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Dutch sprinters line up for Revolution

By:
Brecht Decaluwé
Published:
January 09, 2007, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:06 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for January 9, 2007

Top Dutch sprinters Tuen Mulder and Tim Veldt are the latest riders to be confirmed for the next...

Top Dutch sprinters Tuen Mulder and Tim Veldt are the latest riders to be confirmed for the next Revolution track event on January 20.

The Dutch duo have been in good form this season with Mulder placed fourth and seventh in the keirin and sprint world cup standings and the Dutch team placed second behind the Brits in the team sprint standings. The pair will add some serious competition to the line up, which also features sprint number one Craig MacLean and French star Arnaud Tournant.

"We will have the best sprint line up for this season of Revolution," said organiser James Pope. "Tournant has been eager to come back to the Revolution so we have created an extreme programme to make the most out of these guys. There will be plenty of young British talent in the line up too, so the racing will be intense."

Heading the local talent will be junior team sprint world champions Dave Daniell and Christian Lyte, who are relishing the opportunity to take on legends like Tournant. "It's amazing to ride against the big names," said Lyte. "It provides real racing in a top level environment, which is a rare opportunity for riders our age."

"The experience is invaluable," Lyte continued. "It has definitely helped me and the squad progress and is one of the reasons we did so well at the junior world championships. This season the racing has been better than ever so we're all looking forward to the last event."

Lyte will be joined by UK Olympic Development riders Steve Hill, Tim Buck, Pete Mitchell and Josh Hargreaves. These riders will race across a series of sprint events with some feature races to be confirmed.

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