Great Britain Cycling Team set for Revolution Series opener at Derby Arena

Great Britain Cycling Team set for Revolution Series opener at Derby Arena

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The Great Britain Cycling Team will aim to qualify crucial Rio Olympic points when the opening round of the 2015-16 Revolution Series takes place in the Derby Arena on 14-16 August.

It will be the first major event to be hosted in the newly developed multi-purpose arena and will be an important opportunity for Great Britain Cycling Team riders to gain UCI qualification points ahead of Rio 2016.

Riders need 90 UCI track ranking points by 15 September to qualify to race the winter UCI Track Cycling World Cups.

British Cycling endurance head coach Heiko Salzwedel confirmed the importance of the Derby event: “We’ll be using Derby as an important opportunity to score qualification points ahead of the UCI deadline so we are pleased to be able to do this in the UK.”

Double Olympic champion Laura Trott

The event will be UCI class 1 and will feature a male and female omnium, sprint and keirin events as well as team and individual pursuits. These races will take place across four sessions between Friday and Sunday and will be complemented by the Revolution Elite Championship races.

Following the opening round in Derby the Revolution Series will continue at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow on 24 October, Lee Valley VeloPark in London on 14 November leading to the final three rounds at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester on 28 November, and the 2 and 23 January 2016.

Tickets are on sale for all events in the Revolution Series. For more information and to purchase tickets go to www.cyclingrevolution.com.

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