Geraint Thomas returns to the Manchester Velodrome on Saturday (January 16) at Revolution 27. Fresh from being unveiled at the Team Sky launch at the beginning of January, Thomas will swap the blue line for his black and yellow Rollers jersey.

Thomas’s appearance will be a much needed boost for the Condor Rollers who have had a tough start to the inaugural Revolution Championship. Captain Chris Newton missed the first event on World Cup duty and Thomas missed the second after he was forced to withdraw at the last minute with a back injury. This left the Rollers a man down at the last event handicapping them in the endurance events.

The team currently sit in sixth place in the Championship trailing the leaders Slicks by nine points. With two events left in the season Thomas is determined to pull the Rollers in to the top half of the table.

“After missing last event due to injury I wanted to come back and help Chris and the Rollers in the Championship” he commented. “We’re down a few points so I’ll be going full gas to bring the team up the table before I get back to the road with Team Sky.”

Thomas will line up alongside captain Newton and Tim Kennaugh and on paper look the strongest trio in the line up. The main competition will come from Forza led by Rob Hayles and Tempo with Ed Clancy and Andy Tennant the favourites to win the Madison TT.

Tickets for Revolution on the January 16 are sold out. For results and to buy tickets for the final event in the season on February 27 go to www.cyclingrevolution.com

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