Campbell Stewart will be among the home favourites in action ©Getty Images

Riders will continue to pursue Olympic qualification points, as Cambridge hosts the fourth event of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Track World Cup season.

Around 500 riders are expected to compete at the three-day event in the New Zealand town's Avantidrome.

The host nation will field a strong team, led by men's omnium world champion Campbell Stewart.

Stewart was in fine form at the third leg of the season in Hong Kong last week, where he earned the omnium title.

He then joined forces with Tom Sexton in the madison, with the duo clinching silver behind German world champions Roger Kluge and Theo Reinhardt.

The two teams could go head-to-head again in Cambridge.

New Zealand will expect to feature in the closing stages of the men's team sprint competition, with Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallists Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins set to compete.

The trio were world champions in both 2016 and 2017, with their focus now on the Olympic title next year in Tokyo.

New Zealand will have high hopes in the men's team sprint ©Getty Images
New Zealand will have high hopes in the men's team sprint ©Getty Images

Hong Kong sprint star Lee Wai Sze has also made the trip to New Zealand, following success in front of a home crowd last week.

Lee won the women's sprint competition in Hong Kong, but missed out on the podium in the keirin event.

Competition begins tomorrow with the men's and women's team pursuit, as well as the team sprints.

The women's madison, scratch race and sprint races are on Saturday (December 7), along with the men's omnium and keirin competitions.

The final day of competition will see the women's omnium and keirin winners crowned.

Men's madison, scratch race and sprint competitions also conclude.