The Alcides Nieto Patiño velodrome is set to play host to the third leg of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup ©Getty Images

The third leg of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Track Cycling World Cup is set to begin at the Alcides Nieto Patiño velodrome in Cali in Colombia tomorrow.

Cali has been a regular stop on the UCI Track Cycling World Cup having staged 14 editions of the event, most recently in 2015.

The venue also played host to the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in 2014.

Competition is due to begin tomorrow with the women’s omnium, women’s team sprint, men's 30 kilometres points race and men’s team sprint.

The men’s team pursuit then takes centre stage on Saturday (February 18) alongside the men’s keirin, women’s 10km scratch race, women’s sprint and men’s omnium.

Competition then concludes on Sunday (February 19) with the women’s team pursuit, women’s keirin, women’s points race, men's sprint,  men's time trial and the men’s madison.

Reigning European champion Tomáš Bábek of the Czech Republic arrives in Cali at the top of the standings in the men's keirin.

After the first two events, Bábek sits on 1,000 points, 200 clear of Lithuania's Vasilijus Lendel.

Another European champion, Ukraine's Lyubov Basova, holds the advantage in the women's keirin.

Tomáš Bábek leads the men's keirin standings after two events ©Getty Images
Tomáš Bábek leads the men's keirin standings after two events ©Getty Images

Basova, who won gold at the 2016 European Cycling Union (UEC) European Track Championships in Yvelines, sits on 950.

Belgium's Nicky Degrendele, who finished second to Basova at last year's European Championships, occupies second on 825.

Great Britain's five-rider squad of Emily Kay, Manon Lloyd, Emily Nelson, Danni Khan and Ellie Dickinson won gold in the women's team pursuit on home soil, beating Italy in the final at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.

The team will look to reach a world cup podium for the second time this season in Colombia, but have made two changes to the lineup.

Danni Khan has been forced to withdraw from the squad through injury and with Ellie Dickinson travelling to Los Angeles, rather than Cali, there is an opportunity for Scottish Cycling Performance Programme rider Neah Evans.

This is the penultimate stage of the World Cup season with the final round set to take place in Los Angeles between February 25 and 26.