After the success of the Italian Pursuit at Manchester's Revolution on October 14th, Gordon Harling, the technical director for the event has been racking his brains to come up with something equally exciting and just as hard to call. But it was Bradley Wiggins who came up with an interesting proposal: A flying team sprint featuring himself, Staff and Chiappa on one team and Millar, MacLean and Van Eijden on the other.
Wiggins said, "There didnt seem much point in Dave and I doing another pursuit, especially as Obree will be there, and we are both in the early stages of training after the off season. Gordon had mentioned doing the team sprint before and I just thought it will be a brilliant spectacle and actually a pretty hard race to call"
Millar was quick to support the idea. "I like the idea of it being flying, and as long as I lead it out Im happy. I learnt my lesson after that Italian Pursuit .man that was hard so Im totally up for giving it a try and hopefully Ill have some more form than a month ago!"
Wiggins will also feature in the Isaac Galvez Memorial Madison, where he will partner with Franco Marvulli. The Madison will serve as a tribute to the rider who died tragically at the Ghent Six day last weekend, and who scheduled to appear at Revolution on Saturday.
Harling said, "We felt it was entirely fitting that our Madison be renamed the Isaac Galvez Memorial we hold a Madison each season at Revolution and from now on it will always been in memory of Isaac. We will also be raising money for the foundation started by Patrik Sercu. We have started the ball rolling by donating Isaacs appearance money to the fund, there will also be collection boxes at the event if people want to donate."
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.cyclingrevolution.com