The organiser of the Revolution Track Series has reported ‘overwhelming demand’ for the 2016/17 events as over 3000 tickets have been pre-sold.
This season’s Revolution Series has been expanded to include to distinct competitions: the UK Championship and the new Champions League. The latter will pit riders from eight WorldTour teams against each other over three weekends, giving the chance to see some of the world’s top names compete against each other on the boards.
“The new look Revolution Series will provide a familiar race format for fans but with more riders and teams than ever before,” said James Pope of organiser FACE Partnership.
“Our aim with the new competition structure is to create an exciting story across the season – teams will now race to qualify for the Champions League to get a shot at racing some of the world’s leading WorldTour teams bringing them together on the track for the first time.”
In the past, the Revolution events have featured Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh, Mark Cavendish, Laura Trott, Ed Clancy, Jason Kenny and a host of stars from both road and track.
Round one of the UK Championship series takes place at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester on Saturday September 17; with round two at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow on October 8; and the third and final round back at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester on October 22.
The six rounds of the Champions League event take place in pairs, with rounds one and two on November 18-19; rounds two and three over November 25-26; and rounds five and six over December 2-3. Rounds 3/4 and 5/6 take place in Manchester and London respectively, with the venue to be announced for rounds 1/2.
Tickets are available to buy now at http://www.cyclingrevolution.com/tickets.html.
Watch: How much faster does a skinsuit make you?
Revolution UK Championship dates 2016/17
Round 1, September 17, Manchester, National Cycling Centre, 17 September
Round 2, October 8, Glasgow, Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome
Round 3, October 22, Manchester, National Cycling Centre
Revolution Champions League dates 2016/17
Round 1, November 18, Venue TBC
Round 2, November 19, Venue TBC
Round 3, November 25, Manchester, National Cycling Centre
Round 4, November 26, Manchester, National Cycling Centre
Round 5, December 2, London, Lee Valley VeloPark
Round 6, December 3, London, Lee Valley VeloPark