The Polish city of Pruszkow, situated 15 km south-west of Warsaw, will host the opening round of the 2017-2018 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup November 3rd through 5th.
The Pruszkow Velodrome, made of Siberian Pine, opened in 2008 as Poland's first indoor velodrome, and is home to the Polish Cycling Federation.
Cycling Canada has sent a small contingent of elite women, to compete in a variety of events. Juventus member Kinley Gibson, along with fellow national team members Allison Beveridge, Ariane Bonhomme, and Annie Foreman Mackey will begin with the qualifying rounds for Team Pursuit.
Later in the competition, Kinley will team up with Allison to race the always exciting Madison. Team work and timing are critical to both the TP and Madison, but the element of surprise, tactics, and fun in the event named for its birthplace - New York's Madison Square Garden - make this event somehow extra special.
Competition will be held for men and women in the following events at the Pruszkow UCI World Cup round: team pursuit, team sprint, points race, scratch, individual sprint, Omnium, Keirin and Madison. In addition, the women only will compete in the individual pursuit.
Best of luck to all the competitors, and congratulations Kinley!