British road race and Commonwealth Games champion Lizzie Armitstead, Paralympic multi-champion and Hour Record hopeful Dame Sarah Storey and Olympic sprint double champion Jason Kenny are among the riders headlining this Saturday’s round of the Revolution track series in Glasgow.
Sir Chris Hoy will also make an appearance at the velodrome in Glasgow that bears his name, meeting fans and signing autographs. Hoy’s bike brand is the sponsor of the Revolution Future Stars series.
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It will be Storey’s final competitive outing before she takes on the Hour Record at the Revolution meeting in London on February 28.
Dame Sarah Storey will attempt the Hour Record on February 28 and fully expects to feel the same 'incredible pain'
“I love coming to Scotland, the fans are always fantastic and the racing is always very competitive,” said Storey. “I’m looking forward to getting on the track and putting on a good show for the fans. It will also be my last race before attempting the Hour record, so I’m looking to put in a good shift on the track.”
Kenny will race against Scottish sprinter Callum Skinner in the men’s sprint and keirin races, and both riders will also face a selection of international riders.
Skinner commented: “To be coming back to Scotland to race in front of my friends and family is a dream. Last year was a pretty strong year for me, picking up gold in the team sprint and now 2015 is here, I am so keen to get out on track and get some wins under my belt.”
If you can’t make the event in person, highlights of the day’s action will be shown on Channel 4 at 7am on Saturday, February 7, and later on 4 On Demand.
Some tickets are still available for the evening session. For more information and tickets, visit the Revolution website. Remaining rounds take place in London (February 27/28) and Manchester (March 14).