With the fourth season of Revolution set to start on 14th October at Manchester the Italian countryside has already seen an increase in activity recently with Andrea Tafi, Franco Ballerini and Silvio Martinello out on the roads in preparation for a one-night only return to racing. Now Max Sciandri and Rolf Sorensen have dusted off their bikes eager to take up the challenge and revive old rivalries to entertain the Revolution crowds.
Healthy competition has already been building on the Tuscan roads with all the ex pros training hard in preparation for the return to action, “We’ve all been out training and everyone is really looking forward to it”, commented Sciandri. “Rolf already pulled off on a climb at the end of the ride so I took the opportunity to joke with him about his chances at Revolution”. With 10 years having passed since Sorensen took silver ahead of Sciandri in the 1996 Olympic Games Road Race you’d think the grudge would be long over, but not so as Max has already been engaging in the sort of pre-fight banter usually only heard prior to a boxing match rather than a track cycling head to head; “Rolf has put a bit of weight on so I don’t think he’s as much of a threat as he used to be – at least I’ve managed to stay in shape.”
“It’s going to be a lot of fun and I think everyone will want to win”. Sciandri is less confident about his chances of meeting up with some of his academy riders who train with him in Tuscany “It’s going to be a hard evening, track racing is really fast so it will be tough against the younger guys. It’s going to be really cool riding against the younger riders but we’ll just have to see how things go.”
With one chance to see these riders back in action tickets are selling fast. For an opportunity to get up close and meet all the star riders VIP track centre tickets are also available.
Season tickets are also available for Revolution season 4 offering a discount on entry to each event and access via the VIP entrance. For more information on the season ticket see www.cyclingrevolution.com
Season 4 Dates
Where?: Manchester Velodrome
What time?: Doors open at 5.30pm – racing starts 7pm ends at 10pm
For all the news and latest announcements, take a look at www.cyclingrevolution.com