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.


Trott and Voss Sign for the Revolution Series

Revolution SeriesLaura Trott and Marianne Vos are the latest cycling stars to confirm their places at the Revolution Series, going head-to-head at Round 1, which takes place at the Lee Valley VeloPark in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on October 24-25.


Vos said, ‘Having competed in at the Revolution Series in Manchester a couple of years ago I know first-hand how electrifying the racing is, and coming back to London to compete in the Olympic Velodrome against the best British riders is an exciting challenge.’ Whilst GB’s Trott adds: ‘The atmosphere and support from the fans at each Revolution event is always unbelievable, especially when we are back in the Lee Valley VeloPark. Add the UCI points into the mix and there is a lot to cycle for in this year’s Series.’


Following the opening races at the Lee Valley VeloPark in London, the event travels to Manchester and Glasgow, before coming back to London ahead of the final round in Manchester in March of next year. Managing Director of FACE Partnership and promoter of Revolution Series, James Pope, comments: ‘The Revolution Series is all about giving the UK a chance to see the world’s best cyclists competing – to have the world’s best track rider line up against the world’s best road rider on the track is a scintillating prospect.’


The full schedule for the Revolution Series is:

Round 1: October 24-25 – London

Round 2: November 22 – Manchester

Round 3: January 3 – Manchester

Round 4: January 31 – Glasgow

Round 5: February 27-28 – London

Round 6: March 14 – Manchester


Tickets for Round 1 of the Revolution Series start from £15 and are available at



Children of the Revolution

With a stellar line up of cycling’s cream Saturday’s Revolution Series at the Manchester velodrome was being hailed as the greatest ever well in advance of a single saddle being taken to. And it certainly lived up to the hype with the likes of Mark Cavendish, Franco Marvulli, Geraint Thomas and Ed Clancy lining up for the off. Despite Ed Clancy and Andrew Tennant winning the 1km Madison time trial it was World road race champion Mark Cavendish, making his first track appearance since the 2009 World Championships, that stole the lion’s share of the limelight winning the scratch race ahead of Steven Burke and in front of a capacity crowd. Cav took the 15km event in 17minutes flat with Team Sky’s Alex Dowsett and Geraint Thomas only making 15th and 18th place respectively.


Recently-retired pro, and long-time Revolution Series favourite, Rob Hayles was welcomed with a standing ovation from the 4000-strong audience and fellow riders alike. Highlights of the event will be televised today (Monday, November 21) at 7pm on ITV4.


For full details of the Revolution Series see: