Lava in the metaverse - Five things we want to see from a virtual Track Champions League

The competition is becoming more and more immersive, so here are a few suggestions

A person watches an immersive image of track cycling in the metaverse
(Image credit: Infinite Reality / Warner Bros. Discovery Sports)

The UCI Track Champions League returns this weekend for its second edition, promising to further revolutionise the way fans enjoy track cycling.

In 2021, viewers could visit an app and view live data from the riders, including their power, speed, cadence and heart rate. There was even a function that allowed users to feel an athlete’s bpm through their phone’s vibrations. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.