scratch race, tempo race, elimination and points race. Riders must show consistency throughout the day to have a chance of topping the final classification.

The tempo race is new to the Omnium, and its rules are similar to those of the points race. After the first five laps, intermediate sprints occur every lap with one point awarded to the first rider. Riders also gain points for lapping the main bunch, while riders caught by the main peloton must leave the track and lose all their points.




Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the 2017 TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Milton! The organizing committee is looking for motivated volunteers to fill a variety of roles and responsibilities between Monday, November 27, 2017 and Monday, December 4, 2017.

Eligible volunteers may apply using the volunteer application form provided the following criteria is met:

  • Volunteers must be at least 19 years of age as of November 1, 2017. U19/Junior track athletes are also encouraged to apply as there will be a limited number of spots available to them as well.
  • Volunteers must be available for a minimum of four shifts (AM and/or PM shifts) between Sunday, November 26, 2017 and Monday, December 4, 2017. Volunteers should be prepared to be available for at minimum, 2 weekend shifts and 2 week day shifts. Shifts may be scheduled earlier in the day from morning through to early afternoon or later in the day from early afternoon through to the evening.
  • Volunteers must attend a mandatory training session that will take place prior to Sunday, November 26, Monday, November 27, 2017. Details regarding the mandatory training session will be sent to successful applicants in October, 2017.

We anticipate that a large volume of volunteer applications will be received thus not all applicants will be successful. The volunteer application form will be available until September 30, 2017 or until all volunteer roles have been filled; we therefore encourage you to complete the volunteer application form as soon as possible. Applicants will be notified by email with regards to the outcome of their application by October 15, 2017 or earlier depending on the number of applications received.


Applications for media accreditation for the TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Milton are now open. If you are interested in being accredited, please complete the following application form before November 1st, 2017

Please note that given the high volume of applications and the limited number of space, not all media requesting accreditation will be accepted.
For any media inquiries, please contact karine.bedard@cyclingcanada.ca.


If you are interested in learning more about our corporate packages, please contact matthew.jeffries@cyclingcanada.ca.