Peter Kennaugh, Lizzie Armitstead, Laura Trott, Jason Kenny, Alex Dowsett, Adam Blythe and Ed Clancy have been confirmed for Revolution Series round three in Manchester on Saturday, January 4 2014.
Kennaugh will lead Team Sky’s challenge. The Manxman played a crucial role in Chris Froome’s Tour de France victory last summer, and has become a key cog in the Team Sky machine.
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Kennaugh tweeted on Monday evening: “So who’s coming down to Manchester for the @revolutionuk on the 4th jan, can’t wait to get back on the boards!”
Last January, Kennaugh displayed his early-season form with a stunning ride in the Points Race at Revolution Series, lapping the field twice. This season, that 40km Points Race is scheduled for the afternoon session (1-4pm) and promises to be one of the highlights of the day.
German team Rudy Project RT top the Elite Championship table after a strong showing at round two in Glasgow, setting a fearsome pace in the 1km Madison Time Trial. Telegraph All Stars are second and Team Sky third, with last season’s champions Rapha Condor JLT fourth.
Giro d’Italia stage winner Dowsett (Movistar) will ride for the Telegraph All Stars at round three alongside Adam Blythe, the BMC Racing Team man who’s signed for NFTO Pro Cycling in 2014. Dowsett and Blythe’s presence should give Telegraph All Stars every chance of retaking the lead in the duel for the Elite Championship.
The afternoon session starts at 1pm (doors open 12pm). Evening session begins 7pm (doors 6pm). Tickets available for all sessions here (very few left for evening session)
Television highlights will be broadcast on BT Sport 2: Tuesday January 7, 10pm. Repeats: Wednesday January 8, 6.30pm, Saturday January 11, 1.15pm (both BT Sport 2)