Revolution Series streamed live from London's Olympic velodrome today - watch it here

Organisers stream season finale of annual track series, Trott and Pervis the stars at last night's opener

by Simon_MacMichael   March 15, 2014  

Laura Trott in action in Revolution Series (picture credit Luke Webber:Revolution Series)

Today there's a chance to catch some top track cycling live from the Lee Valley VeloPark as the velodrome hosts its first event since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games - the season finale of the 2013/14 Revolution Series - with all the action of both sessions streamed live via YouTube (videos below).

It's the first time organisers FACE Partnership have shown the event as it unfolds via the video-sharing site, and with a number of Team GB riders who won gold here at London 2012 riding and a three-way tussle between Rudy Project RT, Rapha Condor JLT and Team Sky for the Elite Championship, there should be some great racing.

Last night, a packed crowd cheered on one of the stars of the London Olympics, double gold medallist Laura Trott, as she dominated one of the events she won at the velodrome two years ago, the omnium.

Last night, swapping the colours of Team GB for those of Wiggle Honda, she pulled off a perfect performance, winning the the flying lap, the points race and the elimination race - the latter marred by a crash at the end involving her team mate Dani King and Scottish rider, Katie Archibald.

It wasn't just British riders in action. France's François Pervis, who won three gold medals in the recent UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali, Colombia, won the keirin, one of the events here that counts towards UCI ranking points.

The Spanish pair of Albert Torres and David Muntaner, who won gold in the Madison in Cali, continued their form as they won that event.

Among those who will be in the velodrome to watch today's action will be the man who in that heady fortnight in the summer of 2012 became Great Britain's most successful ever Olympian as he clinched the sixth gold medal of his career - Sir Chris Hoy, whose bike brand sponsors the HOY Future Stars competition for up and coming riders.

Here’s this evening's programme, plus the video.

Saturday evening session

Racing from 19:00 to approx. 22:30

Event 9  UCI Sprint Semi-finals - Match A  Men
Event 10  UCI Omnium - Scratch Race (10km)  Women
Event 11  HOY Future Stars 6 Lap Dash  Girls
Event 12  UCI Sprint - Semi-finals - Match B  Men
Event 13  Team Elimination Race  Men
Event 14  HOY Future Stars Points Race    Boys
Event 15  UCI Sprint - Semi-finals - Match C  Men
Event 16  Elite Championship 1km Madison Time Trial  Men
Event 17  Future Stars Scratch Race  Girls
Event 18  UCI Sprint Finals - Match A  Men
Event 19  Elite Championship 1km Madison Time Trial  Men
Event 20  HOY Future Stars 6 Lap Dash  Boys
Event 21    UCI Sprint Finals - Match B  Men
Event 22  HOY Future Stars Points Race    Girls
Event 23  UCI Sprint Finals - Match C  Men
Event 24  HOY Future Stars Scratch Race  Boys
Event 25  UCI Scratch Race (15km)  Men
Event 26  UCI Omnium - Time Trial  Women
Event 27  PRESENTATIONS - WINNING TEAM & FUTURE STARS 
Event 28  Team Sprint     Men

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I had F1 quali for breakfast, Rugby for a long languid lunch and this just polished off a perfect day for me. Lewis on pole, Ireland Champions and Laura Trott about to do a 6 point omnium.

posted by Notsofast [39 posts]
15th March 2014 - 23:26

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Notsofast wrote:
I had F1 quali for breakfast,

Maybe I do too many cryptic crosswords, but I read that as "F1 quail" and wondered if Bernie Ecclestone had upped the catering...

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8020 posts]
15th March 2014 - 23:32

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Thanks for some great racing. Loved the coverage. Especially as I wasn't able to watch it all live but could come back later and catch up on the bits I'd missed but wanted to see. Please can we have more of this. Smile

posted by BarefootBrian [14 posts]
16th March 2014 - 0:39

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Was there last night (Saturday). Amazing building, great racing. Laura Trott is absolutely tiny and absolutely awesome. Pervis is a machine. The Rapha-Condor-JLT Madison TT was really impressive. And I was really impressed by the concessions: good quality food and beer, not outlandishly expensive, couple of decent 'shop' stalls at good prices.

Niggles: the seats are pretty uncomfortable (even compared to other sports stadia; and a half-hour walk back to Stratford tube afterwards along fairly narrow pavements (for 6000 people) is a bit of a pain. It will be much better when they finish the park (Leyton tube is actually closer).

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posted by Gizmo_ [819 posts]
16th March 2014 - 9:11

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Gizmo_ wrote:
Was there last night (Saturday). Amazing building, great racing. Laura Trott is absolutely tiny and absolutely awesome. Pervis is a machine. The Rapha-Condor-JLT Madison TT was really impressive. And I was really impressed by the concessions: good quality food and beer, not outlandishly expensive, couple of decent 'shop' stalls at good prices.

Niggles: the seats are pretty uncomfortable (even compared to other sports stadia; and a half-hour walk back to Stratford tube afterwards along fairly narrow pavements (for 6000 people) is a bit of a pain. It will be much better when they finish the park (Leyton tube is actually closer).

Agreed - having to enter from Stratford is particularly annoying when your house is just the other side of Hackney Marshes. It makes a 15 minute ride a 1 hour journey by public transport.

posted by teaboy [149 posts]
16th March 2014 - 10:39

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Thanks Road CC, had a great night of track racing entertainment.

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posted by antonio [949 posts]
16th March 2014 - 11:09

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Fully agree with all of Gizmo's points above - glad it wasn't just me who found the seats uncomfortable! Top night though.

posted by dp24 [186 posts]
18th March 2014 - 11:44

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You two must have very soft and sensitive arses! Smile took the family including my 8 and 15 year old boys on Saturday night. They loved it especially the eldest. Not one complaint from any of them and they sat in the seats for more than 3 hours. All of us astonished that Trott gets so much power out of that tiny frame of hers. She is not much bigger than some of the male sprinters thighs!

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18th March 2014 - 12:29

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