The new tournament begins on Saturday (6 November) with full coverage across discovery+, Eurosport and GCN+
Discovery is to provide multi-platform coverage of new UCI Track Champions League cycling series across discovery+, Eurosport and GCN+.
Orla Chennaoui, Sir Chris Hoy, Kristina Vogel, Jason Kenny, Laura Kenny, Arnaud Tournant and Joanna Rowsell will all be part of the presentation team covering the tournament, which begins this weekend in Mallorca, Spain.
Live coverage from each of the five rounds of the series, featuring 72 of the best cyclists in the world, will be broadcast live on discovery+, Eurosport and GCN+ to viewers in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden and Finland.
Laura and Jason Kenny will be at the Velodrome for each round offering their insights as the drama unfolds throughout the evening.
As well as the live coverage, Eurosport’s weekly The Cycling Show will preview upcoming events and look back at the best of the UCI Track Champions. Eurosport.com will also provide offer the latest news from the tournament.
The idea behind the UCI Track Champions League is to create a “short, dynamic and attractive format”, with equal prize money for both male and female riders.
Live coverage of the first round of the UCI Track Champions League from the Velòdrom Illes Balears in Mallorca will start across Discovery’s platforms from 19:45 on Saturday (6 November).
Scott Young, SVP content and production, Discovery Sports, said: “There aren’t too many opportunities to help shape the perception of a new world-class sports competition but we’re incredibly excited to be bringing this brilliant new concept to life through our multiple platforms to millions of fans across Europe. We have a great opportunity to work in partnership with the UCI to create something fresh, something new, something dynamic that will herald a new era for track cycling.
“Over the course of the next six weeks, we will look to innovate and tell the stories that matter, harness the rivalries that are created on the track and produce content that really engage fans – whether that be through our superb team of experts, our digital content or through the live action itself. Most of all, we want it to be fun - the opportunities are endless.”
UCI Track Champions League Race Calendar
Round 1: Mallorca, Spain – Saturday 6 November
Round 2: Panevezys, Lithuania – Saturday 27 November
Round 3: London, UK – Friday 3 December
Round 4: London, UK – Saturday 4 December
Round 5: Tel Aviv, Israel – Saturday 11 December