Revolution set for Manchester return after record-breaking round three

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Revolution set for Manchester return after record-breaking round three

Pete Kennaugh and Ed Clancy top star-studded line-up for penultimate round

Revolution Series fans can look forward to a second helping of the sensational, record-breaking third round when it returns to Manchester on Saturday February 1.

This third round, held in Manchester earlier this month, saw the madison kilo record tumble and Team Sky’s rising star Pete Kennaugh, tipped as a future Grand Tour contender, show he has lost none of his Olympic gold medal-winning form on the boards.

And the fourth round will witness another high class field – with Kennaugh and Clancy both returning – as the race for the Elite Championships intensifies.

Pete Kennaugh returns to the Manchester boards after his sensational performance in round three of the Revolution Series (pic: Luke Webber/Revolution Series)

Kennaugh – who lapped the field an astonishing seven times on his way to winning the points race in round three – will team up with Ben Swift to form a fearsome Team Sky partnership as the road aces look for some early season success on the boards.

Meanwhile, Olympic silver medalist, Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans), will once again go wheel-to-wheel with Wiggle Honda’s golden girls Laura Trott, Jo Rowsell, Dani King and Elinor Barker in the elite women’s endurance events.

Three-time Olympic champion, Jason Kenny, Matt Crampton, Callum Skinner, Becky James and junior world sprint champion, Danni Khan, have all been confirmed for their respective sprint events too.

Ahead of the penultimate round of racing, the race for the Elite Championship is still wide open with Clancy’s Rapha Condor JLT squad, the Telegraph All Stars – who will be represented by Jon Dibben and Sam Harrison – and Team Sky looking to catch overall leaders Rudy Project RT.

And Kennaugh is hoping home advantage will give the Team Sky duo a lift as they chase down the German team.

He said: “The Manchester crowd are always brilliant and give me and all the Team Sky riders great support.

“There are two rounds left and we want to be up there fighting for the Elite Championship. I’m looking forward to racing with Swifty, hopefully we can get ourselves in contention before the final round in London.”

Doors open at British Cycling HQ at 12pm, with the afternoon session getting underway at 1pm, while the evening session kicks off at 7pm, with doors an hour earlier.

Tickets for both sessions can be purchased here or for more information visit www.cyclingrevolution.com.

TV highlights will be shown on BT Sport 2 the following Thursday, February 6, at 7.30pm.

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