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Aussies set for second Revolution

Following a successful opening edition of the Revolution track series, Australia's cycling stars will receive a healthy dose of Christmas cheers when they head to the Vodafone Arena in Melbourne on Wednesday 19th December for the second Revolution race night.

Returning for round two will be Anna Meares, who will be looking for revenge after losing the sprint in Revolution 1 to Dutch rider Yvonne Hijgenaar. Ryan Bayley, Leigh Howard and Glen O'Shea will attempt to relive the success of the first event, but they will have to try to outshine Paris-Roubaix champion Stuart O'Grady, his Olympic gold medal winning Madison team-mate Graeme Brown, Sydney Olympic Madison champion Brett Aitken, Jayco Herald Sun Tour winner Matt Wilson, triple world junior track champion Cameron Meyer and his equally talented brother Travis.

The men's sprint line-up includes the majority of the Australian Cyclones contingent including three-time Olympian Shane Kelly, who is expected to make his Revolution debut. He will be joined by Ben Kersten, Mark French and Shane Perkins.

The Revolution 2 program will also feature the 71st edition of the Melbourne Cup on Wheels, with defending champion James Langedyk and 2005 champion Leigh Howard both hoping to join an exclusive list of two-time winners of the time honoured event.

The women's line up is just as strong, with Kerrie Meares joining sister Anna, along with Liz Georgouras and Kaarle McCulloch. The endurance program will feature World Cup road winner Rochelle Gilmore, three-time world junior champion Josephine Tomic and talented young New South Wales Institute of Sport rider Sky-Lee Armstrong.

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