Six-day stars at Revolution 8

any of the six-day scene's top performers will be competing against Britain's stars at this Saturda

any of the six-day scene's top performers will be competing against Britain's stars at this Saturda
PIC BY TDWSPORT.COM This Saturday's final Revolution track meeting of this winter will see many of the sport's top six-day riders competing for a share of the spoils at Manchester Velodrome. Among the big names taking part are Swiss six-day legend Bruno Risi, Germans Gerd Dorich and Andreas Beikirch, Belgians Matthew Gilmore and Iijo Keisse, and Denmark's Jimmi Madsen. Among the home riders taking on the big foreign names in the endurance events are Rob Hayles and Chris Newton, who will be riding in the colours of chartered accountants Haines Watts, and Recycling.co.uk's Dean and Russell Downing. Risi will be partnered by compatriot Franco Marvulli in what is certain to be a very competitive Madison. They won the recent Stuttgart Six and will be the favourites for the event. The sprint events have also drawn some leading performers, including Germany's former world champion Jens Fiedler and his upcoming compatriots Daniel Giese and Robert Eichfeld. They will provide strong opposition to Britain's strong sprinting contingent, which includes Olympic kilo champion Chris Hoy, his predecessor Jason Queally, plus Ross Edgar, Craig MacLean, Tony Gibb and Malcolm Elliott. In the women's events, Victoria Pendleton will be attempting to beat the kilometre world record, which was set by Britain's Sally Boyden way back in 1995. Pendleton has been training with Hoy for her attempt. Doors open at 5.30 on Saturday afternoon, with the 17-event race programme set to start at 7pm. Full details on the programme and on ticket prices can be found at the Revolution website: www.cyclingrevolution.com
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