Star-studded line-up confirmed for Revolution round three in Manchester

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Star-studded line-up confirmed for Revolution round three in Manchester

Ed Clancy returns for defending champions Rapha Condor JLT; Lizzie Armitstead, Alex Dowsett both make season debut

Great Britain’s track heroes will be joined by some of the country’s road racing stars after a star-studded line-up was unveiled for the third round of Revolution on January 4.

Olympic silver medallist Lizzie Armitstead, Pete Kennaugh – a key domestique for Chris Froome at the Tour de France – and Giro d’Italia stage winner and three-time British time trial champion, Alex Dowsett, will all feature in Manchester tomorrow.

Ed Clancy, pictured at the National Championships, will race for Rapha Condor JLT as part of a star-studded Revolution line-up (pic: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com)

And the trio will be joined by Olympic gold medallists from the track, including Ed Clancy, Jason Kenny and Steven Burke, double world champion Becky James, and Great Britain’s unstoppable women’s team pursuiters – Laura Trott, Dani King, Jo Rowsell, Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald.

Kennaugh (Team Sky), Dowsett (Telegraph All Stars) and Burke (WD40) will compete in the men’s elite endurance events, with team pursuit champion Andy Tennant (Madison-Genesis) and former BMC Racing man Adam Blythe (Telegraph All Stars) among those they will face.

Clancy meanwhile returns for defending champions Rapha Condor JLT having won three events in the opening round.

Overall leaders Rudy Project JLT, who set a blistering Madison time trial mark in Glasgow during round two, also return with German Nico Hesslich joined by Christian Grasmann.

In the women’s endurance events, Wiggle-Honda’s golden girls Trott, King, Rowsell and Barker top the billing, with Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) up against them in a prelude to a busy season on the road.

Paracycling world champion Corinne Hall (Matrix Fitness Academy) and Team USN’s rising Welsh stars Amy Hill, Ciara Horne, and Hayley Jones also all feature.

The home of British Cycling will also welcome some of the country’s finest sprinters too, with senior sprint world champion James set to face the challenge of junior world champion, Dani Khan.

In the men’s events, three-time Olympic champion, Kenny, will go head-to-head with in-form British team-mate, Matt Crampton.

For more information visit www.cyclingrevolution.com or click here  for tickets.

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