Milton, ON (October 24, 2018) – In less than two days, the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup will return to the Mattamy National Cycling Centre, in Milton, Ontario for the second consecutive year. As the second event in the Olympic qualification period, the Milton World Cup will play host to over 300 athletes from 40 nations, a 50% increase from last year.

Mathieu Boucher, Head of Development and Operations at Cycling Canada, stated, "It's pretty exciting for us to be the host of a Track World Cup for the second time in Milton. With more than 320 athletes from 40 nations, it will be one of the most competitive world cups on the calendar. We are looking forward to seeing how our athletes perform against the best in the world!"

Competition begins Thursday evening with the qualification rounds for the women's and men's Team Pursuit, which will be closed to the public. On Friday, six medal events will take place, including the Team Pursuit finals, Team Sprint finals for both women and men, plus the women's and men's Scratch Races.

On Saturday, there will be four medal events - the Sprint and Madison for the women, and Omnium and Keirin for the men. Competition concludes on Sunday with the men's Madison and Sprint, and the women's Omnium and Keirin.

Canada has sent a strong national squad of 13 athletes, and a development team - Medal 2 the Medal [P2M] - of nine riders. New Zealand, Great Britain, Australia and Germany will be among other powerhouses to watch out for during the three days of competition.  

For information on detailed event schedules and tickets, please visit https://www.twcmilton.com/.

Cycling Canada