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Crampton takes on world's best at Revolution

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
November 08, 2005, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 21, 2009, 0:19 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for November 8, 2005

Having recently defeated Olympic kilo champion Chris Hoy at Revolution 9, British track racing's...

Having recently defeated Olympic kilo champion Chris Hoy at Revolution 9, British track racing's rising star, Matt Crampton, will race against Hoy, Jason Queally and national sprint champion Craig MacLean as well as German sprint stars Jan Van Eijden and Carsten Bergemann at Manchester's Revolution 10 on November 19.

His greatest challenge, however, will come from the current sprint world champion and team sprint Olympic gold medallist Rene Wolff, who makes his first appearance at Revolution. Crampton, following his win at Revolution 9 is hoping he can perform well, saying, "It was fantastic to win the sprint at Revolution 9; the atmosphere really gets the adrenaline going and it's great to win in front of the home crowd at the Manchester Velodrome."

He's not getting overconfident, and knows racing against the likes of Wolff and MacLean will be no easy task. "The next event will be a really tough challenge, with Rene Wolff and the other German sprinters. Craig MacLean is also back to top form so it will be really tough to beat these guys. I'm looking forward to it though and it would be great to come out on top again."

Alongside the sprint racing there'll be a showcase Madison event, featuring the three best Madison teams in the world - world champions Rob Hayles and Mark Cavendish will take on Dutch riders Danny Stam and Robert Slippens and the Belgian pairing of Matt Gilmore and Iijo Keisse. Olympic pursuit champion Bradley Wiggins will also team up with Chris Newton and road star Magnus Backstedt will join forces with Tony Gibb, making it the strongest endurance field Revolution has ever seen.

Event information and tickets are available online at www.cyclingrevolution.com.

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