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Maloja Pushbikers reclaim their Revolution crown at series finale

Maloja Pushbikers reclaim their Revolution crown at series finale

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Maloja Pushbiker riders Leif Lampater and Christian Grasmann are the Revolution 2014-2015 champions. The Maloja pair finished behind Orica GreenEDGE duo Alex Edmonson and Miles Scotson in every event, but their strong lead and consistent placing resulted in their second consecutive championship.

In the HOY Future Stars Series Sophie Capewell won a clean sweep across the three events, but Eleanor Dickinson managed to finish well enough in each race to maintain her lead. Rhys Britton was alongside Eleanor on the podium as he was victorious in the Boys' series. Sir Chris Hoy presented the prizes to the two newly crowned champions.

Earlier in the afternoon session, Gustav Larsson set a new Swedish National Hour record. He fell two kilometres short of the world record, in an effort that left him visibly shaken.

"Straight after the event I told myself I would never try the Hour Record again, but now, I think with the right training and experience on the track I could try again."

His record attempt was only the second time he has cycled in a velodrome. "The crowd was great today, but I felt like my legs weren't up to it." Larsson fell behind after the first four laps and never regained enough momentum to increase his average speed.

"Halfway through was the hardest, knowing the same was to come. Setting the Swedish record is good, but it wasn't my aim. I have really enjoyed Revolution, it's a great atmosphere that's so different from cycling on the road, everyone has been so welcoming."

Laura Trott dominated the elimination race while Ellie Coster won a close sprint in the scratch race and Elinor Barker displayed her strength with an easy win in the points.

Elinor Barker said afterwards: “It’s fun and good practice, I haven’t been exposed to that level of bunch racing since the world cup”.

In the longest lap, Joel Partington held a convincing track stand on the line and used the track to propel himself into the lead when the gun fired. Partington was too quick for Team Sky's Joe Holt and had time to raise his arms as he crossed the line.

The men’s sprint final came down to a third leg between Charlie Conord and Lewis Oliva. Conord forced Oliva to take up the leadout after a long track stand. He went on to win by nine centimetres, shutting out Oliva at the line.

TV highlights of round six will be shown on Channel 4 on Saturday 21 March at 7:00am and then will be available to view online on 4OD.

Elite Championship standings after round six

Maloja Pushbikers 297
Orica-Green EDGE 285
JLT Condor 232
Telegraph Allstars 218
Team Ignitr 212
Team USN 182
Madison Genesis 177
NFTO 155
Team Sky 152
Rigmar Racers 149
Team Scotland 147
Team Polypipe 125