The Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup Series attracts the top track cyclists from around the world, featuring Olympians and World Championship medalists. From February 25-26, 2017, Los Angeles hosts the final event in a series of four international World Cups, which included Scotland, The Netherlands and Colombia. Participation and success in World Cup Series events qualify athletes to compete in future World Championships and Olympic Games.
The Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Los Angeles marks the first World Cup race in the United States since 2008. Competition takes place at the VELO Sports Center at the StubHub Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif., and will feature more than 200 riders competing in both individual and team events for men and women. The races scheduled: Sprint (men & women), Keirin (men & women), Scratch (15 km men & 10 km women), Madison (30 km men & 20 km women), Individual Pursuit (women), Team Pursuit (women), Omnium (men), and the Team Sprint (men & women). The Los Angeles event is the final major competition before the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, to be held in Hong Kong on April 12-16.
The weekend’s racing will feature members of Team USA’s silver-medal winning Women’s Team Pursuit lineup from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Kelly Catlin, Chloe Dygert and Jennifer Valente. The trio also helped the U.S. win gold in the event at the 2016 World Championships. Before competing in Rio, Dygert was named best young rider at the 2016 Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease™ Women’s Race Empowered with SRAM.