Great Britain names all-star team for Revolution Series opener in Derby

Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Laura Trott headline a strong British team at the first round of the Revolution Series this weekend

Seven Olympic gold medallists have been named in the Great Britian Cycling Team squad for the first round of the Revolution Series in Derby this weekend (August 14-16).

The most decorated of the riders on show is Sir Bradley Wiggins, who returns to the track in search of Olympic qualification points in an attempt to make the team pursuit squad for Rio 2016. Mark Cavendish also returns to the pine in the omnium event - also trying to make the Team GB squad for Rio.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.