With the road racing season imminently drawing to a close, cycling fans can obtain their fix of bike action with live coverage of the Revolution Track Series this winter.
In a newly-inked deal, Eurosport will provide live television coverage of the remainder of the hugely popular track series. It’s the first time in its 12-year history that the series has been broadcast live.
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The events regularly attract the top track racing talent, including riders such as Bradley Wiggins, Laura Trott, Mark Cavendish, Jason Kenny, Marianne Vos and Ed Clancy. This year’s Revolution events have extra importance for riders as they can claim qualification points for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio.
“Having been to previous Revolution events, I know what a fantastic atmosphere there is in the velodrome and we hope to be able to bring plenty of exciting racing and a taste of that atmosphere to cycling fans who cannot get along to the events,” said managing director of British Eurosport, David Kerr.
Live coverage of the Revolution events will be broadcast across Europe, and distributed to the rest of the world.
James Pope, CEO of Revolution organiser FACE Partnership said: “We are very excited to be able to provide live coverage of Revolution for the first time. We’ve managed to build an audience of almost a million viewers last season so the new partnership with Eurosport will help us grow this significantly and reach more fans than ever before in the UK and internationally.”
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The next event in the 2015/16 Revolution Series takes place in Manchester on October 24. Subsequent rounds take place in London (November 14), Glasgow (November 28) and Manchester (January 2 and 23).
Last week, British Eurosport announced it had record-breaking viewing figures for its cycling coverage during the 2015 season, with audiences up 15 per cent.