British Cycling has expressed its delight at the sale of more than 10,000 tickets for this month’s National Track Championships in Manchester.

The governing body said the evening sessions on Saturday and Sunday have sold out completely, with limited availability remaining for the programme on Friday and Saturday afternoon.

Iain Dyer, the Great Britain Cycling Team’s head coach, said sales have been boosted by the riders’ success at the Rio Olympics and the fans’ desire to watch the stars of the future.

“It’s great to see tickets for the National Track Championships proving so popular,” said Dyer.

“Traditionally, this is an event at which our developing riders are able to put a real marker down and see just how they are progressing against some of the Great Britain Cycling Team’s most experienced performers.

“This, coupled with the fact that we are now in the very early stages of another Olympic cycle, make these championships an ideal time for spectators to watch potential stars of the future, along with some of those riders they will have cheered to victory in Rio.”