Cycling Weekly will be streaming live video coverage of the 2016 Revolution Track Series, which starts this Saturday, September 17.
CW will be showing free live coverage of the Revolution UK Championship via Facebook Live, in what is believed to be the biggest cycle race ever to be streamed over the social media site.
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Ned Boulting will be providing the commentary for the live coverage, and Sir Chris Hoy will be joining in on the evening session.
The opening round of the series takes place in Manchester on Saturday, and will host many star riders including Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallists Ed Clancy, Owain Doull, Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker.
Having been part of Great Britain’s successful team pursuit line-up, Clancy and Doull will go head-to-head as they captain rival teams – JLT Condor and Team Wiggins – at Revolution. Both squads are hoping to qualify for the Revolution Champions League, where they will face a host of WorldTour squads.
Laura Trott and Jason Kenny will be appearing at the event on Saturday, where they will be celebrating their impressive haul of gold medals in Rio and meeting fans.
Simon Collis, Content Director of Time Inc (UK)’s cycling group, said: “Cycling Weekly has a hugely engaged audience on Facebook, and I know they will be delighted to be able to watch Revolution Series with us. We’re thrilled to work closely with Revolution to support British track cycling and promote the world’s most exciting sport.”
James Pope, CEO of race organiser FACE Partnership, said: “We are excited to extend our digital coverage of Revolution this season in collaboration with Cycling Weekly. The Facebook live broadcast of the UK Championship will provide more live racing than ever before and ensure fans don’t miss a second of the action from both the afternoon and evening session.”
For more event information and details of ticket sales, visit the Revolution Series website.
Revolution UK Championship round one schedule (Saturday, Sept 17)
Saturday afternoon session
Racing from 13:00 to 16:00.
Event 1 Elite Championship (Men) – Elimination-Scratch Men
Event 2 Elite Championship (Women) – Elimination Race Women
Event 3 Elite Championship (Men) – Flying Lap Men
Event 4 Sprint Omnium Round 1 – Keirin Men
Event 5 Elite Championship (Women) – Flying Lap Women
Event 6 Elite Championship (Men) – Points Race Men
Event 7 The Sir Brailsford Omnium – Scratch Race Men
Event 8 Sprint Omnium Round 2 – 6 Lap Dash Men
Event 9 Sprint Omnium Round 3 – Keirin Men
Saturday evening session
Racing from 19:30 to 22:30.
Event 10 Elite Championship (Women) – Scratch Race Men
Event 11 HOY Future Stars Points Race Boys
Event 12 Elite Championship (Men) – Madison Time Trial Men
Event 13 Sprint Omnium Round 4 – Keirin Men
Event 14 HOY Future Stars Scratch Race Girls
Event 15 Elite Championship (Men) – Madison Time Trial Men
Event 16 HOY Future Stars 6 Lap Dash Boys
Event 17 HOY Future Stars Points Race Girls
Event 18 Sprint Omnium Round 5 – Elimination Men
Event 19 HOY Future Stars Scratch Race Boys
Event 20 Elite Championship – Team Elimination Men
Event 21 Sprint Omnium Round 6 – Keirin Men
Event 22 Elite Championship – Elimination/Scratch Race Women
Event 23 HOY Future Stars 6 Lap Dash Girls
Event 24 Elite Championship (Men) – Scratch Race Men
Event 25 Sprint Omnium Round 7 – Handicap Men
Revolution UK Championship 2016 dates (all to be screened live on Cycling Weekly’s Facebook)
Round 1, September 17 – National Cycling Centre, Manchester
Round 2, October 8 – Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow
Round 3, October 22 – National Cycling Centre, Manchester