Eurosport has been confirmed as the new broadcast partner for the Revolution Series in a deal that will provide live TV coverage for the rest of the 2015/16 season.
Revolution is the world's premier elite track cycling league featuring teams such as Team Sky, Orica-GreenEDGE and Team Wiggins. Taking place across five events in Manchester, Glasgow and London the 2015/16 series will provide important preparation and UCI qualification points for leading British and international cyclists as they build towards the Rio Olympics next year.
Stars including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Laura Trott took to the boards at the season opener in Derby. The broadcast partnership comes after Eurosport announced record audiences for coverage of live cycling in 2015.
David Kerr, managing director of British Eurosport said: "Having been to previous Revolution events, I know what a fantastic atmosphere there is in the velodrome and we hope to be able to bring plenty of exciting racing and a taste of that atmosphere to cycling fans who cannot get along to the events.
“As the road cycling season draws to a close, it is good to be able to offer cycling fans a strong schedule of both track cycling and cyclo cross to reinforce our position as the home of cycling."
James Pope, CEO of Revolution organisers FACE Partnership said: "We are very excited to be able to provide live coverage of Revolution for the first time.
“We've managed to build an audience of almost a million viewers last season so the new partnership with Eurosport will help us grow this significantly and reach more fans than ever before in the UK and internationally."
Round two of the series, which features the start of the Revolution Elite Championship and HOY Future Stars competitions takes place on 24 October at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester with live coverage on Eurosport 1 from 18:45 to 21:00.
The series then continues in London on 14 November before heading to the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow on 28 November with the final two rounds in Manchester in January 2016.
Full season dates and TV coverage*:
- 24 October – Manchester: 18:45 to 21:00 Eurosport 1
- 14 November – London: 19:00 to 21:15 Eurosport 2
- 28 November – Glasgow: 20:00 to 22:15 Eurosport 2
- 2 January – Manchester: 19:45 to 22:00 Eurosport 1
- 23 January – Manchester: 20:00 to 22:00 Eurosport 1
For more information on the Revolution Series go to www.cyclingrevolution.com
*TV schedule correct at time of going to press. Any changes to scheduling will be confirmed on www.cyclingrevolution.com and tv.eurosport.co.uk