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Revolution Series and Velon create track 'Champions League'

'The Revolution Champions League' will feature 8 World Tour teams, and utilise Velon's live data broadcasting capabilities.

Josh Cunningham
22 Apr 2016

Revolution Series owners Face Partnership have joined forces with Velon, a business venture formed in 2014 with the aim of increasing stability in cycle sport, to create 'The Revolution Champions League'.

The series, due to hit the boards in the winter, aims to marry the often thrilling environs of a velodrome with the recognisable names and jerseys of World Tour road teams. It will feature twelve teams, eight of which will be World Tour, and the remaining four a mix of UK and international teams, to compete across four events, running alongside the regular domestic Revoltion Series. 

As well as the updated format, the inclusion of Velon will also give opportunity to utilise the data capturing capabilities that Velon is developing with Infront Sports & Media, with the aim to stream live race data to spectators. Exactly what data remains undisclosed at this stage, however. 

'We are excited to be linking up with the Revolution Series, extending our goals in cycling beyond the road and onto the track,' said Velon CEO Graham Bartlett. 'Revolution is already a very well established and successful race series and this new partnership will enable the series to expand internationally as the new "Revolution Champions League".'

'Velon and FACE are united in the aims of providing more entertaining racing for cycling fans and a better narrative to the race season,' added Face Partnership CEO James Pope. 'With Velon’s support we will bring the world’s best road teams to Revolution and create a new exciting format for track cycling.'

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