Olympic pursuit champion Bradley Wiggins will head an all-star line-up of top Six-day riders at the final round of the Revolution track series at Manchester Velodrome on February 26. Other top riders scheduled to appear include Franco Marvulli and Bruno Risi, with organizers promising more famous names to be announced over the coming weeks.
In the Madison - expected to be the evening's highlight - Wiggins will be paired with Tony Gibb rather than his usual partner Rob Hayles, while Hayles will team up with new road team mate Chris Newton. Risi and Marvulli will make up one of four international pairings and three international riders are also promised for the sprint events.
Hayles for one is looking forward to it. "It's a great way to finish off the Revolution season," he said. "It's been brilliant being able to ride at the events this winter and I'm a bit disappointed to have missed Revolution 7 which sounded great, but I reckon 8's going to top it anyway! Not riding with Bradley in the Madison is going to be interesting, Chris and I are set to try and rip some legs off though so it should be good…as long as I stay on the bike!"
For more information see www.cyclingrevolution.com.