The 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 tv.uci.ch.
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 cyclingrevolution.com