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Ed Clancy and Leigh Howard to lock horns

World champion Ed Clancy in the rainbow jersey

Former world Omnium gold medallist Leigh Howard and current champion Ed Clancy will lock horns at the Revolution finale on Saturday.

Australian Howard was crowned world Omnium champion in 2009 but, while he topped the Madison podium, was forced to settle for silver last year when Great Britain’s Olympic team pursuit gold medallist Clancy entered the fold.

And the two will lock horns at the Manchester Velodrome in a bid to take first blood ahead of the World Championships in two months time.

“Leigh is a really good rider and will be one of the main rivals for the world Omnium title,” said 25-year-old Rapha Condor Sharp rider Clancy.

“I’m focused on retaining the title at the worlds so it will be good to race against Leigh at Revolution.

“There will be several of Omnium disciplines on the programme and the racing will be fast so it will be a good test.”

Both riders arrive in the north-west in top form, with Clancy taking the Omnium gold at the Cali World Cup and HTC-Highroad man Howard claiming Madison and team pursuit gold at the Melbourne World Cup.

In the sprint racing, Dutch riders Teun Mulder, Roy Van Den Berg and Yondi Schmidt will be joined by American Giddeon Massie as they challenge British sprinters Ross Edgar, Craig MacLean, Pete Mitchell and Philip Hindes.

Tickets are available to purchase via www.cyclingrevolution.com or by calling 0843 208 1840.

Tickets are also available for the National Madison Championships on the same day with racing starting at 1:30pm. 

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