Omnium World Champion Ed Clancy is set for a dramatic return to the National Cycling Centre in Manchester for the season finale of Revolution on January 15, 2011.
Clancy will be joined by former Motorpoint teammate Andy Tennant as both riders make their first competitive appearance for new team, Rapha Condor Sharp. It will be a welcome boost for Rapha Condor Sharp who currently sit at the bottom of the league table in the Revolution Championship.
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“I’m really excited to return to Revolution and to make my debut for the new team,” commented Clancy. “I’ve been following the competition whilst I’ve been away at the World Cups so hopefully Andy [Tennant] and I can help salvage some pride for the team and win the final event.”
Clancy has enjoyed some excellent form recently winning the Omnium at the last round of the World Cup in Cali. Revolution will now provide an opportunity for the GB star to fine tune his form in the bunch racing as he looks to defend his Omnium world title in a few months time.
“I’ve been getting to grips with the Olympic Omnium format over the past couple of months so I’m really pleased with the results from the World Cups,” he said. “I’ll just be riding the Team Pursuit at the Beijing and Manchester World Cups but will be looking to defend my Omnium world title at the World Championships.”
“I’ve been doing really well against the clock but need to improve in the bunch races. Revolution will be perfect preparation for this with short sharp races including Omnium disciplines like the Elimination.”
It will be a busy day for Clancy who will also compete in the British Cycling Madison Championships which takes place in the afternoon before the Revolution event. Clancy will line up with Andy Tennant with Rapha Condor Sharp’s Dean Downing and Graham Briggs also pairing up for the race.
The National Madison Championships will start at 1pm on January 15 with the Revolution racing kicking off at its usual time of 7pm. Tickets for both events can be purchased from www.cyclingrevolution.com or by calling 0843 208 1840.