The inaugural UCI Track Champions League season is set to continue in Lithuania ©UCI Track Champions League

Lithuania is set to host the second event of the fledgling International Cycling Union (UCI) Track Champions League season.

The season launched in Mallorca earlier this month, with four leaders' jerseys secured on the Spanish island.

Double Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Harrie Lavreysen of The Netherlands and Germany’s Emma Hinze earned the sprint jerseys.

The pair enjoyed victories in the individual sprint competitions, as well as strong showings in the keirin to top the men’s and women’s standings, respectively.

Lavreysen and Hinze will seek to add further points to their tally at the second event at the Cido Arena in Panevėžy, the only indoor velodrome in the Baltic states.

A packed schedule will feature three rounds of individual sprint competition, as well as two rounds of the keirin.

The first four leaders' jersey of the UCI Track Champions League were presented in Mallorca ©UCI Track Champions League
The first four leaders' jersey of the UCI Track Champions League were presented in Mallorca ©UCI Track Champions League

Lithuanian sprinter Simona Krupeckaité, an ambassador for the UCI Track Champions League, is expected receive strong support at her home event.

"It was an exciting experience to compete in Mallorca," Krupeckaité, winner of 500m time trial and keirin world titles during her career, said.

"This new and innovative competition brings together real high-action drama and the world’s top riders.

"Actually, the view and the atmosphere were so good in Mallorca that I wish I could see everything from the fans’ perspective.

"The week before the second round we competed in the Lithuanian National Championships and it was a great test of form before the second round.

"I feel prepared, excited and can’t wait for Saturday night.

"It’s a rare chance to see the best riders in the world and we are lucky to have such an event in Panevezys and the opportunity to compete in front of our fans."

Britain's Katie Archibald will wear the leader’s jersey in the women’s endurance competition following victory in the elimination race in Mallorca, as well as a fourth place in the scratch race.

She will expect to face competition from Maggie Coles-Lyster of Canada, winner of the scratch event earlier this month.

New Zealand's Corbin Strong holds a 10-point lead in the men’s endurance event after winning both elimination and scratch competitions.

Both the men’s and women’s scratch races in Panevėžy will be held over 20 laps.

London’s Lee Valley VeloPark is due to host the third and fourth rounds of the series on consecutive days next month.

Competition is scheduled to be held on December 3 and 4.

The inaugural series is due to end in Tel Aviv on December 11, where the series champions in all four categories will be crowned.