Chris Hoy, the undisputed hero of British track sprinting, is set to take on his nemesis and the reigning kilo World Champion Theo Bos at the opening event of Revolution season 3 at Manchester Velodrome on October 15. In an exclusive 500m Head to Head race Hoy will be looking for some serious revenge after the 22 year old Dutchman snatched the World Championships from his grasp in Los Angeles earlier this year.
Hoy has long dominated the event, having won gold at both the Commonwealth and Olympic Games and has been World Champion in the event twice. He's determined that Bos won't steal any of his thunder at his home event. "Obviously I never like to lose so I was pretty annoyed at the World Championships. Bos is a talented rider so the better man won on the day," said Hoy.
Hoy continued by saying, "I always look forward to Revolution as the racing and atmosphere with the crowds is unique. The 500m TT in front of the home crowd always gets that bit more out of you so it will be very special."
Hoy, Bos and Teun Mulder will not be the only world champions gracing the boards, with a further six rainbow jersey holders attending, with Rob Hayles, Mark Cavendish, Chris Newton, Paul Manning and Andy Tennant all competing in Manchester. Check out www.cyclingrevolution.com for event information and tickets.