The Revolution Series was a huge success
Tue 18 Aug 2015
Last weekend, Fri 14 - Sun 16 Aug, saw the first major cycling event take place - the Revolution Series gave professional riders the chance to gain qualifications points for the 2016 Rio Olympics and the Derby crowds couldn't get enough of the top quality action.
On Friday night, highlights came from Sir Bradley Wiggins and the rest of Team GB - including Owain Doull, Steve Burke and Ed Clancy - winning the Team Pursuit with a time of 3.54.974, just 3 seconds off the current record.
Laura Trott was also in action as she took part in the Individual Pursuit, which was won by team mate Joanna Rowsell-Shand.
On Saturday the racing continued throughout the day with Mark Cavendish taking part in the Omnium - his first for 15 years. The Brit came second overall to fellow athlete Ed Clancy.
On Sunday, spectators were treated to Wiggins and Cavendish teaming up for the Madison event, which they won in fine form with 11 points ahead of their nearest competitors.
All of Team GB were in action throughout the weekend with riders taking part in most events.
Feedback for the Derby Arena came thick and fast and some of the cycling stars were positive in their response to the new venue.
Sir Bradley Wiggins said of the Arena;
It’s just brilliant. You don’t get to come to this part of the world very often and it’s just nice to come to another world class velodrome
Ed Clancy was also positive, saying;
It’s been great. The crowd has been sold out every evening – even on Sunday morning the place has been packed and the track looks great.
Whilst over on Twitter and Facebook, the fans were loving the three day event, with positive reviews coming in throughout the weekend. If you attended the Revolution Series on any of the days, we'd love to hear your feedback! Get in touch with us on Twitter, Facebook or Email.
In the meantime check out some photos from the weekend below.