Latest News | 10 August 2015

Wiggins & Trott Line-up at Arena

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Derby Arena hosts Olympic superstars this weekend including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Laura Trott.

Team Wiggins, founded by Sir Bradley Wiggins, has been designed to prepare Great Britain's Team Pursuit riders for track cycling success at the Rio Olympics and the Revolution Series, starting in Derby before moving to London and Manchester, will form a key part of their race schedule ahead of Olympic year.

“We’re excited to start the track season with Team Wiggins and begin the build up to the Olympics. I remember racing the very first Revolution in 2003 so I’m looking forward to getting back in front of the Revolution crowds and enjoying some good racing”
— Sir Bradley Wiggins

The opening round at Derby Arena will be a crucial first test for the squad with an extended race programme featuring Team Pursuit, Individual Pursuit, Omnium and Madison.

“It’s fantastic that Sir Bradley will race the opening round in Derby along with the rest of Team Wiggins. We’ll be announcing many more Olympic stars for this event over the coming weeks so it’s going to be a spectacular debut for Derby Arena”
— James Pope, Face Partnership CEO and Revolution Series Promoter

World Champion Laura Trott will also be racing amongst a British all-star line up with Ed Clancy, Jason Jenny and Jo Rowsell. 

Additionally, Mark Cavendish will make a return to the track where he will feature in the Omnium and Madison. The UCI class 1 event has been sponsored by Sir Dave Brailsford and has been designed to enable Cavendish and other British stars to target important UCI qualification points.

“The Omnium is a tough event with all the different disciplines so Derby will be a good test and we’ll see how things progress from there”
— Mark Cavendish

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