After the resounding success of the Women’s Sprint Omnium at Revolution 9, the organisers of the event have confirmed that for the first time at a Revolution there will be Women’s Endurance Omnium at Revolution 10 held at Manchester Velodrome on the 19th November.
Victoria Pendleton fought hard for her victory over Anna Blyth, Willy Kanis and Yvonne Hijgenaar and the omnium races were some of the most exciting of the night so the endurance women have a lot to live up to. Victoria will this time be testing her endurance skills by joining a field of 20 riders including the power-house Nicole Cooke and international riders from the UCI School in Switzerland. With a strong field the racing will be intense and British endurance star Rachel Heal is already looking forward to the challenge,
“We get so few opportunities to ride in front of big crowds, or indeed to compete, that we are all going to be full gas from the out set. We have three weeks to get ready for the World Cup where we will be taking on some of the worlds best riders and Revolution is the perfect opportunity to really get our competition heads on. I am out to win I can tell you that much.”
The men will not be left out with an incredible line-up of international stars. Britain’s home grown sprint talent of Chris Hoy, Craig MacLean and Jason Queally, all of whom have showed some outstanding form at the Moscow World Cup, will be taking on the sprint giants Germany who are fielding a team that contains World Sprint Champion Rene Wolff, Jan Van Eijden and the man who came a close second to Jason Queally in Moscow Carsten Bergemann. In Moscow the Germans beat the Brits in the Team Sprint so the head to head will be all the more important at Revolution 10.
With the World’s three best Madison teams in the shape of Hayles and Cavendish, Stam and Slippens and Keisse and Gilmore joining the line up this is the most star studded Revolution yet and looks set to be an amazing night.
Season 3 remaining Dates
• Event 2 (Revolution 10) – 19th November 2005
• Event 3 (Revolution 11) – 21st January 2006
• Event 4 (Revolution 12) – 18th February 2006
When?: 19th November 2005
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.
As ever, tickets are available to purchase in advance from www.cyclingrevolution.com or by calling 0700 594 2579 or the Velodrome on 0161 223 2244 and selecting option 3. Tickets will also be available on the door.