Australian cycling legend Stuart O’Grady will make his Revolution debut at the first event of season six on November 15th. O’Grady will join CSC team mate Bradley McGee to celebrate McGee’s farewell to racing with Revolution his final outing on the track.
The pair will also be joined by fellow CSC rider Matthew Goss and Garmin’s David Millar making up an all star quartet of road pros.
“We’ve been trying to get Stuey to Revolution for years," said event organiser James Pope of Face Partnership.
“Getting him to Manchester for Mcgee’s last track race is great and will make a superb season opener.”
The road pros will face a tough evening of racing coming up against some of Great Britain’s Olympic medalists including Team Pursuit champions Geraint Thomas and Ed Clancy as well as pursuit bronze medalist Steven Burke.
Tickets to the first event are sold out.
Some tickets for the remaining Revolution events on 6th December, 10th January and 21st February are still available to purchase on www.cyclingrevolution.com.
Revolution was created in 2003 by Face Partnership and the Manchester Velodrome.
"The racing is fast and the atmosphere is electrifying with music and lighting effects creating a superb night of entertainment for cycling and non-cycling fans alike," said Pope.
Gold medal success has helped Revolution attract blue-chip brands to the track centre hospitality area.
"For the first event we have reached capacity on hospitality – 18 tables with ten people each. This season the area is much more corporate with big brands taking tables," said Pope.
"The area will also be moved to the finish straight so that the tables are right in the heart of the action with the best views."
Revolution has been promoting ‘corporate taster packages’ to clients in and out of the bike trade. Some are available for the events in January and February.
Pope thinks the sales success will continue:
"The UK is clearly hooked on track cycling following the Olympics, with both Revolution and the World Cup selling out in advance. I’m hoping we are appealing to a new audience and our aim at Revolution is to keep this audience hooked wiith our blend of entertainment and performance sport.
"I’m confident we can keep up the momentum across the season and make sure this new audience become cycling converts."