Rider Application

This is archived content from the 2016 TeamTrak Pilot
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League Information

TeamTrak Format

TeamTrak is a new, innovative professional track cycling league of teams and indoor racing events owned by World Cycling League and designed to capitalize on the American and worldwide interest in cycling by presenting an entertaining format – TeamTrak — that will appeal to modern sports fans while preserving and enhancing the sport’s most exciting velodrome racing events. TeamTrak’s mission is to bring the best elements of successful modern sports and business to track cycling..

TeamTrak Conferences

A TeamTrak conference is made up of 6 regionally-identified teams anchored by a permanent indoor velodrome capable of hosting up to 12, 3 day TeamTrak Tournaments between October and March each year. TeamTrak will be introduced in a series of Tournaments in selected indoor velodromes around the world in 2019 and 2020. It is anticipated that the first full conference will be hosted at the National Velodrome Events Center upon its completion with additional conferences added at selected velodromes as expansion warrants.

TeamTrak Teams

Each TeamTrak team is identified by a venue such as a city, region or country. All domestic TeamTrak teams will be initially owned and managed by WCL and all sponsorship rights to the teams will be held by WCL. A WCL team is made up of seven men and women riders:

  • 4 Men: 1 Sprint Rider and 3 Endurance Riders
  • 4 Women: 1 Sprint Rider and 3 Endurance Riders

The WCL will name alternates that will be called up to replace any injured riders

TeamTrak Format

The core of TeamTrak is a 12 race Meet among six teams that lasts less than 3 hours. A Meet includes races for men and women, with a 2 to 4 minute break between each race and a 15 minute half time. The standard TeamTrak Tournament is 3 Meets run over 3 days. A regular season is 12, 3 day Tournaments (36 Meets) and runs from October through March.

TeamTrak Scoring

Riders score points for their team in each race. Standings are updated in real time during each race. At the end of each Meet and each 3 day Tournament, teams are ranked according to the number of points accumulated. A Tournament score is assigned to each Team: 6 points for a win down to 1 point for 6th place. Tracking team standings and rider results throughout the season builds and sustains fan interest.

TeamTrak Races

TeamTrak takes the best and most exciting events in track cycling and combines them into a fast moving program that showcases the sport’s best attributes: Speed, endurance, bike handling and teamwork. Featured races will include massed start events at different distances: Eliminations, Kierin, Points Races, Scratch Races and Super Sprints.

Promotion and Marketing

TeamTrak  is made for television and is ideal for sponsorship. Breaks between races allow commercial time as well as up close and personal features that will enhance, not interrupt, racing action. WCL’s broad sponsorship platform includes, teams, events, special features, hospitality and media packages incorporating internet, television, radio, print and social media.

League Expansion

TeamTrak’s growth will capitalize on the widespread interest in building indoor velodromes and the need to provide quality programming for existing, underutilized velodromes around the world. WCL’s goal is to first create proof of concept with the USA National Conference at the National Velodrome Events Center. Within 5 years WCL expects to have three fully operational conferences, each with a HQ velodrome, new teams and new riders. At that point, WCL will license 18 teams, have a pool of 126 riders and conduct 36 Tournaments per season. Inter-conference meets, playoffs and championships will enhance the popularity and marketability of TeamTrak.

Rider Information

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Selection Criteria

Minimum Qualifications

  • Professional or Category 1 track license as issued by UCI/USAC or home country federation. Although preference will be given to American cyclists, competitors from other nations are encouraged to apply
  • Competition resume indicating track and road experience and results
  • Demonstrated track sprint and/or endurance ability, personality and character
  • Availability to participate at in selections/training camp when announced and release from existing team for the TeamTrak season, if applicable.

Rider Application

NOTICE: The application period is not currently open but riders may still apply for future review.

TeamTrak Tryouts

All riders who are eligible for TeamTrak will be expected to attend one or more tryout sessions according a schedule to be announced.

TeamTrak Qualifiers

16 men and 16 women plus up to 8 alternates will be selected from applications and tryouts.  All riders who are selected must sign the TeamTrak Rider Contract prior to the event.

Contracts and Prize Money

TeamTrak is invitational competition. Each accepted rider will be required to sign a performance contract detailing all terms and conditions. Incentives include a base contract plus prize money based on total team points scored, awarded to the team.

Official Rider Application

The application period for the World Cycling League’s 2016 TeamTrak Grand Premiere Tournament (March 17-20, 2016) held at the VELO Sports Center indoor velodrome in Carson, CA is now closed. All male and female competitive track cyclists who meet the WCL stipulated criteria may still apply for future consideration. Reach us with any questions or difficulties by email info@worldcyclingleague.com and please leave a contact phone number. We respond to all inquires promptly.

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