Great Britain track stars out in force at Revolution Series round four

Great Britain track stars out in force at Revolution Series round four

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Great Britain Cycling Team athletes will be out in force at the fourth round of the Revolution Series in Manchester on 1 February.

Olympic champions Ed Clancy, Joanna Rowsell, Steven Burke, Dani King and Pete Kennaugh, world champions Elinor Barker, Becky James and Dannielle Khan as well as Olympic silver medallist Liz Armitstead will all be present at the National Cycling Centre.

The event comes less than one month before the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali Colombia, which runs from 26 February-2 March.

A packed programme of endurance and sprint racing will leave the world's most successful elite track cycling league poised for the 2013-14 finale at Lee Valley VeloPark in London on 14-15 March.

Team Sky’s Kennaugh returns to Revolution Series after his sensational points race performance at round three, joining team-mate Ben Swift to form a fearsome partnership.

Manxman Kennaugh said: "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.

"The Manchester crowd are always brilliant and give me and all the Team Sky riders great support," added Kennaugh. "It should be another great day!"

Three-time Olympic champion Kenny is joined by fellow Great Britain riders Callum Skinner and Matt Crampton in the men's sprints. World sprint and keirin champion Becky James is also set to ride, while 18-year-old Dannielle Khan will hope to build on her impressive bronze-medal team sprint ride in Mexico.

Meanwhile, the women's endurance line-up is as strong as ever with Trott, Lizzie Armitstead, Dani King, Elinor Barker and Jo Rowsell all riding.

German team Rudy Project RT currently lead the standings - they were overall runners-up last season and are determined to finish the job this time.

Rapha Condor JLT, Telegraph All Stars and Team Sky (second, third and fourth respectively) will all be looking to deny them. Ed Clancy returns for Rapha Condor JLT following his amazing record-breaking 1km Madison time-trial with Ollie Wood last month while Jon Dibben and Sam Harrison race for Telegraph All Stars.

In the HOY Future Stars long-term leaders Sophie Capewell and Joe Truman will aim to stay on top before March's London finale, with a HOY bike the prize for overall victory.

The afternoon session begins at 1pm in Manchester (doors open 12pm) on Saturday 1 February. The evening session begins 7pm (doors open 6pm).

TV highlights will be shown on Thursday 6 February on BT Sport 2 at 7.30pm. A live blog and video highlights will be available on The Telegraph website.

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