Great Britain’s David Daniell will go head-to-head with French team sprint world champion Michael D’Almeida at the opening Revolution tracking meeting of the season on Saturday (October 29).
The 21-year-old Daniell finished second to Sir Chris Hoy at the National Track Championships earlier this month, claiming the scalp of defending champion Jason Kenny in Manchester.
Now Daniell is out to take revenge on D’Almeida, who needed a photo finish to beat the Brit when they first met in 2008.
“I took a bit of a break after the National Championships, then have since hit the training hard,” said Daniell. “Fitness-wise, I feel like I’m back to where I was the week before the nationals and I haven’t lost any races since. So with the confidence I’ve gained from those performances, I’m feeling pretty good going into Revolution.
“I’ve raced against Michael before in the 2008 World Cup in Manchester and he edged me out in the quarter finals. Twice it came down to a photo finish, though. So I’m definitely out for revenge. I haven’t seen him race yet this season so I’m not sure of his form but hopefully mine will be better.”
Junior world champion John Paul will add a further dose of young talent to the sprint line-up, and will be in action against D’Almeida’s compatriot, Thierry Jollet. Revolution favourite, Olympic team sprint silver medallist Craig MacLean, will lend world-class experience to the evening.
And now the road season has drawn to a close, Team Sky trio Alex Dowsett, Russell Downing and Ian Stannard will turn their attention to the track, playing a star turn in Revolution’s endurance line-up. View the full rider list here.
Revolution will be televised for the first time this season, with ITV4 commissioning four one-hour highlights programmes on the Monday evening following each event. Or book a ticket online at www.cyclingrevolution.com to be there yourself.