Katie Archibald is one of eight Olympic champions set to feature in Manchester ©Getty Images

Over 10,000 tickets have been sold for the second round of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Track Cycling World Cup in Manchester.

A World Cup event is taking place in the city for the first time in four-years, with Glasgow having hosted last year.

London staged a competition back in the 2014 to 2015 season, with the capital having then held the World Championships in 2016.

Action at the National Cycling Centre is set to begin tomorrow, with eight Olympic champions set to feature during the three days.

They will include Rio 2016 women’s team pursuit gold medallists Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald, who will feature in Britain’s endurance squad.

The duo are likely to form a pairing in the women’s madison race on Saturday (November 11).

Competing in your Great Britain jersey in front of your home fans is always a special experience, and it’s great to hear that there’s so much enthusiasm and excitement for the event,” said Archibald.

“The atmosphere will be fantastic and the entire squad is looking forward to getting out there.”

“British crowds always create an amazing atmosphere, and Manchester will be no different.

“The feeling of being cheered on by a home crowd is a great one for any athlete, and the fact that we’ll be doing so on our home track will make it a really exciting weekend.”

Manchester will hold a World Cup event for the first time since 2013 ©Getty Images
Manchester will hold a World Cup event for the first time since 2013 ©Getty Images

Competition will begin tomorrow, with the men’s and women’s scratch race gold medals set to be awarded in the evening session.

Team sprint and the women’s omnium will also conclude in the final session of the day.

Men’s individual sprint, team pursuit and omnium events will finish on Saturday (November 11), along with the women’s keirin, madison and 500 metres time trial.

Racing will conclude the following day, with medals set to be awarded in women’s individual sprint and team pursuit, as well as the men’s keirin, madison and kilometre time trial competitions.

Canada will host the third leg of the World Cup series from December 1 to 3 at the Milton Velodrome, which was built for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.

Chile’s capital city Santiago will stage the fourth event of the series a week later, with competition running from December 9 to 10 at the Parque Peñalolén velodrome.

The campaign will then draw to a close in Belarus’ capital Minsk, where action will be held from January 19 to 21, 2018.

The series began last week in Pruszków, Poland.