Steve Cummings, one of Britain’s team pursuit riders and Olympic medallists, will also be participating in the endurance field at Revolution 10 coming up this Saturday, November 19, alongside other British World Champions, the organisers have announced. Cummings joins many more international track stars at the Manchester Velodrome and will be riding the Madison events plus the individual points race, the event he won in the International event at Newport recently.
"I have had very little experience in Madison events and I will be riding against riders who are the best in the World but I will do my best and try at least to make an impact on the races," Cummings said. "The point’s race is the objective for me as I won the final endurance race the other week at Newport International meeting. The opposition will be a lot stronger with a much bigger International field but I will give it my best.
"Manchester is my 'home' track and I want to give the crowd something to cheer about," he continued. "I can’t wait until next Saturday. Apart from the team pursuit event my track experience is relatively limited at least internationally, so we will have to see what happens, but its going be fun with maybe a little pain as well."
Cummings will have his work cut out against Sixdays specialists Matt Gilmore and Iljo Keisse, who showed excellent form to win the Grenoble Six recently, as well as Danny Stam and Robert Slippens, who just finished second in the Munich Six. Other endurance racers include Bradley Wiggins, Chris Newton, Magnus Bäckstedt, Tony Gibb and the Madison World Champions Rob Hayles and Mark Cavendish.
Tickets for the Revolution 10 on November 19 are available at www.cyclingrevolution.com or by calling 07005 942 579.