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Glasgow prepares for cycling revolution

23/11/2012
Glasgow is set to once again host elite track cycling with the Revolution Series set to make its first ever visit to the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome at the Emirates Arena in February 2013.

The state-of-the-art venue, built ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, hosted the UCI Track Cycling World Cup last weekend in front of capacity crowds, boosting the appetite for cycling in Glasgow and beyond. Around 20,000 fans packed the venue for five sessions of top-class competition over the course of the weekend.

Almost 3,000 tickets have already been sold for Revolution Series Round 4 on 2nd February, the concluding event of this season, with more tickets released this week due to the huge demand. The action gets underway at 7pm with tickets and further information available from www.cyclingrevolution.com or by calling 0843 208 0500. 

Event organisers are confident the Glasgow event will be a fitting season finale to the Revolution Series and are urging fans to buy tickets quickly. It will be the first time the Revolution Series will be staged outside of Manchester. Some of the top names in cycling are expected to compete with Team Sky, Rapha Condor Sharp and Team IG-Sigma Sport all set to be represented.

Chair of Glasgow Life and the Executive Member for the Commonwealth Games, Councillor Archie Graham, said: "Last weekend's UCI World Cup announced our arrival on the international track cycling circuit in front of a capacity crowd in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

"We are all looking forward to the Revolution Series coming to Glasgow in February when we will once again see some of the world's top cyclists go for glory."

FACE Partnership MD James Pope said: "We've been impressed by the ambition of Glasgow Life with their desire to host major sports events so quickly after the Emirates Arena was opened. The Track World Cup was a huge success and emphasised the potential of this fantastic new venue.

"We're now looking forward to bringing Revolution to Glasgow as the next major event at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and have agreed with the venue to keep the temporary seats in place to provide the maximum capacity of 3,600."

Further information on the events coming to the Emirates Arena, including full ticket details, can be found at www.emiratesarena.co.uk  
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