Fifty of the UK’s best young riders will battle it out next week at round one of the Revolution Series.
The under-16s will compete on home soil in front of an audience of thousands at the Manchester Velodrome.
The series showcases the best of up-and-coming talent, with the winner being crowned DHL Future Stars Champion.
Steven Burke, winner in 2005, is now an Olympic medallist at just 20 years old.
Olympic talent coach Phil West, who manages the series, said: “It’s amazing to think Steven won the Future Stars just three years ago and now he’s up there with the best in the world and bringing home Olympic medals.”
Last year’s winners, Dan McLay and Corrine Hall, are already members of the Olympic Development Squad. Dan and second placed Chris Whorral (also a member of the ODP) will be back at Revolution but will this time compete in the elite events, lining up against stars such as Stuart O’Grady, Bradley McGee and David Millar.
Mr West said: “This year’s Future Stars are an incredibly talented bunch so I would expect the racing to be better than ever and I’m sure we’ll see many of the riders go on to great things in years to come.”
Round 1 of the series takes place on Saturday, 15 November. Rider lists and the race programme can be found at www.cyclingrevolution.com.