Dates for the 2013-14 Revolution Track Series have been released – and this season the sell-out series of events will visit London, Glasgow and Manchester.
The series is scheduled to use the London 2012 Olympic velodrome, subject to confirmation – in the re-named Lee Valley VeloPark – for the first time on January 25 2014, the final date in the four-event series.
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Manchester velodrome hosts two rounds: round one on October 26 2013 and round three on January 4 2014. The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow hosts round two on November 30 prior to its use in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The Revolution Series gains added gravitas with the inclusion of all dates on the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) track calendar for the first time. This will entice riders from around the world to come and take part to score UCI points in order to qualify for the UCI Track World Cup and World Championships.
“Changes to UCI structure mean we can achieve Class 1 ranking next season without having to compromise the Revolution format,” said James Pope, managing director of Revolution organiser Face Partnership.
“UCI points being on offer will add an extra dimension and enhance the calibre of the riders. We’re really excited our events will contribute to the Worlds, and ultimately the Olympics, qualification process.”
Revolution 2013-14 Track Series
Round 1: October 26 2013 – National Cycling Centre, Manchester
Round 2: November 30 2013 – Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow
Round 3: January 4 2014 – National Cycling Centre, Manchester
Round 4: January 25 2014 – Lee Valley VeloPark, London (TBC)