Olympic champions, international track stars and Sarah Storey's Hour Record attempt all at the Revolution round in London (February 27-28)
The gold-winning trio will return to the scene of their London 2012 triumph: the Olympic track that is now part of the renamed Lee Valley VeloPark.
Australian Jack Bobridge will join in the action, hopefully now recovered from his Hour Record attempt disappointment in late January. Bobridge is joined by fellow Aussie Glen O’Shea, in addition to European Six Day champions Jasper de Buyst, Leif Lampater and Alex Rasmussen.
One of the major highlights of the weekend is Sarah Storey’s attempt on the women’s Hour Record on Saturday night (February 28). The multiple Paralympic champion will set out to break Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel’s existing mark of 46.065 kilometres set in 2003.
Bobridge said of Storey’s Hour attempt: “It’s one of the hardest challenges that a cyclist can take on, and the most surreal strain you’ll ever put your body through in the saddle. The challenge doesn’t really sink in until after the first 20 minutes, which is when it really hits you, but I’m sure Sarah will have trained for this. Sarah’s one of the world’s top riders and I wish her the best of luck for a great ride.”
With the UCI Track Cycling World Championships the previous weekend in Paris, there’s a distinct possibility that round five of the Revolution Series could play host to one or more freshly-minted world champions resplendent in their rainbow jerseys.
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