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by Mark Zalewski
November 11, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Grosu wins Tour of Taihu Lake, stage 5; Dimension Data Principal on WorldTour numbers: ‘The right decision was made for cycling’; Italian federation acquits all in ‘pay-to-race’ scheme; Baby Giro returning in 2017; Is a new Chinese WorldTour race in the works?; Opening round of Revolution Series Champions League cancelled; Rally Cycling adds Junior World Time Trial Champion Brandon McNulty; Cylance Pro Cycling completes roster with Marta Tagliaferro; Jan Dieteren making comeback after recovery from cancer; Linus Gerdemann pondering retirement; Julian Dean convicted of drunk driving; Downhill Taxco 2016 Course Preview.
The launch of the new Revolution Series Champions League track racing event, set for Paris in mid-November, has been cancelled. While the organisers not give specific reasons for the cancellation, poor ticket sales for the Paris event are a likely factor.
Velodrome National de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
The series had deeply discounted tickets in recent days in hopes to at least fill seats at the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines velodrome.
“While the Revolution organisation was excited to launch the first event outside of the UK, the difficult decision was taken not to proceed with the first round of the Revolution Cycling Champions League in Paris,” a statement said. “The competition will be raced across two rounds in Manchester (25-26 November) & London (2-3 December).
“We are still keen to contribute to the development of track cycling in France, and will aim to come back next year in more favourable conditions, to present the Revolution Series to the French audience.”
The new concept pits WorldTour road racers against the best UK track racers. Team Sky’s Olympic Omnium champion Elia Viviani and Geraint Thomas as well as Italian national champion Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek Factory Racing) and Dutch champion Dylan Groenewegen (Lotto-JumboNL) are slated to participate.
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