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Revolution Track Series to be streamed live via Cycling Weekly’s Facebook page

Cycling Weekly and Revolution Track Series team up to bring you free live video coverage of racing from Manchester and Glasgow this autumn, starting on Saturday

Revolution Track Series To Be Streamed Live Via Cycling Weekly’s Facebook Page

Owain Doull, Revolution

Cycling Weekly will be streaming live video coverage of the 2016 Revolution Track Series1, which starts this Saturday, September 17. CW will be showing free live coverage of the Revolution UK Championship via Facebook Live2, in what is believed to be the biggest cycle race ever to be streamed over the social media site. Ned Boulting will be providing the commentary for the live coverage, and Sir Chris Hoy will be joining in on the evening session.

>>> Follow Cycling Weekly on Facebook3

The opening round of the series takes place in Manchester on Saturday, and will host many star riders including Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallists Ed Clancy, Owain Doull, Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker. Having been part of Great Britain s successful team pursuit line-up, Clancy and Doull will go head-to-head as they captain rival teams JLT Condor and Team Wiggins at Revolution. Both squads are hoping to qualify for the Revolution Champions League, where they will face a host of WorldTour squads. Laura Trott and Jason Kenny will be appearing at the event on Saturday, where they will be celebrating their impressive haul of gold medals in Rio and meeting fans.

>>> Laura Trott and Jason Kenny to appear at Revolution Series opener in Manchester4

Simon Collis, Content Director of Time Inc (UK) s cycling group, said: Cycling Weekly has a hugely engaged audience on Facebook, and I know they will be delighted to be able to watch Revolution Series with us. We re thrilled to work closely with Revolution to support British track cycling and promote the world s most exciting sport. James Pope, CEO of race organiser FACE Partnership, said: We are excited to extend our digital coverage of Revolution this season in collaboration with Cycling Weekly. The Facebook live broadcast of the UK Championship will provide more live racing than ever before and ensure fans don t miss a second of the action from both the afternoon and evening session.

For more event information and details of ticket sales, visit the Revolution Series website5.

Revolution UK Championship 2016 dates (all to be screened live on Cycling Weekly s Facebook6)
Round 1, September 17 National Cycling Centre, Manchester
Round 2, October 8 Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow
Round 3, October 22 National Cycling Centre, Manchester

References

  1. ^ 2016 Revolution Track Series (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  2. ^ Facebook Live (www.facebook.com)
  3. ^ >>> Follow Cycling Weekly on Facebook (www.facebook.com)
  4. ^ >>> Laura Trott and Jason Kenny to appear at Revolution Series opener in Manchester (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  5. ^ Revolution Series website (www.cyclingrevolution.com)
  6. ^ Cycling Weekly s Facebook (www.facebook.com)

Team Sky to continue riding Pinarello bikes until at least 2020

British WorldTour squad Team Sky and Italian bike manufacturer Pinarello agree a four-year extension to their partnership

Team Sky To Continue Riding Pinarello Bikes Until At Least 2020

Team Sky1 will continue to use Pinarello bikes until at least the end of the 2020 race season as the the two parties have extended their partnership for a further four years.

The British WorldTour2 team have used the Italian manufacturer s machines since the squad s inception in 2010, in what has been a successful partnership that has generated three Tour de France3 overall wins: Bradley Wiggins4 in 2012, and Chris Froome in 2013 and 2015.

We are partners of the best team the cycling world has ever experienced, in terms of organisation, professionalism and results, said Fausto Pinarello, company president. Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford added: We have been working closely with Fausto and his team since our World Tour debut in 2010, and together we have won three Tour de France yellow jerseys as well as 656 other podium places across the world. Their love of our great sport, their attention to detail and continuous search for innovation is a perfect fit with our team. The announcement of the extended partnership comes on the Tour s second rest day, where Froome currently leads the race overall going into the third and final week.

>>> Chris Froome riding new ultra-lightweight Pinarello for Tour de France mountain stages5

Froome said of the continued relationship between Sky and Pinarello: Having ridden Pinarello bikes since joining Team Sky, the greatest rides and best wins of my career have been on a Pinarello. The bikes are the embodiment of Pinarello s long heritage in the sport and their unique understanding of racing.

Team Sky To Continue Riding Pinarello Bikes Until At Least 2020

Pinarello Dogma F8 Xlight

Sky uses Pinarello s Dogma road bikes and Bolide time trial machines. Over the past six years, the team and Pinarello have developed nine top-end race machines. Currently, Froome and Geraint Thomas are using a new Xlight version of the Pinarello Dogma F86 at the Tour.

References

  1. ^ Team Sky (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  2. ^ WorldTour (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  3. ^ Tour de France (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  4. ^ Bradley Wiggins (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  5. ^ >>> Chris Froome riding new ultra-lightweight Pinarello for Tour de France mountain stages (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  6. ^ Xlight version of the Pinarello Dogma F8 (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)

Top bank predicts a collapse in the pound if Britain backs Brexit

  • UBS said it forecast a ‘sharp correction’ to ‘parity’ after a Brexit vote
  • But if Britain votes to stay In, the pound would be expected to strengthen
  • The Swiss bank warned there was a 40% chance Britain would quit the EU

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The cost of going to Europe on Discount Holidays © holiday could soar after a Brexit vote, a top bank warned today. UBS forecast a ‘sharp correction’ in the currency markets if Britain votes to leave the EU – a move which could make the pound worth about the same as the euro. Such an adjustment could make travelling in the eurozone more expensive within hours of the result being declared as markets will open as normal.

A ‘sharp correction’ in the currency markets following a Brexit vote could make a visit to Rome, left, or Barcelona, right, more expensive

A weaker pound in Europe would start making things more expensive for British travellers quickly. It means both that the pound in travellers’ pockets buys less while in the eurozone and damages the overall conversion rate when buying holidays outright. UBS analyst John Wraith said the pound was already drifting toward the value of the euro because of lingering uncertaintyy – pointing out one euro is currently worth about 78p and forecasting it will hit about 84p by the referendum date.

And Mr Wraith warned today: ‘We estimate the exchange rate level that would accommodate a sharp correction in the UK’s current account deficit and find that EUR/GBP could go to parity.’

The bank estimates there is about a 60 per cent chance Britain will vote to stay in the EU, after studying opinion polls. If this happened, Mr Wraith said he would expect the pound and euro to drift back to the level where it was for much of last year. Mr Wraith said: ‘We think that EUR/GBP should revert to the 0.73 level, near which it spent most of last year.

‘In our view, the largest part of the weakness in sterling since November can be attributed to increased concern over the possibility of exit from the EU.’

James McGrory, chief campaign spokesman, said: ‘Yet again independent experts have found that leaving Europe would hit Brits where it hurts in the pocket, with higher prices and the pound taking a pounding.

‘Britain’s EU membership means Brits pay less doing their shopping and booking their Discount Holidays © holiday abroad.

‘While the Leave campaigns refuse to say what Out would look like, the only consequences we can bank on are increased financial risk and insecurity.

Leaving is a risk we simply can’t afford to take.’

UBS said it would forcecast ‘parity’ between the currencies if Britain backed exit, which it said was about 40 per cent likely with around four months to go