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British Road Stars Ride the Revolution

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
October 26, 2006, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 20:40 BST
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The professional road season may well be over but for British road pros Roger Hammond, Bradley...

The professional road season may well be over but for British road pros Roger Hammond, Bradley Wiggins and David Millar there is plenty more racing to come with these riders the first star names confirmed for Revolution in Manchester on November 18th.

For Roger Hammond Revolution will mark his debut on an indoor track. Hammond, who is more accustomed to the Roubaix velodrome than the boards in Manchester, said, "I haven't ridden the track for a long time and I have never ridden on an indoor track so it is going to be a great experience. ... When I was younger I was the English Schools National Champion so I do have experience of track racing. I gave it up when I went to University and then I focused on the road."

In the winter season Hammond normally swaps the road for cyclo-cross but this year the Discovery rider is keen to put his skills to the test in front of the Revolution audience, "I've heard a lot about the atmosphere at Revolution so I'm looking forward to the racing and hoping to put my sprint skills to good use. Track racing is fast so it will be interesting to see how I do."

Another rider eager for some track action is newly crowned National Pursuit Champion David Millar. "I'm really looking forward to racing at Revolution and getting more experience on the track," said Millar. "It will be good to get an opportunity to wear my National Champion jersey and race in a pursuit event."

Millar featured at the very first Revolution event back in 2003 alongside Bradley Wiggins with each rider taking one victory each. These two will meet once again on November 18th along with more road riders yet to be released as well as a superb field of track specialists.

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