The UCI Track Champions League is a new international track cycling championship developed in partnership between the UCI and Discovery Sports Events.
The UCI Track Champions League has been designed to reinvent track cycling creating an innovative new format to engage fans globally. The best riders will qualify from the UCI Track World Championships to compete across 6 rounds to determine who is the world’s best sprint and endurance riders. Every race matters in the UCI Track Champions League as riders will have to fight for every point to ensure they are at the top of the league table at the end of the season.
The race format will be simplified to include the fastest and most exciting disciplines: Sprint and Keirin for the Sprint Championship and Elimination and Scratch for the Endurance Championship. The action will unfold across a fast paced 2 hour race programme scheduled in primetime Saturday evening across six consecutive weekends.
The inaugural UCI Track Champions League begins in November 2021.
About the UCI
Founded in 1900 in Paris (France), the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the worldwide governing body for cycling. It develops and oversees cycling in all its forms, for all people: as a competitive sport, a healthy recreational activity, a means of transport, and also just for fun. The UCI manages and promotes the eight cycling disciplines: road, track, mountain bike, BMX Racing, BMX Freestyle, cyclo-cross, trials and indoor cycling. Five of these are featured on the Olympic Games programme (road, track, mountain bike, BMX Racing and BMX Freestyle), two in the Paralympic Games (road and track) and four in the Youth Olympic Games (road, mountain bike, BMX Racing and BMX Freestyle). For more information: www.uci.org.
About Discovery Sports Events
Discovery Sports Events is the Discovery Communications-owned Eurosport Group’s event management division. Based in Paris it offers a wealth of expertise on two and four wheels. On four wheels it promotes the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup and FIA European Rally Championship with the sport’s governing body, the FIA. It also promotes from 2020, PURE ETCR, the world’s first all-electric touring car championship. On two wheels, it is in a multi-year alliance with FIM to promote the FIM Endurance World Championship for motorbikes. From 2021, it will promote UCI World Track League under long-term agreement with the sport’s governing body, the UCI. Discovery Sports Events delivers a full spectrum of event management services including promotion, television production, media rights distribution, press office management, sponsorship acquisition and client servicing.
Eurosport is the number one sport destination in Europe, fuelling the passion of fans and connecting them with the greatest sports events in the world. As the Home of the Olympic Games in Europe, Eurosport delivered the ultimate Games experience for PyeongChang 2018 reaching both record linear and digital viewership across localized Eurosport services. Firmly established as the Home of Cycling, Grand Slam Tennis and Winter Sport, Eurosport channels – Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2 – reach 246 million cumulative subscribers across 75 countries in Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Eurosport.com is Europe’s No 1 online sports news website with an average of 30 million unique users per month and, along with the Eurosport app (available on iOS and Android), the only place to watch Eurosport anytime online, on mobile and on tablet devices. Discovery Sports Events specializes in the management and promotion of international sporting events. More information is available by visiting corporate.eurosport.com.
About Discovery Sports
Discovery Sports represents Discovery’s portfolio of sports brands, channels and platforms. It collectively reaches 130 million people every month, engaging fans and broad audiences in more than 200 markets and in over 20 languages across all platforms where consumers are spending time -free-to-air TV, pay-TV, streaming, online and social. Discovery Sports includes the much-loved consumer brands Eurosport, Global Cycling Network (GCN), Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN), Golf Digest and GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR, as well sports programming and content on discovery+ and Discovery’s free-to-air TV networks. They connect audiences with the greatest sporting events in the world. This includes being the Home of the Olympics Games in Europe; tennis’ Grand Slams; cycling’s Grand Tours and more than 300 days racing a year; the PGA TOUR year-round; the best new and existing electric racing series with ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and FIA eTouring Car World Cup; and every major winter sports World Championship and World Cup event. Discovery Sports completes a full 360° offer with its events management and promotion arm, Discovery Sports Events.
About Play Sports Group & GCN
Play Sports Group is the world’s leading creator of cycling digital video distributed on YouTube and Facebook. We are a digital sports media company focused on the world of cycling. Combining our deep love of the sport with world-leading expertise in video and digital distribution, we have built a leadership position in the market. We operate eleven market-leading YouTube channels: Global Cycling Network, Global Cycling Network en Español, Global Cycling Network Italia, GCN Japan, Global Cycling Network en Français, Global Mountain Bike Network, Global Triathlon Network, Electric Mountain Bike Network, GCN Tech, GMBN Tech and GCN Racing with over 8.2 million followers across associated social media platforms. Together they have accumulated over 12,180 years of watch time, 17.6m video likes and an average of 100 million monthly views, creating the world’s largest online video cycling community. Subscribe to GCN via YouTube and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Headquartered in Bath, England, PSG is also home to SHIFT Active Media, the award-winning cycling marketing agency, who work alongside some of the biggest, most high-profile brands in the cycling world. Play Sports Group is a subsidiary of Discovery Inc. For more information about the Play Sports Network visit www.playsportsnetwork.com or for SHIFT Active Media, visit www.shiftactivemedia.com.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.