Men v women in Revolution Series’ Longest Lap race

Ellie Coster beats out a star-studded cast to win the Longest Lap, while Laura Trott's winning streak is broken at 19

You don’t often see men and women competing against each other in cycling, but it was a battle of the sexes in the Revolution Series’ ‘Marymoor Crawl’ race in Manchester this weekend.

Stars such as Team Sky’s Luke Rowe and Olympians Ed Clancy and Laura Trott took to the track in the race branded ‘The Longest Lap’, with USN’s Ellie Coster claiming victory.

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As with the race’s Revolution Series debut in London, competitors had to perform a track stand on the straight for up to four minutes, before springing into action

The women were given a half-lap head start, with Coster holding her nerve, and her track stand, to cross the line first.

Rowe’s fellow Team Sky rider Peter Kennaugh finished second in the Points Race, while Frenchman Francois Pervis won the men’s sprint event.

Trott extended her winning streak at Revolution to 19 races, with victory in the Points Race and the Australian Pursuit, but that came to an end in the Longest Lap.

The Olympic gold medalist went on to win the Elimination Race, but came third in the Scratch Race.

TV highlights of Round 2 will be shown on Channel 4 next Saturday morning (November 29) at 06:40 or 07:40 on C4+1 and then will be available to view online on 4OD.