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