Keirin world champions compete at Revolution 16

The sprint line up at the next Revolution event on January 20 will see a head to head clash of...

The sprint line up at the next Revolution event on January 20 will see a head to head clash of keirin world champions in a season finale women's sprint omnium. Elite keirin champion Christin Muche will make the trip to the Manchester velodrome to take on junior keirin world champion Anna Blyth as well as number one British sprinter Victoria Pendleton and up and coming French sprinter Virginie Cueff.

Muche took the Keirin title in Bordeaux last year and has already qualified for the 2007 championships following second place in the Keirin at the Moscow world cup. On that occasion Pendleton got the better of the German champion but the British star won't be complacent at Revolution, "Muche is a strong aggressive rider," commented Pendleton. "She suits the Keirin really well and she takes risks going for gaps and using her strength to get through. I was positioned well in Moscow and was able to go over the top when Muche got trapped on the inside so even though I beat her she is still a formidable opponent.

"My form is good at the moment" she continued. "I've been in an intense strength training block since Moscow so it will be interesting to test my form and get some good competition. I'm really pleased to be back racing in front of the Revolution crowd again so I'm looking forward to the racing."

Pendleton will have her work cut out with the German star but will also face tough opposition from Cueff and her younger team mate, Anna Blyth. Blyth came sixth in the Keirin final in Moscow and has already made huge progress in the elite racing since she took the junior keirin world title last year so will be keen to make her mark on home ground.

The omnium will consist of a 200m time trial, three sprint rounds and a team sprint where Pendleton and Blyth will take on Muche and Cueff. There will only be one winner so the strongest overall will claim glory in a fitting finale to Revolution season 4.

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