Sir Chris Hoy will watch a high-class international field compete in the Glasgow velodome that bears his name after launching his new HOY Fiorenzuola track bike, Meadowbank 650c youth track bike and Cammo 650c road bike at the Revolution track event on Saturday. He will also take a track session with the current crop of HOY Future Stars.
An impressive Scottish line-up will will face riders from across Europe in the elite racing with representation from Germany, France, Austria, the Netherlands and Slovenia.
Scottish favourite James McCallum rides for Rapha Condor JLT, having wrapped up last season’s title alongside Ed Clancy at the same venue last February.
Omega Pharma-QuickStep rider and ex-HOY Future Stars winner Andy Fenn competes in the Elite Championship for the Telegraph All Stars, while several riders will bring good form after the Six Days of Ghent.
Dutchman Wim Stroetinga placed second overall with Ijlo Keisse in Belgium while Marcel Kalz (Rudy Project RT) finished sixth alongside Robert Bartko. Andreas Müller, who’ll ride for Madison-Genesis on Saturday, finished eighth overall.
Aside from the strong endurance line-up a fearsome line-up of sprinters will also be in action. Callum Skinner, John Paul, Kenny Ayre and Chris Pritchard all ride for Scotland with Matt Rotherham representing Team GB. Jeffrey Hoogland and Matthijs Büchli (Netherlands) join young French talent Quentin Lafargue and German hopes Philipp Thiele and Robert Kanter in the men’s sprint line-up.
Clara Sanchez (twice Keirin World Champ) and Olivia Montauban head the French women’s sprint team. Elis Ligtlee and Yesna Rijkhoff spearhead the Dutch challenge facing Scots Jenny Davis, Emma Baird and Ellie Richardson.
Premium tickets are sold out already but there are plenty of great seats left to buy in track centre and unreserved areas.
A free shuttle bus service will operate between the Emirates Arena/Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and Glasgow city centre (Buchanan Street station) throughout the evening session. The first bus departs Buchanan Street at 5.30pm.
For more information on the Revolution track series, including online ticket sales, visit www.cyclingrevolution.com
Round 2 television highlights will be shown on BT Sport 2 at 7pm on Thursday, December 5. Repeated on BT Sport 1, Friday December 6, 4.15pm and Saturday December 7 at 3pm.