The best of British cycling talent is lining up for this year’s Revolution Series, the first one taking place on Saturday 29 October at Manchester’s National Cycling Centre.
This season, the Revolution Championship will be contested purely by the endurance riders, competing in teams for Championship points which will decide the winning team after the four events. The sprint competition will sit outside the Championship, featuring team sprints, head-to-head clashes and other high speed battles between Britain’s top sprinters and their international rivals.
A number of top pro teams have now confirmed their entry into the Revolution Championship, bringing with them a host of champion riders. Team Sky will be looking to Olympic Champion Geraint Thomas and National Time Trial champion Alex Dowsett to put them in title contention, in dangerous combination with Sky teammates Russell Downing, Ben Swift and Pete Kennaugh. Serious opposition will come from top British team Rapha Condor Sharp, who bring with them Olympic champion Ed Clancy and his teammates Andy Tennant and Dean Downing.
Another top British team, UK Youth, will be making its debut in the Revolution championship this season, represented by new National Pursuit Champion Steven Burke and cycling legend Magnus Backstedt. UK Youth will no doubt be hoping that this potent combination of youth and experience will make an immediate impact on their inaugural Series.
Defending Revolution champions Maxgear also return to Revolution this year, bringing with them the newly crowned National Junior Madison Champion Chris Lawless riding alongside the up and coming Yates brothers, Simon and Adam.
The sprint competition will open at the first event with emerging star David Daniell, fresh from his breakthrough performance at the recent National Track Championships, where Sir Chris Hoy was the only British sprinter who could keep Daniell off the top of the podium in all three sprint contests. This exciting 21 year-old talent will be doing battle with a top continental rival in a thrilling European head to head. Two more young British hopefuls, Pete Mitchell and Junior World Sprint Champion John Paul, will be racing alongside Daniell on October 29. As the season continues, the Revolution crowd will also be treated to action from Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny, Ross Edgar and Matt Crampton.
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