World Omnium Champion Ed Clancy will continue to fine-tune his title defence preparations by making his competitive debut for Rapha Condor Sharp at the Revolution finale on January 15.
Clancy will be joined by former Motorpoint teammate Andy Tennant, also making his Rapha bow – with the duo looking to lift their team off the bottom of Revolution series standings.
Olympic team pursuit gold medallist Clancy heads to Manchester in fine form having won the Omnium at the latest World Cup in Cali.
But Clancy, who won world gold in Copenhagen last year, insists there’s still improvements to be made ahead of the 2011 worlds in the Netherlands in March.
“I’m really excited to return to Revolution and to make my debut for the new team,” said Clancy. “I’ve been following the competition whilst I’ve been away at the World Cups so hopefully Andy [Tennant] and I can help salvage some pride for the team and win the final event.”
“I’ve been getting to grips with the Olympic Omnium format over the past couple of months so I’m really pleased with the results from the World Cups.
“I’ll just be riding the team pursuit at the Beijing and Manchester World Cups but will be looking to defend my Omnium world title at the World Championships.
“I’ve been doing really well against the clock but need to improve in the bunch races. Revolution will be perfect preparation for this with short sharp races including Omnium disciplines like the Elimination.”
Clancy who will also compete in the National Madison Championships, taking place in the afternoon before, teaming up with Tennant, while Rapha Condor Sharp’s Dean Downing and Graham Briggs will also pair up for the race.
The National Madison Championships will start at 1pm, with the Revolution racing kicking off at its usual time of 7pm. Tickets for both events can be purchased from www.cyclingrevolution.com or by calling 0843 208 1840.