Last month, at the unveiling of the new UCI [Union Cycliste Internationale] Track Champions League, it was announced that the finale will take place in Tel Aviv. The male and female winners of the league will be crowned at the finale, set to occur in December at the Sylvan Adams Velodrome in Tel Aviv.
The competition, featuring some of the world’s highest profile riders, is designed to build the global profile of track cycling during the normal off-years of the four-year Olympic cycle.
UCI President David Lappartient said, “The launch of the UCI Track Champions League marks an important milestone in the history of track cycling, one of cycling’s historic disciplines and one that has been part of the Olympic Games since the first modern Games in 1896.”
Sylvan Adams, an Israeli-Canadian billionaire, has had a passion for cycling for decades and helped to establish the Israel Cycling Academy and the first velodrome in the Middle East in Tel Aviv.
He said, “In a way, this will be our coming out party to the rest of the track cycling world… Looking forward to welcoming everyone to the great, exciting city of Tel Aviv.”