Meanwhile, Vos and Armitstead set to go head to head again, this time at Manchester Velodrome next month

Glasgow is looking to build on the success of last week’s sellout Track World Cup when the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome hosts the fourth and final round of the 2012/13 Revolution Series on 2 February, with nearly 3,000 tickets already sold.

Coucillor Archie Graham, chair of Glasgow Life and the city council’s executive member for the Commonwealth Games which it is hosting in 2014: "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."

James Pope, managing director of Revolution Series organisers Face Partnership, added: "We've been impressed by the ambition of Glasgow Life with their desire to host major sports events so quickly after the Emirates Arena [the airline has secured naming rights for the venue] was completed. 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."

Round 2 of this season’s Revolution Series takes place on Saturday 1 December and will include the two women who fought it out for the gold medal on the road at London 2012, Marianne Vos of the Netherlands and Great Britain’s Lizzie Armitstead – both former world champions on the track.

Tickets for that event and for Round 3, also in Manchester on 5 January are sold out, but some are still available for Glasgow.

Highlights of Round 2 will be aired on ITV4 at 8pm on Wednesday 5th December, and will be subsequently be made available to watch on ITV Player.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.