The UCI is in discussions to revamp its top-level international track series for the 2016/17 season Great Britain’s mens team pursuit in the 2015 European Track Championships The UCI Track World Cup series looks set for an overhaul after the closure of the 2015/16 season this weekend in Hong Kong.
The exact nature of the alterations has not yet been specified, but a Union Cycliste Internationale spokesperson confirmed to Cycling Weekly that changes were being discussed.
“The UCI is in ongoing discussions with key stakeholders including National Federations, with regards to potential changes to the structure of UCI Track competitions to create a more sustainable and attractive offering. Further details will be shared in due course.”
Former track sprinter Sir Chris Hoy tweeted on Thursday that he had heard changes were to be made to the competition. “This weekend’s track cycling World Cup will be the last one ever apparently as the competition format is changing next year. End of an era,” he said. This weekend’s track cycling World Cup will be the last one ever apparently as the competition format is changing next year. End of an era. — Chris Hoy (@chrishoy) January 14, 2016 Introduced in the mid-1990s, the top-level […]