Treble gold medallist Chris Hoy will make Revolution 22 his UK debut for the 2008/9 Track season. Not only will December 6 be the first chance to see Chris competing at home since his incredible success in Beijing, it?ll be the first time he?s worn his new Sky + HD kit too.
After starting the season off with a sprint victory at the Milan 6 at the beginning of November, Chris is on good form for the upcoming Revolution. He said: ?Really looking forward to getting back racing. Revolution is one of the highlights of the season for all the riders so I?m pleased that it will be my first race back.?
Chris has been a star attraction at every Revolution Series over the past six years and always enjoys returning to Manchester, he said: ?The combination of entertainment with high quality racing is what has made the Revolution so successful. The racing is really hard and fast and the event brings some of the best riders in the world to compete ? this quality and the entertainment element creates an amazing atmosphere that is unique in track racing.?
He continued: ?The riders all really enjoy racing the event and many riders have used the Revolution as their swansong with Fiedler and now McGee choosing it as their last race. This goes to show the popularity of Revolution with the riders as well as the spectators.? With a busy season planned for this winter / spring, Chris is looking ahead, saying: ?(my) focus will be the World Championships and hopefully I?ll be contending all three sprint disciplines.?
Already completely sold out, Revolution 22 is set to be another fantastic evening?s entertainment and the highlight will undoubtedly be the world class sprinting. Competing alongside Chris and already confirmed are Olympic medallists Jamie Staff, Jason Kenny and Ross Edgar as well as top European sprinters Tuen Mulder, Itmar Esteban and Roberto Chiappa.
Following team GB?s victories in Beijing, the international riders are coming over to Manchester with the intention of seriously challenging their British opponents. Tuen Mulder, double World Champion, European Champion and three times National Champion, beat Edgar in the Sprint Omnium at Revolution 19 in January 2008 so will be out to beat all the boys this time round. Chiappa, 13 times Italian national champion in the Sprint, Team Sprint and Keirin is also on flying form and looking for wins at Revolution.
Tickets to the event are sold out. Tickets for the remaining Revolution events on 10th January and 21st February are available to purchase on www.cyclingrevolution.com