Revolution Season 3 will kick off this Saturday with an epic confrontation between the two top track cycling nations in the world at the moment. Revenge will be on the cards as Great Britain go head to head with the formidable Dutch team with both nations looking to settle scores from the World Championships earlier in the year.
In LA back in March it was the Dutch who made the first blow as Theo Bos outclassed both Olympic Champion Chris Hoy and Jason Queally to take the Kilo title. This must have fired up the Brits as they took revenge in the Team Sprint over-powering the Dutch in the final.
However, the last word came from Tuen Mulder who took the honours in the Keirin getting the better of last year’s World Champion, Jamie Staff. It was clear that as a team the Brits were the strongest but one on one the young Dutch riders had shown that they are a force to be reckoned with. Both nations will be taking the racing very seriously at Revolution 9 looking to set the marker for the season ahead and prove their dominance.
From the women, we can expect some fantastic sprinting. Victoria Pendleton and Anna Blythe will battle it out against the Dutch duo, Willy Kanis and Yvonne Hijgennar, in the SheCycles.com Sprint Omnium.
Victoria says of the series, “I’m excited, It’s nice that I’m going to be able to ride my event at a Revolution because I’ve ridden a points race before but that’s not really my scene and it would be nice to do a bit of what I train for really. Also it’s an amazing event and it’s an amazing crowd and stuff so it’s a real buzz, even just being here and watching I’ve really enjoyed it. It gets a really good reception, it’s better than the world cup and it’s certainly better than the Nationals. Revolution’s action packed, you only get the best riders riding and the event is so well planned, and there aren’t any dull moments.”
And not to be underestimated is the Raleigh Future Stars competition, which has produced some fantastic racing in previous years.
This gives emerging talent the opportunity to make their mark and gain valuable experience in front of the Revolution audience.
Raleigh’s involvement has ensured that the Future Stars will continue to grow with competitions now in place for both the girls and boys.Full Race Programme
1) Devil-Scratch Race – 6km
2) Revolution Sprint Round 1 (Winners to Semis)
3) SheCycles.com Women’s Sprint Omnium Round 1
4) Raleigh Future Stars 5km Scratch Race – Girls
5) Raleigh Future Stars 1 Mile Dash – Boys
6) Revolution Sprint Semi-Finals (Winners to Final)
7) SheCycles.com Women’s Sprint Omnium Round 2
8) Points Race – 10km
9) Revolution Sprint Losers – 5 Lap Dash
10) Revolution Sprint – Final
11) SheCycles.com Women’s Sprint Omnium Round 3
12) Raleigh Future Stars 5km Scratch Race – Boys
13) 1km Madison Time Trial
14) SheCycles.com Women’s Sprint Omnium Round 3
15) Soreen 500m Time Trial – Theo Bos v Chris Hoy
16) Raleigh Future Stars 1 Mile Dash – Girls
17) Raleigh Future Stars Devil Elimination – Boys
18) Revolution Keirin
19) Raleigh Future Stars Devil Elimination – Girls
20) MacMillan Invitation Keirin
21) Scratch Race – 10km
22) Revolution 9 Future Stars Presentation
23) SheCycles.com Women’s Team Sprint GB v Holland
24) Great Britain v Holland Team Sprint
25) SheCycles.com Sprint Omnium Presentation
Season 3 Dates
• Event 1 (Revolution 09) – 15th October 2005
• Event 2 (Revolution 10) – 19th November 2005
• Event 3 (Revolution 11) – 21st January 2006
• Event 4 (Revolution 12) – 18th February 2006
When?: 15th October 2005
Where?: Manchester Velodrome
What time?: Doors open at 5.30pm – racing starts 7pm
For all the news and latest announcements, take a look at www.cyclingrevolution.com.
As ever tickets are available to purchase in advance from www.cyclingrevolution.com or by calling 0700 594 2579 or the Velodrome on 0161 223 2244 and selecting option 3. Tickets will also be available on the door.