Great Britain's track star Chris Hoy was missing from the last Revolution event held in Manchester on Saturday, January 12. He pulled out from the event due to illness after having abandoned the Rotterdam six earlier in the week.
"I came down with a fever at Rotterdam which hit me hard," said Hoy. "I hoped that it was just a case of resting and waiting a few days but the doctor advised that I couldn't do anything for four or five days."
"It was hugely disappointing to miss the Revolution," he said. "I haven't raced at the event for a long time so I was really looking forward to it. I'm even more gutted as it sounds like it was a fantastic event."
Hoy will get another chance to race in front of his home crowd though with the final event of the series taking place on February 23. This time the Brits will face an even stronger sprint challenge from the French.
Team sprint World Champions Arnaud Tournant and Gregory Bauge will be joined by rising French star Mickael D'Almeida in a crucial showdown with the powerful British squad. As the last competitive event before the Manchester World Championships the contest will provide and important test for both nations,
"The French are the team to beat at the moment," said Hoy. "They have been World Champions for the last two years so any opportunity to race against them and find a chink in their armour is very important. It will also be the last chance before the worlds so it will be a very serious event for us."
Hoy will be joined by a strong British line up including Jamie Staff, Craig MacLean, Ross Edgar, Junior World Champions Christian Lyte and Dave Daniell and an in form Jason Kenny.