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Revolution round one preview: Olympians and Paralympians go wheel-to-wheel

Olympic and Paralympic cyclists will go wheel-to-wheel in the opening round of the Revolution track series at the Manchester velodrome on Saturday (October 27).

Steven Burke (Team IG-Sigma Sport) will face his teammate on Great Britain’s gold medal winning team pursuit squad, Ed Clancy (Rapha Condor Sharp).

And both riders will face the challenge of Paralympic bronze medalist, Jody Cundy, who will compete for one of 12 elite teams set to take part at the National Cycling Centre.

Paralympian, Jody Cundy, will face Olympic champions, Ed Clancy and Steven Burke at Revolution One on Saturday. pic: ©Kelkel

Cundy said: “The chance to race in able-bodied events really drives me as there is always someone better than me to race against. That takes me out of my comfort zone and helps me raise my game. It’s great to race people head-to-head and really get stuck in.

“Testing myself against Ed Clancy, Andy Tennant and Steven Burke will be exciting, especially when you know how fast they are in a team pursuit. Hopefully I’ll be up to the challenge but it’s formidable for anyone. Especially for a sprinter like me in an endurance racers’ world!”

Great Britain’s track stars will face the challenge of some of the nation’s leading road riders.

National time trial champion, Alex Dowsett (Team Sky), and members of Britain’s leading UCI Continental road squads – Team IG-Sigma Sport, Raleigh-GAC, Endura-Net App, and Rapha Condor Sharp – will show their talents on the boards.

“The interest in cycling at the moment is sky-high, especially in Great Britain as we’ve dominated on the road and track,” Cundy added.

“The Revolution Series is also a brilliant way for fans to experience cycle racing live for the first time.

“There are sell-out crowds, frantic racing, the chance to see some of the best riders in the world along with a lot of promising young riders, all potential stars of the future.

“It’s the perfect blend of action to ignite anybody’s interest.”


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