Australian Bradley McGee has chosen Revolution 11 in Manchester as the place to avenge his defeat against Bradley Wiggins at the Olympic Games in 2004, where Wiggins beat him in the final for the gold medal, becoming the first British athlete in 40 years to win three medals at one Olympics.
With McGee unlikely to ride the Commonwealth Games and Wiggins focusing on his road career for the next few years, Revolution 11 will be the only chance they both have to contend over a short distance before the road season gets under way. The two Brads will race against each other in a 4km pursuit, a first for the Revolution series, which will also be the first time that the pair have met on the track since Athens.
McGee has been looking forward to the event. "I've heard a lot about the event and the calibre of riders who attend so I know I have to be on form," he said. "Brad's a hard man to beat and with the home crowd advantage I'm going to need to put in a big effort, but I've been training hard so hopefully I can get some revenge for Athens!"
Wiggins, a man not easily scared, is all set for the challenge. "I wanted to have a real contender for this Revolution - a big contest for the crowds and I am really pleased the organisers have got Brad over," said Wiggins. He is one of the best in the world and this may be the only opportunity I get to race him on my home track against a home crowd."
Tickets for Revolution 11 are available at www.cyclingrevolution.com