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Champions at Revolution Opener

(pic: David Arthur)

Revolution is entering its sixth season and the latest round opens on Saturday 15 November to a sell-out crowd with the likes of Bradley McGee, Stuart O’Grady, David Millar and Geraint Thomas taking to the boards for an evening of top racing.

With Great Britain now the team to beat on the track, a special Champions versus Champions race has been added to the programme as Team Pursuit takes on Team Sprint in a 750m flying time trial. With Staff, Kenny and Ross Edgar taking on Thomas, Clancy and Burke the race will be one of the highlights of the evening and the result could be closer than expected.

“Of course the sprinters should be faster,” commented Technical Director Gordon Harling. “But the flying start will level the playing field a bit. The pursuit boys train over these short sprints regularly and when I spoke to Ed (Clancy) he was well up for it.”

“The whole team are very competitive” Harling continued. “What better way to stir things up then to put them head to head, Olympic Champions verses Olympic Champions.”

Also included in the race programme will be the introduction of elite women’s racing, a move which has been provoked by the increase in quality and talent in the British women’s racing scene.

“We always struggled to host exciting women’s racing in the early Revolutions” commented James Pope of Event Promoter FACE. “Now the sheer talent and quality has effectively forced us to recognise its importance and include a female endurance programme across the Revolution season.”

“With young riders like Lizzie Armistead, Katie Colclough and Alex Greenfield all making it on the podium at the Manchester World Cup, the talent is there and we’re confident the women’s racing will be an exciting addition to the Revolution.”

Full details of the event can be found on www.cyclingrevolution.com.

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