The new Revolution season gets underway at the Manchester Velodrome on October 14th with an exciting new format for the hugely popular ‘Future Stars’ Series. There will be plenty of exhilarating action to enhance the star studded elite racing this season. DHL Exel Supply Chain has committed to a 3 year plan of youth development with Revolution, supporting the first ever regional future stars competition. DHL Exel Supply Chain will also develop a Sprint School to nurture even younger talent with the ultimate aim to provide new ambitious riders into the ‘Future Stars’ Structure.
Now in its fourth year the ‘Future Stars’ competition has often provided more action and drama than the elite events and has provided invaluable experience for some of Britain’s most promising new talent. At 15 and 16 years of age the future stars riders are at the perfect stage to benefit from the racing environment at Revolution. Riders such as Ian Stannard, Ben Swift and Andy Tennant have all moved into British Cycling’s Olympic Academy following success in the ‘Future Stars’ with numerous other riders now part of the Olympic Development programme.
This season the Future Stars is set to be bigger and better with a fresh generation of riders competing for individual glory as well as racing as part of a regional team in the first ‘DHL Exel Supply Chain Future Stars’ National League. Twelve regions will be represented in the league with teams consisting of three girls and three boys. The riders will compete in three races during the evening accumulating individual points in addition to collectively building points for their team. At the end of the season the male and female rider with the most points will be awarded the DHL Exel Supply Chain Future Stars winning title with the leading team taking the national title.
DHL Exel Supply Chain regards the ‘Future Stars’ competition as a fantastic opportunity to support a successful existing format of youth development whilst also using it as a spring board for developing other formats that will find and supply talent to the hugely successful Future Stars competition and, eventually, the Olympic Development Programme.
Guy Elliott, CEO of DHL Exel Supply Chain is looking forward to the challenge of finding new talent: “Working with the Revolution Future Stars is a great starting point for our plans to provide access to the sport of track cycling for kids who might not otherwise get the opportunity. We have young cyclists all over Britain who dream of being able to race at Manchester in front of the capacity crowds of the Revolution Series. DHL want to play our part by giving not only these young people the chance to train and race with world-famous riders and also, and perhaps more importantly, to provide an opportunity for other youngsters who might not even have considered track racing as a sport. We hope that some of them will turn into Olympic Champions by 2012!”
Revolution is supported by
DHL Exel Supply Chain – Manchester City Council – British Cycling – Manchester Evening News – Cycling Weekly – Dolan – Science in Sport – Trek – Plowman Craven Associates – Royles – RoadcyclingUK.com
Revolution at the Manchester Velodrome