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Revolution 10 - Wheels on Fire!
By Podofdonny
Date: 11/2/2005
Revolution 10 - Wheels on Fire!

World's Top-Three Madison Teams to Ride at Revolution

There will be extreme action in the endurance events at the second Revolution event of this season held at Manchester Velodrome on Saturday 19th November. With the three best Madison teams in the world confirmed to ride along with some of the worldís best sprinters to be announced shortly, it looks set to be an amazing night of racing.

World Madison Champions Rob Hayles and Mark Cavendish will come face to face with World Madison silver medallists, Danny Stam and Robert Slippens and bronze medallists, Matt Gilmore and Iijo Keisse setting the scene for an epic battle between some of the best endurance riders in the world. The Revolution will focus on sprint and endurance and plans are afoot to shake up the event programme to add a bit of extra excitement to the action.

There will be 14 teams taking part in the endurance events on the night and a special race has been added to the programme to showcase the two best teams in the world. A revenge pursuit Madison will see Cavendish and Hayles fighting it out against Slippens and Stam in a race never before seen at Revolution. Mark Cavendish, who is heading off to ride in the Grenoble Six, is upbeat about his chances:

ďItís cool that weíre going to be doing a race that hasnít been done at Revolution before, itís wicked, and itís pretty special to be the top Madison team in the world, Iím really looking forward to it and I can get some practice in at the sixes before hand so I should be in reasonable form!Ē

Germany step up to take on the World Champions at Revolution 10

The British asserted their dominance over the Dutch in impressive form at Revolution 9 but now the Germans are coming setting up another epic sprint clash at Revolution 10 at the Manchester Velodrome on Saturday November 19th.

World Sprint Champion Rene Wolff and Carsten Bergemann will make their first appearance at Revolution and will be joined by Jan Van Eijden who was a massive hit with the crowd at Revolution 7. They will take on Team Sprint World Champions Chris Hoy and Jason Queally and National Sprint Champion Craig MacLean whose recent return to form has made him a serious contender to get back into the Team Sprint starting three.

The history between the British and German sprint squads will make this contest a serious matter of national pride. It was Germany who knocked out the British Team Sprint at the Olympics denying them a medal despite the fact the Brits posted the second fastest time in the heats. However, the British made no mistakes at the World Championships this year taking the title over the Dutch and leaving the Germans trailing in third place.

The action will also be fierce in the Sprint and Keirin competitions. Rene Wolff is the Sprint World Champion but after Craig MacLean's 10.248 winning lap to take the National Sprint Title he will pose a serious challenge. Up and coming sprinter Matt Crampton will also be a rider to watch after winning the sprint competition at Revolution 9.

With the top three Madison teams in the world fighting it out in the endurance races and an elite womenís endurance omnium Revolution 10 will provide another superb night of track racing.

Tickets are available online at or by calling 07005 942 579 or the Manchester Velodrome on 0161 223 2244 and selecting option 3.

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