UCI Track Champions League 2021 - Emma Hinze ‘happy about prize money equality' in new track cycling series
"I like the equality between men and women, that there are the same number of riders and same prize money, UCI points. When we do the same performance, or as good as the men, we should get the same prize money," said Hinze ahead of the series opener in Mallorca on Saturday. Watch the UCI Track Champions League on discovery+
'I don't know what to expect' - Top sprinters excited for UCI Track Champions League
Emma Hinze says she is “really happy” about the equality between men and women at the UCI Track Champions League.
The new five-event series kicks off in Mallorca on Saturday and features two leagues for both men and women: a Sprint Championship and Endurance Championship.
The overall winner of each category will take home €25,000, with prize money awarded for each place in the main standings. Race winners will also receive €1,000, with financial incentives for places 1-10 in every race.
Hinze will compete in the Sprint Championship, which is stripped down to track cycling’s two most exciting formats: the keirin and individual sprint.
The German is one of the favourites for overall glory after winning sprint gold at the recent World Championships in Roubaix, but will face stiff competition from the likes of Canada’s Kelsey Mitchell, compatriot Lea Friedrich and the Netherlands’ Shanne Braspennincx.