Sir Bradley Wiggins to race during Revolution Series at Derby Arena
Tue 23 Jun 2015
It has been confirmed today that Sir Bradley Wiggins and Team Wiggins will be racing at the new Derby Arena as part of the upcoming Revolution series!
Team Wiggins will join the Revolution Elite Championship this season using the Series to fine tune their form ahead of the London World Track Championships and Rio Olympics.
The team, founded by Sir Bradley Wiggins, has been designed to prepare Great Britain’s Team Pursuit riders for track cycling success at the Rio Olympics and the Revolution Series will form a key part of their race schedule ahead of Olympic year.
The opening round at the new Derby Arena will be a crucial first test for the squad with an extended race programme featuring Team Pursuit, Individual Pursuit, Omnium and Madison.
Sir Bradley Wiggins is confirmed to race the Team Pursuit and Individual Pursuit with the rest of the Team Wiggins squad racing across all the elite events.
Sir Bradley Wiggins said: “We’re excited to start the track season with Team Wiggins and begin the build up to the Olympics. I remember racing the very first Revolution in 2003 so I’m looking forward to getting back in front of the Revolution crowds and enjoying some good racing.”
With the squad featuring multiple world and Olympic medallists, Team Wiggins will be a serious contender for the Revolution Elite Championship and will be able to draw from track talent including Andy Tennant, Steven Burke, Owain Doull, Mark Christian, Jonathan Dibben, Chris Lawless and Sir Bradley Wiggins himself.
Face Partnership CEO and Revolution Series promoter, James Pope said: “It’s fantastic that Sir Bradley will race the opening round in Derby along with the rest of Team Wiggins. We’ll be announcing many more Olympic stars for this event over the coming weeks so it’s going to be a spectacular debut for Derby Arena.”
Round 1 in Derby will take place between 14 and 16 August with four sessions of racing across the three days. It will be the first major event to be hosted in the newly developed multi-purpose arena and will be an important opportunity for Team GB riders to gain UCI qualification points ahead of Rio 2016.
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