• All the riders from round 1 of the UCI Track Champions League (UCI Track Champions League)Source: UCI Track Champions League
The UCI Track Champions League is headed to Lithuania this weekend and ahead of the second round, Cycling Central takes a by the numbers look at the staggering figures of the debut event in Mallorca earlier this month.
SBS Cycling Central
24 Nov - 6:05 PM 

WATCH the second round of the UCI Track Champions League from Panevėžys, Lithuania LIVE and FREE on SBS On Demand from 4 am (AEDT) Sunday, November 28

Panevėžys, Lithuania will be the site of the second round of the inaugural Track Champions League season and it will be another chance for cycling fans to feast their eyes on three hours of thrilling track action.

Round one in Mallorca was a major success for this new event format with the UCI revealing the incredible numbers behind the racing and what it takes to make their production a reality

The racing in numbers

72 riders in the inaugural series, spanning 30 nationalities
63 UCI Track Cycling World Championship titles and 29 Olympic medals between them
72 custom Santini skinsuits created, each displaying riders’ sponsors
206 laps (51.5km) of racing completed across 30 races
75kph – top speed reached by Men’s Keirin winner Stefan Bötticher
4 riders will wear the coveted Leader’s Jersey at round two

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Track Champions League debuts with top performers shining on new stage
It was a historic moment tonight as the UCI Track Champions League made a sparkling international debut in Mallorca, Spain. The biggest development in track cycling for a long time, 72 of the world’s best riders delivered an enthralling first round of wheel-to-wheel racing at the Velòdrom Illes Balears in Mallorca, Spain.

The technical setup in numbers

– More than 140 operational staff delivered the event for the UCI
1 full control room managed led panels, data, lighting, video-mapping and music
540,000 lumens of light via 26 video projectors delivered a unique visual spectacle
285 meters of LED wall and strip displays – a world-first for a track cycling event
30km of cabling connected 350 cubic meters of equipment, packed into 700 flight cases
13 tonnes of equipment hung above track centre

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Top-quality field finalised for Track Champions League
Some of the world’s greatest track cyclists are set to go head-to-head like never before from next week, as the UCI Track Champions league confirms its final entry list ahead of round one of the inaugural series on November 7 on SBS On Demand.

Behind the scenes broadcasting in numbers

80 UCI broadcast team members produced the international TV feed and programme – benefitting from augmented reality graphics, a spider camera, onboard rider, super slow motion and 360 cameras
– Onsite: Over 3000 fans attended the first-ever round of the UCI Track Champions League