The London round of the UCI Track World Cup (February 16-19) has major significance in the track world. Not only is it the final round of the 2011-12 World Cup, but it is also the first top-level competitive event to be hosted by the new London 2012 velodrome and serves as an official test event for the Olympic Games.

Many of the riders will be there to prove that they are worthy of selection for the summer Games, so we can expect to see a turn-out of the cream of the world’s track talent. Certainly, Great Britain will field its strongest possible squad as something more than a dry run for the big event.

Initial reports from riders training on the boards in London is that it is a fast track – we may see world records being challenged over the weekend.

Needless to say, the event has sold-out to capacity, guaranteeing an atmosphere of Olympic proportions.

Cycling Weekly will be covering the London Track World Cup with live updates, reports, photos and analysis.

London Track World Cup 2012: Latest news

Amazing Trott has London crowd in a frenzy

Blog: Covering the Track World Cup

Blog: London Track World Cup #1

British Track World Cup team pursuit line-ups finalised

Team GB continue to experiment with team sprint line-up ahead of Olympics

Cycling Weekly’s London 2012 Olympic Games news section

Team GB: London 2012 Olympic cyclists profiles

Cycling Weekly’s guide to track racing

Aerial photographs show off London 2012 Olympic park

London Track World Cup 2012: Live coverage and reports

Day four: Sprint win for Hoy as Aussies dominate team pursuit

Day three: Hoy thrills home crown en route to keirin victory

LIVE rolling text coverage of the London Track World Cup

Day two: Two world records for Great Britain

Day one round-up: Racing gets underway in the Olympic velodrome

London Track World Cup 2012: Photo galleries



London Track World Cup day four by Andy Jones



London Track World Cup day three part two by Andy Jones


London Track World Cup day three part one by Andy Jones




London Track World Cup day two part two by Andy Jones



London Track World Cup day two photo gallery by Andy Jones



London Track World Cup day one photo gallery by Andy Jones

London Track World Cup 2012: Programme (finals)

Friday, February 17

Women 10km scratch race

Women team sprint

Women 3km team pursuit

Men team sprint

Men 1km time trial

Men 40km points race

Saturday, February 18

Women 3km individual pursuit

Women sprint

Men keirin

Men omnium

Sunday, February 19

Women keirin

Women omnium

Men 4km team pursuit

Men sprint

London Track World Cup 2012: TV coverage

BBC coverage

Friday February 17

1900-2000, BBC Two

1900-2205, BBC Red Button & BBC Sport website

Saturday February 18

1900-2100, BBC Two

1900-2140, BBC Red Button & BBC Sport website

Sunday February 19

1445-1800, BBC Two

1445-1800, BBC Red Button (from 1530 on Freeview) & BBC Sport website

BBC website cycling coverage page>>

British Eurosport coverage

Sunday February 19

1500-1815, British Eurosport, LIVE

2215-2345, British Eurosport 2, highlights

Monday, February 20

2200-2330, British Eurosport, highlights

British Eurosport website>>

Related links

Houvenaghel, Trott and Storey take women’s team pursuit in Cali

Storey out of running for London 2012 GB team pursuit

Hoy scores sprint gold in opening track World Cup

UCI’s 2011-12 Track World Cup kicks off in Astana

Rider profiles: GB men



Steven Burke



Ed Clancy



Matt Crampton



David Daniell



Ross Edgar



Sir Chris Hoy



Peter Kennaugh



Jason Kenny



Ben Swift



Andrew Tennant



Geraint Thomas

Rider profiles: GB women

Wendy Houvenaghel

Becky James

Dani King

Victoria Pendleton

Jo Rowsell

Laura Trott

Jess Varnish

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