The most famous sports names will be featured in the inaugural season of the UCI Track Cycling Champions League, which will be broadcast on Discovery channels across Europe.
The European coverage of the UCI Track Cycling Champions League is the real “who” in the world of cycling, Olympic medalist and world champion, and independent experts. At each round, well-respected Orla El Shennawy will lead the show with six-time Olympic gold medalist Sir Chris Hoy and two-time Olympic gold medalist Christina Vogel, who will present her expert analysis to millions of cycling enthusiasts around the world in three hours. broadcast live.
Laura Kinney and Jason Kinney are the best-honored Olympic couples in cycling history, with a staggering 12 gold medals in total. Each round of the velodrome will witness live action from behind the microphone and provide insight into the development of the drama during the evening.
The local broadcast of the UCI Track Champions League will also be available to viewers in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden and Finland. There are many well-known names in broadcasting, including two-time Olympic gold medalist Joanna Roussel, UK MBE and Frenchman Arnaud Tournant, who has won four Olympic medals on a moped.
In the UCI Track Champions League, the best talents will meet in an unprecedented way and compete with each other in five countries in five rounds. The men’s and women’s tournaments are split into two, creating the Sprint Championship and the Endurance Championship, which will feature some of the world’s most exciting riders, including Harrie Lavreysen, Jeffrey Hoogland, Maximilian Levy, Katie Archibald and Lea Friedrich.
Discovery’s coverage of the series isn’t limited to live promotions for the Velodrome: Eurosport’s weekly show, The Cycling Show, lets you watch upcoming events and glimpse the best moments of the UCI Cycling Champions League, while Eurosport.com has the latest news and insights. Plus, new and exciting concepts. In addition to analysis provided by the custom bike platform, the Global Bike Network and GCN, Discovery ensures fans get a comprehensive view of the UCI Track Champions League, with all the key stories from each round.
Scott Young, Vice President of Content and Production at Discovery Sports, commented on the event: “It is a huge challenge to create a new image of a world-class sporting competition, so we are very excited to bring this great new concept to life for millions of fans across Europe. We have a great opportunity to work with the UCI to create something new and dynamic that will open a new era in the sport.” Then he added: “Over the next six weeks, we will strive to innovate and tell important stories, take advantage of the competition in the field, and produce content that truly engages fans – whether it’s our excellent team of experts, digital content or specific content through live action. Above all else. We want it to be fun – the possibilities are endless.”
Discovery and UCI announced in March 2020 that they would jointly launch the UCI Track Cycling Champions League Series in order to create a short, dynamic and engaging format. The cash prizes will be distributed equally between the male and female competitors as part of the commitment to gender equality, which is in line with the UCI’s equal cash prizes policy in all of its competitions.