Revolution Series teams up with Velon to create track cycling ‘Champions League’

Velon and FACE Partnership agree a deal to bring a Champions League to the Revolution Series this winter

A new partnership between Velon and the Revolution Series will see eight WorldTour teams competing in a track cycling ‘Champions League’ in the winter of 2016.

The deal, announced on Friday between Velon and FACE Partnership, will see road and track stars from around the world go head to head to decide who will be the ultimate cycling champions – their words, not ours.

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The Champions League events will see an extended range of dates and venues, with 12 teams in total competing over three consecutive weekends.

“Velon and FACE are united in the aims of providing more entertaining racing for cycling fans, and a better narrative to the race season,” said James Pope, CEO of FACE Partnership.

“With Velon’s support we will bring the world’s best road teams to Revolution and create a new exciting format for track cycling.”

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Pope told Cycling Weekly that the Champions League rounds will take place on consecutive weekends from November 18/19 to December 2/3 at venues in the UK and overseas.

Get ready for on-bike cameras and the whole range of data capturing devices that Velon are developing with Infront Sports & Media. These are set to be sprung into action at the Tour de Suisse in June, so by the winter they should be well honed.

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“At Velon we are excited by linking up with the Revolution Series extending our goals in cycling beyond the road and onto the track,” said Velon CEO Graham Bartlett.

“Revolution is already a very well established and successful race series and this new partnership will enable the series to expand internationally as the new ‘Revolution Champions League’.”

FACE reports that the new format for the Revolution Series will start this winter, with dates and venues to be announced in due course.