Thirteen medal winning athletes, seven gold, three silver, two bronze and one world record. Team GB were unstoppable in Beijing and now they are coming back to Revolution at the Manchester Velodrome.
With the UK experiencing a cycling frenzy following the Olympics tickets for the new Revolution track cycling series are selling out fast.
?With the amazing success of Team GB, we were expecting Revolution to attract a larger and more diverse audience than ever before but we didn?t expect tickets to sell this quickly,? commented Revolution organiser James Pope.
?Cycling is the sport of the moment and everyone wants to see our Olympic champions in action. We found out the Track World Cup had sold out on the Saturday night so we put Revolution tickets on sale just over a week ago and now our first event on November 15 is selling out fast.?
From triple gold medal winner Chris Hoy and Rebecca Romero, the first ever British woman to medal in two different sports, the entire GB Track squad has ridden at Revolution.
Indeed, for young Olympians Steven Burke and Jason Kenny, Revolution was where it all began just a few seasons ago.
Back in 2005, Steven won the Revolution Future Stars competition, narrowly beating Andy Tennant in one of the most exciting finals the competition has seen and Kenny started his Revolution appearances with a convincing win in the Junior Sprint competition in November 2006. More recently, at Revolution 19 (January 2008) he won the sprint omnium and stole the show with an opening 200m TT of 10.172.
?Everyone in the Revolution team is especially proud of the achievements of riders like Jason and Steven,? said Pope. ?Through the previous Revolution seasons we?ve seen them emerge from juniors to Olympic medallists which is an incredible achievement.?
With the British stars set to feature across the new season the biggest challenge for the organisers now is finding the riders to take them on.
?We?ve always looked to set up head to head races and revenge matches but this has normally been geared towards the Brits getting revenge,? commented Pope. ?Now it will be the other way round.?
?I?m sure the French will be eager to take a shot at our sprinters and we have already received a lot of interest from countries wanting to send riders to race so I?m confident we will be in store for an explosive season.?
Revolution will take place on November 15, December 6, January 10 and February 21 with tickets for the first two events available on www.cyclingrevolution.com.
Addendum: The November 15 event has now sold out.
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