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Teams confirmed for Revolution Cycling Champions League

Josh Cunningham
27 Oct 2016

12 teams, including 7 WorldTour teams, set to inaugurate the Revolution Cycling Champions League in Paris next month.

The Revolution Cycling Champions League is set to kick off in Paris next month, over the weekend of 18th and 19th Novemeber at the Velodrome National, and all 12 teams due to compete have now been announced. 

Team Sky, Orica Bike-Exchange, Trek Segredo, Lampre-Merida, Lotto Jumbo-NL, Giant Alpecin and Cannondale Drapac have all confirmed their line-ups for the event, making for a startlist that includes Geraint Thomas, Italian Road Race Champion Giacomo Nizzolo and Olympic Gold Medallist in the omnium, Elia Viviani.

Joining the WorldTour outfits in Paris will be JLT-Condor, Team PedalSure, Team Wiggins and Maloja Pushbikers, as well as a composite French national team. 

'I think the WorldTour teams will make life really hard for [everyone] across two days of racing,' said JLT-Condor rider and Olympic champion Ed Clancy [read Q&A here].  'At this moment time, it’s hard to pick a winner. In my opinion Viviani is the best all round track rider in the World - A guy like that, trying to beat him over a Flying Lap or even a Points Race, it’s no coincidence he’s an Olympic Champion. If Team Sky bring him to every race, they are going to be really hard to beat.'

The league aims to combine the recognised jerseys and riders from road racing with the thrill and accessibilty of track racing, pitting WorldTour teams against domestic track outfits.

'I think it’s a good move to take a lot of road riders, especially from WorldTour teams because it is perfect for the fans, they can watch live on the TV or in the venue and they can see the same jerseys that ride Milan San-Remo and the big grand tours, Giro d’Italia and Tour de France,' said Elia Viviani. 

The series will run across three consecutive weekends, and culminate in the grand final at the Lee Valley VeloPark in London on the 2nd and 3rd December. 

Tickets for the London round are available to purchase though Sky Tickets, with more information available at cyclingrevolution.com

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