The first event in the new Revolution series will take place at the Manchester Velodrome on Saturday October 14th with Junior World Champions Jason Kenny, Christian Lyte and David Daniell set to come head to head with Elite World Champions such as Theo Bos, Mickael Bourgain and Chris Hoy.
The young sprinters have spent the last year racing as part of British Cycling’s Olympic Development Programme with significant success. Their season ended in style in August at the Junior World Championships where the trio took the Junior Team Sprint title with Kenny also storming to victory in the Sprint and Keirin.
“Becoming Junior World Champion was fantastic, a real boost to my confidence” commented Kenny. “We were reasonably confident in the Team event but to take gold in the Sprint and Keirin was amazing. I’m now moving up to do more elite racing and hope to have some good races in the World Cup events this season.”
At only 18 years of age it is clear that the Bolton based sprinter has a promising future in front of him and the first event of the new Revolution Series will provide an excellent opportunity to show his talent against some of the world’s best. Kenny will have his work cut out though with the likes Bos, Bourgain and Olympic Gold medallists Chris Hoy and Jason Queally headlining the event, “It’s going to be a really good experience” he said. “I’m not that nervous about racing against these guys as there is no pressure to beat them. I can go out there and see what I can do and enjoy it in front of the Revolution crowd.”
As well as facing the elite sprinters in the individual sprint races Kenny will team up with Bos and Bourgain in a Team Sprint event finale, “I’m looking forward to the Team Sprint as it will be a fantastic experience riding with World Champions such as Bos and Bourgain. I’m sure I’ll be nervous but I’ll just concentrate on my form and hopefully we can put in a good ride and win. The Revolution crowd is always amazing so it will be great just to race in front a packed house at the Velodrome.”
For more information and to buy tickets, call the ticket line on 07005 942 579 or the Manchester Velodrome on 0161 223 2244.
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