Mark Cavendish, Rob Hayles and Chris Newton all return to Revolution on January
12th to add some experience to the endurance racing which has so far this season
been dominated by the excellent British Cycling Academy.
Cavendish, now riding as High Road Sports, had a turbulent start to his track
season with a disappointing performance at the Gent Six Day and under his own
admission “struggled to find his track legs” after a long road season.
However, the Manx star returned to form with a podium place in the Madison at
the Beijing World Cup.
Cavendish will now join Rob Hayles and Chris Newton as they return to Manchester
to continue their build up to the World Championships at the end of March.
The trio will certainly have their work cut out as they take on the British
Cycling Academy who have been on blistering form so far this season. This was
highlighted by a dominant performance by Ben Swift at the last Revolution event
and the 100%me team of Andy Tennant, Jonny Bellis and Steven Burke who lapped
an experienced Spanish squad in the Team Pursuit.
These riders return on January 12th in an action packed programme featuring
a Motor Paced Scratch, 10km Points Race and 1km Madison Time Trial.
To compliment the programme Revolution 19 will also see a return of the elite
women’s racing. After years of struggling to find enough riders to field
women’s racing at Revolution the dramatic increase in British female talent
has provided an abundance of competitors which was demonstrated by the success
of the women’s racing at Revolution 17.
One notable rider making their debut at Revolution will be pursuit specialist
Rebecca Romero. An Olympic silver medallist and World Champion in the sport
of rowing, Romero moved to cycling in 2006 and went on to take silver in the
Individual Pursuit at the 2007 World Championships. With her sights firmly set
on the Beijing Olympics Romero will now use Revolution as crucial preparation
as she targets the Points Race as well as Individual Pursuit.
Tickets for Revolution on January 12th are on sale at www.cyclingrevolution.com
or by calling 0845 686 0105 or 0161 223 2244.