Hoy and Tournant in final contest at Revolution
By BikeRadar | Thursday, January 29, 2009 4.05pm
Tournant (left) will compete against Hoy (right) at Revolution 24. Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images
French sprinter Arnaud Tournant is making his final competitive appearance at the Revolution 24 track meeting on 21 February before retiring from competition.
Tournant is responsible for many of Revolution’s most memorable moments, including setting the Madison 1km time trial record with Chris Hoy in 2008.
Hoy failed to topple Tournant’s 1km world record by 0.005 seconds in 2007. At the time, Hoy acknowledged that he couldn't go any faster and said he had even more respect for Tournant and his talents.
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Revolution 24 will pit these old rivals against each other one last time. Tournant will be joined by Gregory Bauge, Francois Pervis and Michael D’Almeida, while Hoy’s team includes Jamie Staff, Jason Kenny and Ross Edgar.
The programme will feature a 200m time trial, match sprint competition and keirin. The evening will finish with a Britain vs France team sprint.
The rest of the sprint field will be made up of Craig MacLean, Matt Crampton, Dave Daniell, Christian Lyte, Pete Mitchell and Steven Hill.
Tickets for Revolution 24 are sold out, but highlights will be shown after the event on Channel M. Hospitality tickets are still available. For more information, visit www.cyclingrevolution.com.
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