By Nigel Wynn
Olympic road race rivals Lizzie Armitstead and Marianne Vos will clash at the next round of the Revolution track series in Manchester, on Saturday December 1.
Dutchwoman Vos narrowly beat Brit Armitstead to gold in the Olympic road race in London at the end of July, and now the pair will renew their rivalry on the boards at the National Cycling Centre in front of a sell-out crowd.
Both riders have vast experience and bulging palmares on the track as well as road. Vos is a former points and scratch race world champion and 2008 Olympic points race gold medallist, and Armitstead is a former team pursuit world champion and multiple World Cup winner in the team pursuit, scratch race and points race.
"It will be amazing to return to track racing at the Revolution Series after winning Olympic Gold in the Road Race in London," said Vos.
"I have great memories of competing in Manchester - I won the Points Race at the World Championships there in 2008 so it's where I started to have success on the track. I'm really looking forward to competing at Revolution against some of the best riders in the world."
Armitstead attended the opening round of the Revolution series last weekend in Manchester, but as a television pundit rather than rider. She joined presenter Ned Boulting to provide her expert opinion on the racing for a highlights show that will be aired tonight (Wednesday) on ITV4 at 8pm.
Although the next round of the Revolution has already sold out, tickets are still available for the final round of the 2012-13 series that takes place at the new Sir Chris Hoy velodrome in Glasgow on February 2 2013.
For more information and ticket details, go to the Revolution website.
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