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DHL Future Stars finish in fine style

The final event of the 2008-9 Revolution track season saw Simon Yates and Ruby Miller maintain their leaders' jerseys despite a series of challenges and a nasty fall. Miller finished an impressive 40 points ahead of rival Laura Trott. Yates took advantage of Sam Harrison's second no show to hold his lead and finished nearly 30 points clear of his twin brother Adam.

Despite Yates's large lead at the start of the Revolution, the rest of the field were not going to let him have an easy evening. Talented rivals John Paul and Josh Papworth both took convincing wins, John in the Scratch and Josh in the Dash. Yates, however, came into his own in the points race where he timed his ride to perfection taking the opening sprint and scoring points throughout the rest of the race.

Yates was clearly delighted to win the title. "Winning the DHL Future Stars competition is really special. There were loads of fast guys there this year so I didn't think I would win this season and was really just aiming for a podium place so I was really, really chuffed about winning. It was good too that my brother Adam managed to get second place."

"As for the future I want to try to get onto the ODP and hopefully have a good season on the road this year."

The Girls' racing provided the biggest drama of the evening when Ruby Miller fell badly in the second race. She proved herself once again to be an unstoppable force and climbed back on to take another impressive victory.

In the team competition, the North West finished over 200 points ahead of the rest. Wales and East Midlands finished second and third respectively with just 30 points between them.

As a special surprise at the end of the evening all the winners were congratulated by special guest and Olympic hero Daley Thompson who joined DHL's Andy Birley for the presentations.

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Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.