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Eurosport named broadcast partner for 2015/2016 Revolution Series

Coverage of the five-date series to be beamed live into the nation's homes
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Eurosport will be broadcasting the Revolution Series thanks to a new deal that will see it beam over live TV coverage for the rest of the 2015/16 season.

Elite track cycling league Revolution features teams like Team Sky, Orica-GreenEDGE and Team Wiggins over five events in Manchester, Glasgow and London. The 2015/16 series will provide preparation and UCI qualification points for British and international cyclists as they build towards the Rio Olympics next year.

Following recent news of record cycling audiences, the Revolution Series will give Eurosport's audiences additional cycling content as the road season draws to a close and "further reinforce Eurosport's position as the home of cycling".

British Eurosport MD David Kerr 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."

The Revolution events will be shown live on Eurosport's pan European network to reach 54 countries and will also be distributed worldwide.

The first event takes place on 24th October at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester, then continues in London on 14th November before heading to the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow on 28th November with the final two rounds in Manchester in January 2016.

While these are subject to possible change, the full season dates and TV coverage currently stand as:

  • 24th October – Manchester: 18:45 to 21:00 Eurosport 1 (19:45 to 22:00 CET)
  • 14th November – London: 19:00 to 21:15 Eurosport 2 (20:00 to 22:15 CET)
  • 28th November – Glasgow: 20:00 to 22:15 Eurosport 2 (21:00 to 23:15 CET)
  • 2nd January – Manchester: 19:45 to 22:00 Eurosport 1 (20:45 to 23:00 CET)
  • 23rd January – Manchester: 20:00 to 22:00 Eurosport 1 (21:00 to 23:00 CET)

www.cyclingrevolution.com

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