The world of sport witnessed a historic moment tonight as the UCI Track Champions League made a stunning international debut. The biggest development in track cycling for generations, 72 of the world’s best riders delivered an enthralling first round of wheel-to-wheel racing at the Velòdrom Illes Balears in Mallorca, Spain.
After round one, multiple Olympic medalists and UCI Track Cycling World Champions Harrie Lavreysen (Netherlands) and Emma Hinze (Germany) lead the men’s and women’s Sprint League respectively. Alongside them, fellow decorated superstars Corbin Strong (New Zealand) and Katie Archibald (Great Britain), hold first place in the men’s and women’s Endurance League. The four leaders took to the podium to receive the coveted UCI Track Champions League Leader’s Jersey, to wear at round two in Panevėžys Lithuania on November 27.
The Velòdrom Illes Balears welcomed a packed crowd, half of whom were witnessing track cycling for the first time. The experience treated them to a technology-driven spectacle not seen before in cycling. TV viewers around the world tuned in via discovery+, Eurosport, GCN+ and a wealth of international broadcast partners for the action-packed first round.