British Cycling has confirmed its intention to field a full strength Great Britain Cycling Team at the first round of the Revolution Series, taking place at Derby Arena from 14 – 16 August 2015.
The Great Britain Cycling Team will compete at what marks an important racing opportunity in their preparations for Rio. It is expected that current Olympic champions Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell Shand, Jason Kenny, Phil Hindes, Ed Clancy and Steven Burke will be racing for UCI qualification points, as well as riders who have already made their mark on the world stage since London 2012 such as Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker.
Technical director Shane Sutton OBE said: “The Revolution Series provides the team with a valuable chance to earn UCI qualification points ahead of the Rio Olympic Games, and as such you can expect every Great Britain Cycling Team track rider to be competing at the Derby round in August - barring injury.
“The team enjoy racing at this level in the UK as the support of a home crowd really boosts morale and spurs them on, which is exactly what we saw in London 2012, and as such you can expect to see some exciting racing from the country’s best riders.”
For more information and to purchase tickets go to www.cyclingrevolution.com.