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International stars for Revolution 12

By:
John Stevenson & Les Clarke
Published:
February 08, 2006, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:01 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for February 8, 2006

With four more international riders now confirmed for Revolution 12 on February 18 the Manchester...

With four more international riders now confirmed for Revolution 12 on February 18 the Manchester Velodrome is set to experience the strongest endurance line up of any Revolution event to end the season. Four all star international teams with pairings from Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and Denmark will take on the Great Britain team of Rob Hayles and Chris Newton.

Fresh from winning the Berlin six day Dutch rider Danny Stam is confirmed to ride, joining team mate Peter Schep in Manchester. "It will be great to be back at Revolution," said Stam. "The programme is fast and hard but I'm riding well following the victory in Berlin so I hope to get a win or two."

Swiss rider Alexander Aeschbach will also make the trip to Manchester as well as Danish pairing of Marc Hester and Jimmi Madsen. It will be a special occasion for Madsen who will be officially retiring at Revolution 12, ending a career that has spanned over 17 years. Having participated in three Olympic Games and six world championships, Madsen has a wealth of experience on the track. He has also won seven six day races, and over the last few seasons ridden for Team CSC on the road. "Revolution will be my last race so I'm looking forward to it" said Madsen. "I've ridden the event before and the crowd is excellent so it will be a good place to finish racing."

The race programme will include a 1km Madison time trial, team elimination, points race and showcase Madison. Tickets for Revolution 12 are available at www.cyclingrevolution.com, calling 07005 942 579 or the Velodrome on 0161 223 2244 and selecting option 3.

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