Jupiter London Nocturne Highlights Schedule

Jupiter London NocturneThe ninth edition of the Jupiter London Nocturne has been hailed as the best yet with the reversed circuit providing plenty of drama and excitement in the men’s and women’s elite races and thousands of spectators packing the streets of Farringdon.


Team JLT Condor rider, Ed Clancy, dipped over the line first to take the prestigious Santini Elite Criterium crown, holding off stiff competition from Steele Von Hoff of NFTO and Chris Lawless of ?Team Wiggins, who were almost neck and neck with him to the line.


in the Schwalbe Elite Women’s Criterium race, Pearl Azumi Sports Tours International rider Katie Archibald reigned supreme with a destructive display of power that also gained her the Combative Award for the most aggressive performance of the night. Eileen Roe of team Wiggle-Honda was in hot pursuit, closely followed by Team Giordana Triton rider, Nicola Jupiter.


Aside from the elite races, the event also played host to a penny farthing race, the F&F Folding Bike ?Race and the Santander Cycle Hire race. James Pope, organiser of the Jupiter London Nocturne commented: ‘Every year we try to build on and improve the racing somehow and this year for the first time we reversed the circuit. The change in layout made sure that the racing was super charged and exciting for the fans. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone that took part and came to watch.’


If you weren’t there to witness all of the action TV highlights of the event will be available to watch on Channel 4, Sky Sports, Eurosport, Bloomberg TV and online on the Jupiter London Nocturne’s YouTube channel from Sunday June 14. Full details of all things Jupiter London Nocturne at


Channel 4: June 16, midnight and June 20, 07.00

Sky Sports: June 12 (Sky Sports 4), 12.30 and Sky Sports 3 at 15.00. Plus June 13 (Sky Sports 2), 09.00 and June 14 (Sky Sport 2), 19.00

Eurosport: June 14, 17.00

Bloomberg TV: June 12, 12.00


Can’t wait? Watch the trailer below:



Jupiter London Nocturne Update

Jupiter London NocturneThe Jupiter London Nocturne, which takes place on June 6, has announce the additions of Team Sky, Team Wiggins, JLT Condor, One Procycling, NFTO, Madison-Genesis and Raleigh-GAC, to the pro race card in what promises to be an electric day & night of racing at Smithfield Market.


2014 elite race winner Tobyn Horton heads up Team Madison-Genesis and will come up against stiff competition from Olympic star Ed Clancy, who will be saddling up for JLT Condor along with Kristian ‘the dude’ House. New entrants to the race field, Team Wiggins, are led by British Team Pursuit specialist Andy Tennant, whilst Team Sky brings Andy Fenn to the mix.


?Saturday night will see the largest ever elite field take to the cobbled streets for the Jupiter London ?Nocturne, for which Jupiter are sponsors for the second year running. There will be 14 teams ?represented in the Santini Men’s Elite Criterium with 80 riders confirmed to race in the Schwalbe Women’s Elite Criterium.


The London Nocturne has grown each year since the inaugural event in 2007, establishing a reputation for world-class city bike racing combined with fun elements like the Penny Farthing Race, F&F Folding Bike Race, great food and drink and a party atmosphere. For a full list exactly what the Jupiter London Nocturne has in store visit


Revolution Series Round 5

Revolution SeriesThe Revolution Series returns to London this weekend (February 27 & 28) for the penultimate round of the tournament. The iconic Lee Valley Velopark, which was home to Team GB’s unprecedented Olympic success, plays host to the world’s cycling stars again and a super slate of elite racing.


Round 5 of the Revolution Series kicks off on Friday 27 February with a Team GB v Rest of World race card that has eight British and eight international riders going head to head across a Madison, Derny Race, Flying Lap and Australian Pursuit. There will also be an Elite Women’s Elimination and Scratch race, as well as a UCI Keirin (elite men), and the renowned special sprinters event; Revolution’s Longest Lap.


Saturday’s early session, which starts at 1pm, includes the Elite Championship Points Race, Elite Women’s races and UCI Sprinting. The session will also include an Elite Championship Derny Race with two heats leading to a final (this will replace the Flying Lap). All of which sets the stage for Great Britain’s most decorated Paralympian, Dame Sarah Storey, who will be hoping to break the revived UCI Hour Record, which can be streamed live from


The Saturday evening session sees European Track Champion and Double Olympic Track Champion, Laura Trott headline a stellar line up, including Team Sky’s Clancy and Kennaugh, who will be returning to the velodrome for the first time since their 2012 Olympic heroics. The race card also features the HOY Future Stars, Elite women’s Derny Race and UCI Sprinting.


The Round 5 also sees defending champions Maloja Pushbikers looking to see off a fierce challenge from team Orica-GreenEDGE, which threw down the gauntlet after an electric win at Round 4 in Glasgow. Majola will be fielding its strongest duo with team captain Christian Grasmann and Berlin six day winner Leif Lampater lining up at the VeloPark. Orica-GreenEDGE will take advantage of its collaboration in the Australian national team to field a strong pairing of Jack Bobridge and Glenn O’Shea – fresh from the World Championships in Paris where O’Shea won silver in the Omnium.


