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Revolution 10 - 7 Days & Counting Down to the Action
By Staff
Date: 11/12/2005
Revolution 10 - 7 Days & Counting Down to the Action

Revolution 10
One week to Revolution 10 at Manchester Velodrome. Team Rosters, Race Programme, Future Stars and Ticket Information and photos of the competitors.

Manchester Velodrome
19th November 2005

Revolution 10 should prove to be a world class event for the United Kingdom fans who will attend next week on the 19th, filled with grudge matches where competitors from the World Championships in March of this year will get an opportunity for vengeance in front of a large UK audience.
Read Podofdonny's preview: Revolution 10 - Wheels on Fire

 Endurance Racing
The 20 kms Madison will be the penultimate event of the day with the top 3 teams in the world sure to drive the cycling crazy tifosi of England to their feet and rock the walls of Manchester with cheers.
New Track Event:
If this isn’t enough a new team event will roll out at Revolution 10, which should prove more than interesting, Hayles and Cavendish, Madison World Champions will go toe to toe with Stam and Slippens in the first ever Madison Pursuit.

Madison finish at World's 2005 Hayles and Cavendish celebrate.

Madison Teams:
1.  Rob Hayles & Mark Cavendish
2.  Matt Gilmore & Iijo Keisse
3.  Danny Stam & Robert Slippens
4.  Magnus Backstedt   & Tony Gibb
5.  Chris Newton & Bradley Wiggins
6.  Steve Cummings & Matt Brammeier
7.  Ben Swift & Adam Blythe
8.  Ross Sander & Geraint Thomas
9.  Andy Tennant & Ian Stannard
10. Matt Rowe & Steven Burke
11. Ben Hallam & James Taylor
12. Ed Clancy & Tom White
13. Tom Smith & Bryan Taylor
14. Maurice O'Brien & Michael Murray

Rematch of the Worlds Madison podium due at Revolution 10!

Sprint Racing
The Team Sprint, one of the most exciting track events, will be the grand finale of Revolution 10; and will pit the current World Champions vs. the Olympic Champions.

Rene Wolff (Germany) will test the lads at Revolution 10.

Revolution 10 Event Programme:
Event             Race                                               Category
1   Team Elimination                                             Elite
2   Revolution Sprint : Round 1                             Elite
3   Women's Devil Endurance                               Elite
4   Boys Future Stars Scratch Race - 5km             Future Stars
5   Girls Devil Endurance                                      Future Stars
6   Revolution Sprint – Semi-Finals                      Elite
7   Points Race - 10km                                          Elite
8   Women's Scratch Race - 8km                          Elite
9   Revolution Sprint losers - 5 Lap Dash             Elite
10  Revolution Sprint – Final                               Elite
11  Boys Future Stars 1 Mile Dash                       Future Stars
12  1Km Madison Time Trial                              Elite
13  Girls Future Stars Scratch Race - 5km          Future Stars
14  Revolution Keirin                                          Elite
15  Women's Points Race - 7km                          Elite
16  Madison Pursuit                                             Elite
17  Boys Future Stars Devil                                 Future Stars
18  Revolution Invitation Keirin                          Elite
19  Girls Future Stars 1 Mile Dash                      Future Stars
20  Future Stars Presentation                               Future Stars
21  Madison - 20km                                            Elite
22  GB v Germany Team Sprint                          Elite

Home Depot Center Worlds & Revolution 10, non-stop excitement.

1km Madison Time Trial Teams
Team 1             Sander and Thomas
Team 2             Newton and Wiggins
Team 3             Gibb and Backstedt
Team 4             Gimore and Keisse
Team 5             Stam and Slippens
Team 6             Hayles and Cavendish

Prettiest Podium at the Worlds Championships in March of 2005

The Future Stars:
Whilst making sure the sport has spectator appeal is crucial for its growth it is also crucial to develop the stars of the future. Revolution provides the perfect competitive arena for the development of our future stars in the:
Future Stars Competition
The new Future Stars competition kicked off in style at Revolution 9 with some excellent racing and action throughout the girls and the boys events. With Raleigh as the new sponsor the incentive for the young riders is huge as a 2006 Raleigh Road Bike is up for grabs to the two competition winners.

After the first event the favorites in both the girls and the boys have made their mark on the competition. Peter Kennaugh has shown that he is the man to beat by claiming victory in all three of the boys’ races to give him the full 45 points after one event! Rhys Lloyd is his closest challenger but is already 14 points adrift.

The competition is much tighter in the girls event as Lucy Richards and Alex greenfield are only 3 points apart after Revolution 9. In the 5km Scratch race and the Devil Endurance Richards took victory over Greenfield. However, Richards faltered in the 1 mile dash coming fourth whilst Greenfield came second behind Katie Curtis. This leaves it wide open ahead of Revolution 10 with Greenfield and Richards the ones to watch.

Raleigh Sponsors The Future Stars
Raleigh, one of the UK’s best known bike manufacturers has cemented their commitment to youth development in sport by sponsoring the Revolution Future Stars.

The Future Stars competition has always provided some of the very best racing at Revolution with last year's competition coming down to the wire between Steven Burke and Andy Tennant. Since then Tennant has gone on to become the Junior Individual Pursuit World Champion. He will this year graduate to the elite racing along with last season’s winner Steven Burke and third placed Adam Blythe. This leaves the door open for the new emerging talent to make their mark and gain valuable experience in front of the 3000 plus Revolution audience.
Raleigh’s involvement has ensured that the Future Stars will continue to grow with competitions now in place for both the girls and boys.

How it Works:
For Season 3 both the male and female racers will compete in the Future Stars Series fighting it out to be the Raleigh Future Stars Champion.
At each Revolution event points will be awarded to the first 12 finishers in each of the races. The races at each event will be:
Devil Endurance
1 Mile Dash
5km Scratch Race

At the end of each Revolution meeting the rider with the largest number of points will be awarded the Raleigh Future Stars Series Leaders Jersey which they will wear at the next Revolution. If the points are tied the rider who finished ahead in the final Scratch Race will take the leaders jersey. At the end of the Series the rider with the most points will be crowned the Raleigh Future Stars Champion.

Revolution At The Manchester Velodrome
Doors open at 5.30pm – Racing starts at 7pm – Racing ends at 10.15pm
Adults £10– Children £5– Concession £5
Family (2 adults & 2 Children) £22
Ticket lines – 07005 942 579 or 0161 223 2244

Purchase tickets on line.

Worlds Madison, Hayles and Cavendish make the sling.

About Revolution:
Revolution was created in 2003 by Face Partnership and the Manchester Velodrome to provide a new style of cycling event in the UK, a style that would increase spectator appeal and change the way people think about the sport.

With the creation of an action packed alternative race programme featuring international road and track stars presented with a slick, modern style the Cycling Revolution was born. The racing is fast and the atmosphere is electrifying with music and lighting effects creating a superb night of entertainment for cycling and non-cycling fans alike.

The Revolution is now getting ready for it's third season and with more star riders and a unique feel to each event it continues to attract capacity crowds to the Manchester Velodrome. Revolution is already laying the foundations for the future with its future stars series and with exciting plans for Season 3 the Revolution will only get better.
A word from the sponsors:
Revolution is supported by:
Manchester Velodrome
Manchester City Council
British Cycling
Manchester Evening News
Cycling Weekly
Science in Sport
Raleigh Bikes


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