Bradley Wiggins to ride opening round of Revolution Series

Sir Bradley Wiggins, UCI Hour Record 2015

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Sir Bradley Wiggins will race at the opening round of the 2015/16 Revolution Track Series at Derby Velodrome in August.

The multiple Olympic medallist and time trial world champion will join other riders from his eponymously-named team in this season's Revolution Series as they continue preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Newly-crowned Hour Record holder Wiggins himself will race in both the individual and team pursuits, with team members Andy Tennant, Steven Burke, Owain Doull, Mark Christian, Jonathan Dibben and Chris Lawless also taking part in the various rounds that will visit Manchester, Glasgow and London as well as Derby for the first time.

Sir Bradley Wiggins, UCI Hour Record 2015

Sir Bradley Wiggins, UCI Hour Record 2015
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

"We’re excited to start the track season with Team Wiggins and begin the build up to the Olympics," said Wiggins. "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."

James Pope of Revolution organiser Face Partnership said: "We’re looking forward to welcoming Team Wiggins to the Revolution Series this year.

"After a close contest last season between champions, Maloja Pushbikers, and Orica-GreenEdge the addition of Team Wiggins is sure to take the racing up another level and their calibre of track riders will make them a serious contender to take the Championship title."

>>> Derby Velodrome to host Revolution Series opening round

Wiggins is aiming for Rio 2016 qualification for Great Britain in order to have one last stab at claiming an Olympic medal to add to his existing collection of seven: four gold, one silver and two bronze. Team Wiggins includes key members of GB's potential team pursuit line-up for the Games.

For more information and online ticket sales visit the Revolution Series website.

Revolution Track Series 2015/16

Round 1: 14/15/16 August 2015 - Derby

Round 2: 24 October 2015 – Manchester

Round 3: 14 November 2015 – London

Round 4: 28 November 2015 - Glasgow

Round 5: 02 January 2016 - Manchester

Round 6: 23 January 2016 - Manchester

Video: Bradley Wiggins's time trial minute man

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