With the elite British sprinters training in Australia it is down to the junior sprinters to fight it out for national pride at the next Revolution on November 18th. Riders from France, Holland and Germany are lined up to take on the British Champions and with scores to settle from the Junior World Championships earlier this year the scene is set for some serious action.
The programme will feature a sprint omnium for the women and men with only two riders destined for overall victory. With a lot of pride at stake on home territory British National Sprint Coach Iain Dyer has been busy preparing the British juniors for the challenge ahead, “Revolution brought some top German juniors over to race last season and the experience was invaluable for our juniors” said Dyer. “This time the best riders from France, Holland and Germany are on the start sheet so it is a huge deal for the squad. The team has been preparing at a half term training camp and the competition for selection at Revolution has been fierce.”
“We had a great World Championships” he continued. “And I’m absolutely certain that the foreign riders will be out to settle some scores from that; there’s nothing better than beating the home town riders so we are prepared for an onslaught.”
Triple Junior World Champion Jason Kenny and Junior Keirin World Champion Anna Blyth lead the charge for the Brits and Dyer confirms that they will be out to take a few scalps themselves, “Some of the more experienced riders will be after a few scalps of their own looking to sign off in style as they move up into the elite ranks. Anna and Jason will be wearing the rainbow jerseys and I know that they will race as hard as they can to ensure victory”.
Kenny is likely to be the target of French sprinters Ghislain Boiron and Nicolas Bourin who he beat to take the Keirin title at the Junior Worlds with Blyth also facing a rematch against Germany’s Charleen Delev. Other international competitors include Yorick Bos, Jeffrey Kuipers, Elise van Hage and Anouk Ligthart from Holland Sacha Hubner, Tobias Wachter and Hannah Welte from Germany and Junior 500m Time Trial World Champion Sandi Clair from France.
Tickets for Revolution on November 18th can be purchased at cyclingrevolution or by calling 07005 942 579.