This article was originally published on Cyclingnews.com.
Britain’s road world champion Mark Cavendish is to make a rare track appearance on 19 November at the Revolution series at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.
It will be the first time the Manxman has ridden competitively in the Velodrome since 2009. He will be joined at the event by his new Team Sky colleagues Peter Kennaugh, Alex Dowsett and Geraint Thomas, all of whom form part of a world class field. Thomas is a current Olympic champion and Dowsett wowed the crowds last month at Round One of Revolution by almost lapping the field on his way to victory in the Devil Scratch at the National Cycling Centre.
Other big names set to appear include former Paris-Roubaix winner Magnus Backstedt, Rapha Condor Sharp’s Olympic champion Ed Clancy and their European Champion Andy Tennant. But the biggest draw for the crowds may well be Cavendish.
“Mark raced Revolution regularly in the early years so it’s fantastic to welcome him back as the World road race Champion,” said James Pope of race organisers Face Partnership. “After such a fantastic year on the road the Revolution crowd are going to provide a hero’s welcome to Cav so it will be a special evening.”
The four-date series is held on Saturday evenings between October and January at the Manchester track and features top cyclists from both the UK and round the world. There are limited numbers of tickets left for the event and details can be found at www.cyclingrevolution.com.