Mark Cavendish, Rob Hayles and Chris Newton will be returning to the Revolution series in Manchester on January 12th. The trio will add some experience to the endurance racing which has been dominated by the British Cycling Academy so far this season.
Cavendish, now riding for High Road Sports, had a poor start to his track season with a disappointing performance at the Ghent Six Day. Under his own admission he "struggled to find his track legs" after a long road season, but the Manxman returned to form with a podium place in the Madison at the Beijing World Cup.
Cavendish will join Rob Hayles and Chris Newton as they return to Manchester to continue their build up to the world championships at the end of March. They will have their work cut out as they take on the British Cycling Academy, with Ben Swift, Andy Tennant, Jonny Bellis and Steven Burke all showing excellent form at the last Revolution meeting. They will be competing in a motor paced scratch, 10km points race and 1km Madison time trial.
The meet will also see a return of elite women's racing, with pursuit specialist Rebecca Romero one of the stars. Romero is an Olympic silver medallist and world champion in rowing, moving to cycling in 2006 and going on to take silver in the individual pursuit at the 2007 world championships. With her sights firmly set on the Beijing Olympics, Romero will now use Revolution as preparation as she targets the points race as well as individual pursuit.
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