DATES & VENUES
The forthcoming Revolution Series begins on Saturday, 26th October at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester and ends in London with a double bill of racing on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th March 2014 at the Lee Valley VeloPark. For the first time the Series includes five rounds.
Excitement is building ahead of that season finale, the first elite cycling event in the Olympic Velodrome after the 2012 Games. Glasgow's world-class Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome will host a Revolution Series round again after a successful debut in February 2012, while three rounds take place at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.
Event DetailsRound 1: 26th October - Manchester
Event DetailsRound 2: 30th November - Glasgow
Event DetailsRound 3: 4th January 2014 - Manchester
Event DetailsRound 4: 1st February - Manchester
Event DetailsRound 5: 14/15 March 2014 - London
Each round will feature an afternoon and evening session packed with action from leading male and female British and international cycling stars. There are three elements to each event throughout the season: Elite Championship, UCI-sanctioned competition, and Future Stars (Under-16s).
The Elite Championship is the centrepiece of the Revolution Series race programme, running throughout the five-round season. Six Elite Championship events are spread across each evening session at all venues. Last season, a thrilling contest was decided in the very last race as Ed Clancy and James McCallum led Rapha Condor JLT to victory ahead of German outfit Rudy Project Racing Team.
In a significant step forward for the Revolution Series, each round will be a UCI Class 1 event, with UCI points available for selected races including the sprint races and elite women's endurance events. These points will go towards rider and team qualification for the World Championship as well as providing an important test between the World Cup rounds.
Designed to develop the UK's brightest young cycling talent, the Future Stars competition sees leading junior riders compete in a league across the season for boy's and girl's titles. Young riders hope to follow in the tracks of Steven Burke and Pete Kennaugh, previous Future Stars winners who have gone on to become Olympic champions.
Future Stars and UCI races will be split across the afternoon and evening session with the emphasis of the evening session on the Revolution Championship and sprint finals.
In the afternoon session, riders will battle for World Cup qualification points in UCI-classified endurance races, combined with Future Stars action and sprint qualification for the evening events.
Each session includes around three hours of racing – see a sample race programme here.
SEASON FINALE – LONDON, 14-15 MARCH
The season finale in London will include an additional night of racing on Friday evening. The centre piece to the race programme will be a Madison featuring some of the world's best endurance pros. There will be plenty of other world class racing to make a season finale double bill a fitting opening for the London Velodrome (Lee Valley VeloPark).
Tickets will be available to buy for all sessions – see more details here.