Oceania’s first UCI World Cycling Centre Continental Development Satellite opens in New Zealand

The first UCI World Cycling Centre Continental Development Satellite in the Oceania region was officially opened in Cambridge, New Zealand on Tuesday 26 March 2024.

The Grassroots Trust Velodrome, the home velodrome of Cycling New Zealand and New Zealand’s national team, as the first such satellite on the Oceania region. New Zealand joins the network of existing UCI WCC satellites in Japan (Shuzenji), Korea (Yeongju), South Africa (Paarl), India (New Delhi), Portugal (Anadia), Trinidad and Tobago (Couva Canada (Bromont), and Argentina (San Juan).

Oceania Cycling Confederation President Tony Mitchell said,” The Cambridge Grassroots Trust Velodrome becoming a UCI WCC Continental Development Satellite marks a significant development in Oceania’s capability and capacity to deliver world class programmes for athletes, coaches, mechanics and Commissaires.

“Cambridge offers the perfect location to support all major disciplines including road, track, BMX Racing and mountain bike. We look forward to working closely with the team at Cambridge on programmes that will support all our National Federations.”

UCI WCC Director Jacques Landry was in Cambridge for the opening and said, “The UCI World Cycling Centre’s Continental Development Satellites play a vital role in the development of cycling worldwide. We work closely with our Satellites, which are strategically located around the world to ensure that talented athletes and their entourage can benefit from the best possible training and education opportunities.

“The Grassroots Trust Velodrome already has a proven track record of helping athletes realise their full potential, and we look forward to working with the teams in Cambridge and the region to ensure their expertise can benefit the maximum number of people in Oceania.”

Find out more about the UCI WCC Continental and Regional Development Satellites