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Junior world champions sprint at Revolution

By:
Tim Maloney, European Editor
Published:
November 08, 2006, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:34 BST
Edition:
Latest Cycling News for November 8, 2006

With the elite British sprinters training in Australia it is down to the junior sprinters to fight...

With the elite British sprinters training in Australia it is down to the junior sprinters to fight it out for national pride at the next Revolution on November 18th. Riders from France, Holland and Germany will line up to take on the British Champions. The programme will feature a sprint omnium for the women and men with only two riders destined for overall victory.

Home territory British National Sprint Coach Iain Dyer has been busy preparing the British juniors for the challenge ahead, "Revolution brought some top German juniors over to race last season and the experience was invaluable for our juniors" said Dyer. "This time the best riders from France, Holland and Germany are on the start sheet so it is a huge deal for the squad. The team has been preparing at a half term training camp. ...

"We had a great World Championships" he continued. "And I'm absolutely certain that the foreign riders will be out to settle some scores from that."

Triple Junior World Champion Jason Kenny and Junior Keirin World Champion Anna Blyth lead the charge for the Brits and Dyer confirms that they will be out to take a few scalps themselves, "Some of the more experienced riders will be after a few scalps of their own, looking to sign off in style as they move up into the elite ranks. Anna and Jason will be wearing the rainbow jerseys and I know that they will race as hard as they can to ensure victory".

Kenny is likely to be the target of French sprinters Ghislain Boiron and Nicolas Bourin who he beat to take the Keirin title at the Junior Worlds with Blyth also facing a rematch against Germany's Charleen Delev. Other international competitors include Yorick Bos, Jeffrey Kuipers, Elise van Hage and Anouk Ligthart from Holland Sacha Hubner, Tobias Wachter and Hannah Welte from Germany and Junior 500m Time Trial World Champion Sandi Clair from France.

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