Ghent Six winners to feature at Revolution

Iljo Keisse

Riders from each of the podium places at the recent Ghent six day will star at the next Revolution track event at Manchester velodrome on Saturday, December 11.

Ghent winner Iljo Keisse will feature at the alongside Leif Lampater and Robert Bartko, who finished second and third respectively. These riders will be joined by current Zurich six day leader Franco Marvulli to create another all star continental line up at the National Cycling Centre.

Other international riders will include ex-Discovery pro Michael Creed, American Kit Karzan and rising Swiss talent Claudio Imhof. These riders will take on a typically strong British contingent, which is proving a big attraction for the continental pros.

"Revolution has developed a reputation for hard racing on the continent," commented Revolution Promoter James Pope. "Marvulli and a few of the other six day guys confirmed that this reputation has spread on the European scene and riders want to come and test themselves against the young Brits."

"We have a lot of talent here in the UK and the younger riders want to prove themselves at Revolution so they always race as hard as they can," Pope confirmed. "This is why some of the stars often struggle to win at Revolution. From our perspective it's great and gives an edge to the racing, which is what Revolution is all about."

Leading the young British talent will be Junior World Madison Champion Simon Yates and Jon Mould, who came close to victory in the under 23 competition at Ghent. They will be joined by Academy riders including Alex Dowsett, Andy Fenn, Mark Christian and Luke Rowe.

The more experienced British pros featuring next week will include Olympic bronze medalist Steven Burke, Rapha Condor Sharp's Dean Downing and Team Sky's Pete Kennaugh and Russell Downing.

Full rider lists are available on and tickets are available to purchase online or by calling 0843 208 1840.

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