Bradley McGee is the latest big name to join the star studded rider list for the next Revolution on November 18th. McGee’s presence now sets up an interesting head to head with prologue rivals David Millar and Bradley Wiggins in what will be their only encounter on British soil before the Tour grand depart in London next year.
The Revolution obviously won’t provide the same challenges as the Tour prologue but a pursuit contest early in the track season is tough enough, “Pursuit is never easy, especially in November” acknowledges McGee. “In fact it’s harder in November than in any other month of the year.”
This doesn’t mean to say any of these riders will accept defeat easily and McGee has ensured his condition is better than normal at this time of the year, “I’ve had a really short off season – only around 10 days and even then I was going to the gym so I’m feeling good” he continued. “Track is a big focus this season; I’m already starting to think about Beijing and that makes me think about the 2007 Worlds so events like Revolution are critical to my build up. I’m really looking forward to it to be honest and looking forward to seeing how the November legs are!”
To make things interesting McGee will race against Millar, Wiggins and a fourth rider in a 3km four point pursuit designed to put their form to the test, “A four point pursuit will be a really tough effort” commented National Pursuit Champion Millar. “The race will be more intense as we’ll see each other only a quarter of the track ahead. Nobody will want to be caught so it is going to be a hard race.”
On paper Wiggins is the strongest pursuiter but McGee has a score to settle following defeat by the Olympic champion at Revolution 11, “It would be good to get one back” McGee confirmed. “The race is different, slightly shorter so we will see. Wiggins is always an excellent pursuit rider and despite his experience Millar is a class act so it would be good to win against these guys.”
The pursuit head to head will be one of the highlights of an action packed race programme at Revolution 14. For further information and to buy tickets go to www.cyclingrevolution.com or call 07005 942 579.