Lee Valley VeloPark in London will host Round 5 of the Revolution Series on February 27/28 and is set to feature one of the strongest line-ups of elite cyclists since the 2012 Olympics. Those confirmed include gold medalists Laura Trott, Ed Clancy and Peter Kennaugh.
Created in 2003 by FACE Partnership and the National Cycling Centre in Manchester, the Revolution Series is now established as the leading elite track cycling league in the world. The series is a UCI (International Cycling Union) event, with points available for riders to qualify for the UCI World Cup and World Track Championships.The majority of riders will be fresh from competing at the UCI Track World Championship in Paris, which takes place this weekend. So fans could be watching new World Champions fighting for vital UCI points in a packed event schedule including international Madison and Derny races.
The elite women’s Derny Race features Laura Trott who comments: ‘The only time I’ve raced a Derny was back in 2010, and I became National Champion, so I’ve got a pretty good record so far! It’ll be nice to do something a bit different, and with the insane atmosphere that there always is in London, I’m hoping to continue my 100% record.’
On Saturday, February 28 Dame Sarah Storey will attempt to break the women’s UCI Hour Record with UCI President, Brian Cookson, there to witness the first ever women’s Hour attempt following rule changes last year. Jack Bobridge, who tried, and failed, to take the men’s record of 51.850km from Matthias Brändle’s in January, said of Storey’s attempt, ‘It’s one of the hardest challenges that a cyclist can take on, and the most surreal strain you’ll ever put your body through in the saddle… Sarah’s one of the world’s top riders and I wish her the best of luck for a great ride.’
Tickets for round 5 of the Revolution Series can be purchased at cyclingrevolution.com or by calling See Tickets on 0844 854 2016.