Glasgow ready for more elite track cycling after world cup success

Glasgow ready for more elite track cycling after world cup success


Glasgow is ready to host more elite track cycling with the Revolution Series to visit the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome at the Emirates Arena in February 2013.

The ultra-modern venue built ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games hosted the Track World Cup last weekend in front of capacity crowds, boosting the appetite for cycling in Glasgow and beyond.

Almost 3,000 tickets have already been sold for Revolution Series Round 4 on 2nd February, the concluding event of this season, with more tickets released this week due to the huge demand.

Chair of Glasgow Life and the Executive Member for the Commonwealth Games, Councillor Archie Graham, said: "Last weekend's UCI World Cup announced our arrival on the international track cycling circuit in front of a capacity crowd in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

"We are all looking forward to the Revolution Series coming to Glasgow in February when we will once again see some of the world's top cyclists go for glory."

FACE Partnership MD James Pope said: "We've been impressed by the ambition of Glasgow Life with their desire to host major sports events so quickly after the Emirates Arena was completed. The Track World Cup was a huge success and emphasised the potential of this fantastic new venue.

"We're now looking forward to bringing Revolution to Glasgow as the next major event at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and have agreed with the venue to keep the temporary seats in place to provide the maximum capacity of 3,600."

Meanwhile, Revolution Series Round 2 is fast approaching, with Olympic Road Race champion Marianne Vos and silver medalist Lizzie Armitstead taking to the track in at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester on Saturday 1st December.

The women's omnium will have a distinct Team GB v Netherlands flavour with plenty of high-profile women riders joining Vos and Armitstead.

The Elite Championship also continues at Round 2 after Rapha Condor Sharp took control in Round 1.

See full schedule and event information for Round 2 here.

Highlights of round 2 will be shown on ITV4 at 8pm on Wednesday 5 December, and will be available for catch-up in ITV Player.