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..
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.
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:
The WCL will name alternates that will be called up to replace any injured riders
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
NOTICE: The application period is not currently open but riders may still apply for future review.
All riders who are eligible for TeamTrak will be expected to attend one or more tryout sessions according a schedule to be announced.
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.
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.