THE SPORTING FORMAT EXPLAINED
- The UCI Track Champions League is a league format where every round will feature the same race programme. The inaugural season will be held over six weeks in November and December 2021.
- Riders score points across the five rounds in either the Sprint or Endurance category. Each category has two different types of races in which competitors can accumulate points: Sprinters will race in both Sprint and Keirin while Endurance riders will race both Elimination and Scratch. 18 riders can take part in each category, totalling 72 riders — equal numbers male and female — to take part in the inaugural UCI Track Champions League.
- Rankings within the UCI Track Champions League will be determined by points allocated to riders from their performance in each race. Points will accrue in a league table and the overall winner in each of the categories will be the rider with the most points at the end of the series. At the end of each event the current leader will be awarded the coveted leader’s jersey to wear at the next event.
- 4 champions awarded: 2 men and 2 women in each category.
- Official ambassadors and legendary track cyclists Kristina Vogel and Sir Chris Hoy have advised on the sporting format to help ensure it delivers maximum excitement for riders as well as fans.
The UCI TCL will feature league tables for each discipline (men’s and women’s) with rankings determined by points allocated to riders for their performance in each Round.
These points will accrue in a league table and the overall winner will be the rider with the most points at the end of the series.
- The maximum number of points available if a rider wins all races is 200.
- In the event of a tie in the standings the result will be determined from the previous race – best placed in the last race wins.
- At the end of each event the current leader will be awarded the leader’s jersey and will wear the jersey at the following event.
- Prize money is awarded for every race and for the overall standings (see prize money below).
- UCI points are awarded for every race and for the overall standings (see UCI points below).