Viviani, Keisse, Doull, Storey star in opening round of Revolution Champions League

Start list for the two-day event

Olympic champions Elia Viviani and Owain Doull, Six Day veteran Iljo Keisse, and multiple Paralympic champion Sarah Storey will be among the names lining up at the inaugural Revolution Champions League in Manchester. The series was meant to get underway last week but planning issues forced the organisers to cancel the opening round in Paris.

Omnium champion Viviani and Keisse recently rode together at the Gent Six Day, finishing third overall behind the pairings of Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins, and Kenny de Ketele and Moreno de Pauw. The duo will be racing against each other in Manchester this weekend with Viviani riding alongside Team Sky teammate Peter Kennaugh, and Keisse linking up with Andy Tennant in the colours of Team PedalSure.

Doull will return to the boards for the first time since winning gold in the team pursuit in Rio, having spent the intervening months on the road and making his debut for Team Sky. The Revolution will be one of his last appearances in Team WIGGINS colours as he moves to Team Sky full-time next season. Doull will be partnered by trade and national teammate Jon Dibben who is also moving to Sky.

Storey (Podium Ambition p/b Club La Santa) headlines the women's line-up, which also features Elinor Barker (Matrix Fitness), road race world champion Amalie Dideriksen (Voxwomen) and rising star Manon Lloyd (Great Britain).

There will also be a sprint competition, which features France's Quentin Lefargue and Lewis Oliva (Team USN). The sprinters will compete in what has been dubbed a 'sprint omnium' with riders battling it out in a straight two-rider sprint, a six-lap dash, a Keirin and a handicap.

As with other Revolution events, there is a future stars competition with young riders getting the opportunity to race in a packed out velodrome.

The first round of the Revolution Champions League will begin on Saturday, November 25 and finishes on Sunday.

Elite men's Champions League

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christian Meier (Can) Orica-BikeExchange  
2Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-BikeExchange  
3Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Drapac  
4Ryan Mullen (Irl) Cannondale Drapac  
5Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky  
6Pete Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky  
7Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre Merida  
8Davide Cimolai (Ita)Lampre Merida  
9Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo  
10Dennis Van Winden (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo  
11Ramon Sinkeldam Ned) Giant-Alpecin  
12Zico Waeytens (Bel) Giant-Alpecin  
13Marco Coledan (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
14Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo  
15Ed Clancy (GBR) JLT Condor  
16Jon Mould (GBr) JLT Condor  
17Marcel Kalz (Ger) Maloja Pushbikers  
18Christian Grasmann (Ger) Maloja Pushbikers  
19Andy Tennant (GBR) Team PedalSure  
20Iljo Keisse (Bel) Team PedalSure  
21Jon Dibben (GBr) Team Wiggins  
22Owain Doull (GBr) Team Wiggins  
23Joseph Berlin Semon (Fra) France-Alé  
24Romain Bacon (Fra) France-Alé  
Elite women's championship
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emily Kay (GBR) Matrix Fitness RT  
2Elinor Barker (GBR) Matrix Fitness RT  
3TBC Matrix Fitness RT  
4Dani Khan (GBR) Podium Ambition pb Club La Santa  
5Sarah Storey (GBr) Podium Ambition pb Club La Santa  
6Neah Evans (GBr) Podium Ambition pb Club La Santa  
7Jenny Holl (GBr) Team Jaden Weldtite  
8Rhona Callander (GBr) Team Jaden Weldtite  
9Henrietta Colborne (GBr) Team Jaden Weldtite  
10Anmasley Park (GBr) Team Breeze  
11Emily Nelson (GBr) Team Breeze  
12Melissa Lowther (GBr) Team Breeze  
13Verena Eberhardt (Aut) - Class Cover  
14Malia Andreotti (Ita) - Class Cover  
15Christine Robson (GBr) - Class Cover  
16TBC Planet X BOGO  
17TBC Planet X BOGO  
18TBC Planet X BOGO  
19Amalie Diderikson (Den) Voxwomen  
20Amy Cure (Aus) Voxwomen  
21Amber Joseph (GBr) Voxwomen  
22Ellie Dickinson (GBr) Great Britain  
23Abbie Dentus (GBr) Great Britain  
24Manon Lloyd (GBr)Great Britain  
25Colleen Gulick (USA) Revolution All Stars  
26Rebecca Reybould (GBr) Revolution All Stars  
27TBC Revolution All Stars  
Elite Sprinters
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matt Rotherham (GBr) Maloja Pushbikers  
2Joe Christiansen (USA) Star Track Cycling  
3Dominic Suozzi (USA) Star Track Cycling  
4Vasilijus Lendel (Ltu) Lithuania  
5Svajunas Jonauska (Ltu) Lithuania  
6Quentin Lafargue (Fra) France  
7Melvin Landernau (Fra) France  
8Thomas Copponi (Fra) France  
9Lewis Oliva (GBr) Team USN  
10Alex Jolliffe (GBr) Great Britain  
11Ryan Hutchinson (GBr) Great Britain  
12Lewis Stewart (GBr) Great Britain   

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