A new generation of exciting British talent has dominated the racing at Revolution this season. Riders such as Peter Kennaugh, Adam Blythe and Steven Burke have all performed superbly taking victories over seasoned pros such as Brad McGee, Brad Wiggins, Danny Stam, Franco Marvulli and Peter Schep to name a few.
These young guns will be back in action at Revolution 16 on January 20th but this time the rivalry will be closer to home. After missing most of the Revolution season training and racing in Australia top British stars Rob Hayles, Paul Manning, Ed Clancy and Mark Cavendish are back and ready to give their younger counterparts their toughest challenge yet, “It was disappointing to miss the previous Revolution events” commented Hayles. “The younger riders have been racing well so it is time to take them down a peg or two!”
“The training went well in Australia” he continued. “The Worlds are approaching fast so Revolution will be an important part of our preparation and it will be good to be in front of the home crowd again”.
With this line up one race that will be eagerly anticipated will be the 1km Madison Time Trial. Peter Kennaugh and Adam Blythe came close to breaking the record at the last Revolution with Arnaud Tournant and Craig MacLean coming even closer at Revolution 11, “We messed up the first hand sling” commented Tournant. “With a bit of practice it won’t happen again…”
However, it will be Clancy and Cavendish who, as the record holders, will be the biggest threat. They set the 57.457 record at Revolution 6 in 2004 but can they go one better in 2007?
“Yeah, we’ll definitely go for it” said Cavendish. “It’s great that we still hold the record but people have come very close so maybe it is time we made the record a little tougher to beat!”
With this kind of fighting talk Revolution 16 is set to end the current season in style. Tickets can be purchased from www.cyclingrevolution.com or by calling 07005 942 579 or 0161 223 2244.