It’s the last Revolution of the season and, after a fantastically successful winter, organisers Face Partnership are promising the event will go out with a bang. The hugely popular Madison will make an all star return to the Manchester boards with a line-up that rivals any from this season’s 6-day races.
Bradley Wiggins just can’t seem to keep away from Britain’s most successful track event and has confirmed he will be back on the boards and in the Madison this time riding with Tony Gibb, which leaves his Olympic partner Rob Hayles free to compete against him, and who better for Rob to partner than new road team mate Chris Newton.
The British riders are going to have to fight hard if they want victory however, as Revolution is set to welcome back Franco Marvulli who this time will be joined by his formidable partner from Athens to make up the team that swiped Silver from under the noses of Wiggins and Hayles back in August. Bruno Risi has never graced Revolution with his presence and what a superb night for him to come to as he rounds off a spectacular six-day season which includes wins at both Berlin and Stuttgart.
There will be 14 teams fighting it out in the Revolution Madison and Marvulli and Risi aren’t the only foreign riders hoping to grab the glory, a total of four international endurance partnerships will be in attendance and with 3 international sprinters to be announced next week it can safely be said that Revolution 8 is going to be an occasion to remember, and Rob Hayles for one, is looking forward to it;
“It’s a great way to finish off the Revolution season, it’s been brilliant being able to ride at the events this winter and I’m a bit disappointed to have missed Revolution 7 which sounded great, but I reckon 8’s going to top it anyway! Not riding with Bradley in the Madison is going to be interesting, Chris and I are set to try and rip some legs off though so it should be good…as long as I stay on the bike!" Said the recycling.co.uk/MG X-Power/Litespeed rider
When?: 26th February 2005
Where?: Manchester Velodrome
What time?: Doors open at 5.30pm - racing starts 7pm
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. Tickets will also be available on the door.