For every season of the Revolution, there are new faces at the forefront of the Future Stars events.
Previous Future Stars series winners Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh have successfully made the changeover in senior ranks and gained a place on British Cycling?s performance plans. New winners of the Future Stars series stand a good chance of doing so too.
Season five was no different and spectators have witnessed the emergence of some very promising talent. Future Stars Hannah Manley, Dan McLay, Corrine Hall and Chris Whorrall took the opportunity of racing in the Geoff Thomas Foundation Italian pursuit; racing side by side with cycling stars Chris Hoy, Arnaud Tournant, Victoria Pendleton and Peter Shep. McLay and Manley?s contribution saw Geoff Thomas? team take victory in 1.39.701.
Dan McLay has been consistently good all season, holding a strong lead over the rest of the field and finishing the competition 32 points clear of Chris Whorral. Other boys who?ve shone over the series include the very unlucky Kian Emadi who was unfortunately let down by mechanical problems in the first race but once resolved, went on to win the remaining Future Stars races of the evening.
In the girls racing, Corrine Hall, Hannah Manley and Katie Fearnehough are now all well ? known names within women?s cycling. Their impressive performances at Future Stars have cemented this and formed an invaluable part of their development. Another up and coming rider, Harriet Owen was on fine form at Revolution 20, winning the Scratch race and coming 2nd in the Points race too. However, this wasn?t enough to raise her up to the top three and the leader?s tables have remained almost unchanged for the past two events. As with the boys, Corrine?s consistency paid off and she won the girls series by 17 points from Hannah Manley.
Veiw the leaders tables online at www.cyclingrevolution.com
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Harriet Owen, winner of the Future Stars girls’ scratch race. Photo: Andy Jones