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World Champions Collide at Revolution 19

World Sprint Champion Theo Bos is confirmed for the next Revolution event on
January 12th setting up a head to head confrontation with World Keirin Champion
Chris Hoy.

Hoy has proved himself the man to beat in the Keirin with an unbeaten record
since he took the title at the World Championships in 2007. The Olympic Kilo
Champion was forced to shift his focus onto the Keirin discipline following
the removal of the Kilo from the Olympic programme and the transition has been
hugely successful.

The Scottish star now has his sights set on Keirin glory at the Beijing Olympics
but recognises that the competition will be intense especially from the likes
of Bos,

“The Keirin is quite an unpredictable event and there are a lot of guys
out there capable of winning” Hoy acknowledged. “Bos is one of the
best and will definitely be one of the main contenders at the Worlds and Olympics.”

Indeed, Bos sealed his reputation as one of the world’s best with his
explosive victory to take the Keirin title at the 2006 World Championships.
He also took the sprint world title in the same year, a feat he repeated at
the last World Championships in Mallorca. At 24 the Dutch sprinters consistency
is impressive and makes him a definite medal contender and Hoy’s strongest

This rivalry will be put to the test at Revolution with Bos and Hoy going head
to head in a gruelling sprint omnium contest featuring a 200m TT, Match Sprint,
Team Sprint and Keirin finale.

Tough opposition will also come from Bos’s Dutch team mates Tuen Mulder
and Tim Veldt as well as British sprint stars Craig MacLean, Jamie Staff and
Ross Edgar setting the scene for an awesome night of sprinting.

“Revolution 19 is set to be our big sprint event,” commented promoter
James Pope. “We have all the Keirin world champions from the last four
years with Hoy, Bos, Mulder and Staff in the line up.”

“The quality is superb” he continued. “The Dutch sprinters
won the Team Sprint at the Beijing World Cup and will be coming off the back
of their National Track Championships, so they will be in great form. We’re
also looking forward to having Chris Hoy back at the event, particularly now
that he will race against Bos.”

Revolution will also provide a crucial opportunity to race for the riders who
aren’t going to the LA World Cup a week later,

“A lot of these riders aren’t going to the LA World Cup including
Bos and Hoy” said Pope. “With the Worlds in Manchester at the end
of March tensions are rising so Revolution will provide a crucial opportunity
to race in front of the Manchester crowds.”

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