Tel Aviv to host UCI Track Champions League final
Tel Aviv has been chosen as the sixth and final city to host the first-ever Champions League cycling competition of the International Cycling Union (UCI) which will take place in November and December.
The competition, featuring some of the world’s most prominent runners, kicks off on November 6 in Spain, continuing with rounds in France, Lithuania and London before concluding with the final of the competition on December 11 in Sylvan Adams National Velodrome in Tel Aviv, where the male and female winners will be crowned.
The competition will be broadcast worldwide on the Eurosport network and will feature 36 male riders and 36 female riders competing for equal purses. Rankings will be determined by the points awarded to riders based on their performance in the Sprint or Endurance category.
The velodrome, funded by Israeli-Canadian businessman and philanthropist Sylvan Adams as part of his vision to nurture local cycling champions in Israel, will also host the 2022 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championship.
Adams is co-owner of Israel Start-Up Nation cycling team, which participates in the UCI World Tour. He was also the driving force behind the Giro d’Italia cycling race in Israel in 2018.
“Our velodrome, the first such facility in the Middle East, is a little over a year old, and we have already developed real talent on the track, men and women, who will have the opportunity to compete against the best in the world. world on their home track. Adams said.
“In a way, this will be our ‘night out’ for the rest of the track cycling world, who will have the chance to see our world-class facility, as the event is broadcast on televisions in the lounges of the worldwide by Eurosport. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the great and exciting city of Tel Aviv. “