Revolution series comes to Derby Arena

Revolution series. Derby Arena. August 2015

Wed 20 May 2015

Wednesday is the day of the good news (unofficially) and it's a good job that today is Wednesday as we have some great news! The new Derby Arena will be playing host to the Revolution Series - an event which sees some of the best athletes competing!

The Revolution Series is the UK's leading interenation track cycling competition and will be the first major cycling event to be hosted in the Derby Arena. It will also be an important opportunity for Team GB riders to gain UCI qualification points ahead of the next Olympics in Rio 2016. Riders need 90 UCI track ranking points by September to qualify to race the World Cups British Cycling and endurance Head Coach Heiko Salzwedel confirmed the importance of the Derby event, “We’ll be using Derby as an important opportunity to score qualification points ahead of the UCI deadline so we are pleased to be able to do this in the UK.”

The racing will feature the UKs leading male and female cycling stars and will take place across four sessions. Schedule and race highlights will include:

Session 1: Friday 14 August, 19:00-22:00 – Team Pursuit, Keirin
Session 2: Saturday 15 August, 13:00-16:00 – Omnium (Men and Women)
Session 3: Saturday 15 August, 19:00-22:00 – Omnium, Individual Pursuit, Revolution Longest Lap
Session 4: Sunday 16 August, 12:00-16:30 – Omnium, Sprint Finals, Madison

More about Revolution

Created in 2003 by FACE Partnership and the National Cycling Centre in Manchester, the Revolution Series is now established as the leading elite track cycling league in the world.

The Series has two simple aims: to provide a competitive environment for Britain’s most talented track cyclists, and to provide fans with thrilling, world-class cycling entertainment. Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish MBE, Victoria Pendleton CBE, Laura Trott OBE and Marianne Vos are some of the world famous names to have ridden at the Revolution Series in the past.

Revolution Series is a UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) event, with points available for riders to qualify for the UCI World Cup and World Track Championships.

2015-16 season dates:

Round 1: 14/15/16 August 2015 - Derby
Round 2: 24 October 2015 – Glasgow
Round 3: 14 November 2015 – London
Round 4: 28 November 2015 - Manchester
Round 5: 02 January 2016 - Manchester
Round 6: 23 January 2016 - Manchester

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