Tickets for round 5 of the Revolution Series can be purchased at


Olympic Stars Confirmed for Revolution Series London

Revolution Series LondonLee 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 or by calling See Tickets on 0844 854 2016.


Rapha Condor JLT Reveal Line Up

Rapha Condor JLT 2013 Line UpThe 2013 Rapha Condor JLT team has been officially launched at the London offices of new sponsor Jardine Lloyd Thompson, an international group of risk specialists and employee benefits consultants; JLT have replaced co-headline sponsor Sharp after their decision to concentrate efforts at World Tour level (with Garmin-Sharp). The launch event was an opportunity for the Rapha Condor team to officially welcome new title sponsor to the team, as well as to introduce the full 2013 line up for the first time. The team’s commitment to the development of young British riders has clearly been re-emphasised in 2013, with the addition of no less than five fresh young riders to the team. Alongside the team’s stars, Olympian Ed Clancy and former National Road Race Champion Kristian House, the team will also field its youngest ever line up, including five under-23 riders – three of whom will be making their senior debut for the team.


Commenting on the ambitions to develop young riders, team manager John Herety said, ‘After a successful transition into a development team in 2012, we’ve taken on an even younger group of riders this year. Our ambition is to offer these riders the best possible platform to experience high level racing both at home and abroad to help them develop and put themselves in a position to move up through the sport.’ Pragmatic as ever, he added, ‘we will also of course be looking for results. Our main aims will be focused on the Tour of Britain and the Tour Series here in the UK, but we also have a busy calendar of international racing where I expect these riders to prove themselves in some highly competitive racing…’


The team’s European campaign starts next week with the Tour of Normandy (March 18-24).



GB’s Women Shine on Track

Track Cycling World Cup 2012, Jess Varnish, Laura Trott, Ed Clancy, Jason KennyMixed fortunes for Team GB over the last three days, but no denying a long weekend of spectacular action. With Becky James replacing the retired Victoria Pendleton, she and Jess Varnish brought home the first gold medal of the Track Cycling World Cup at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome beating Spain to take the top spot in the Women’s Team Sprint. In a closely fought battle for Gold in the Women’s Team Pursuit, GB held their nerve to the line with Olympic Gold Medalists Laura Trott and Dani King joined by 18-year-old Dani King taking victory over Australia in second and Belarus in third.


Silver for the Men’s Team Sprint came courtesy of Ed Clancy, Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny who were beaten by Germany. Kenny’s luck failed to hold on day two though as a clipping of wheels with Germany’s Stefan Boetticher saw him wiped out of contention in the closing stages of the Keirin final and ultimately withdrawn from competition.


Considerably better form from Jess Varnish on day two, taking Silver behind Germany’s Gold in the Women’s Sprint, having gone head to head against teammate Rebecca James for her place in the final run-off.


The third and final day of competition undeniably belonged to Laura Trott, winning Gold in the omnium to add to her matching medal from the opening day’s Team Pursuit.



Track World Cup Opener

Track Cycling World Cup 2012 - Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome  - Jason Kenney, Ed Clancy, Laura Trott, Dani KingDespite the inauspicious start to the Track World Cup yesterday (November 16), which saw GB’s men wipe out in spectacular fashion during the qualifier of Team Pursuit, things soon picked up at the brand-new Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome with two Golds and a Silver from opening night. Spain were vanquished by Rebecca James and Jess Varnish in the Women’s Team Sprint final to take GB’s first Gold, followed by Laura Trott, Dani King and Elinor Barker taking the same colour over Australia in the Women’s Team Pursuit. Silver came courtesy of Jason Kenney, Ed Clancy and Philip Hindes’ Men’s Team Sprint.


Action continues today and tomorrow (November 17/18) in Glasgow with full scheduling details at and coverage across both BBC1, BBC2 and via the Red Button services, with additional radio coverage via BBC Five Live Sports Extra.



Rapha Condor Ramp up for 2013

Rapha Condor, Ed ClancyIn addition to retaining the services of two of their brightest stars – World Team Pursuit Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Ed Clancy and Tour of Britain King of the Mountains Kristian House – Rapha Condor have continued to commit to developing young talent with the signing of four new riders. Hugh Carthy and Will Stephenson, who recently finished first and second in the Junior Tour of Wales, both join directly from the Junior ranks; whilst former Irish U23 TT champion Aaron Buggle will bring experience in international stage races and Elliot Porter promises great things not least as he is the son of double Olympian Maria Blower-Porter and Norwegian former pro Jaanus Kuum.


Commenting on 2012’s successes and looking ahead to the coming season, Team manager John Herety, said, ‘Most of the riders we took on last year hadn’t even been part of a team environment, and some had come straight out of the Juniors, so we had to go right back to the basics. When I look at the performances in that light it gives me a great deal of satisfaction to see what we have achieved. I am looking forward to seeing what this group will be able to do next year.’


As it currently stands the 2013 Rapha Condor line up will be: Aaron Buggle, Hugh Carthy, Ed Clancy, Mike Cuming, Felix English, Luke Grivell-Mellor, Richard Handley, Kristian House, James McCallum, Elliot Porter and Will Stephenson.