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DHL supports future stars cycling

The new Revolution season gets underway at the Manchester Velodrome on October 14th with an exciting new format for the hugely popular ‘Future Stars’ Series. DHL Exel Supply Chain has committed to a three year plan of youth development with Revolution, supporting the first ever regional future stars competition. DHL Exel Supply Chain will also develop a Sprint School to nurture even younger talent with the ultimate aim of providing 'Future Stars' structure to new, ambitious riders.

Now in its fourth year the ‘Future Stars’ competition has often provided invaluable experience for some of Britain’s most promising new talent. Riders such as Ian Stannard, Ben Swift and Andy Tennant have all moved into British Cycling’s Olympic Academy following success in the ‘Future Stars’.

This season the Future Stars program adds a national league that will consist of 12 regions represented by teams consisting of three girls and three boys. The riders will compete in three races during the evening, accumulating individual points as well as points for their team. At the end of the season riders will be awarded individual as well as team national titles.

Guy Elliott, CEO of DHL Exel Supply Chain, is looking forward to the challenge of finding new talent: "Working with the Revolution Future Stars is a great starting point for our plans to provide access to the sport of track cycling for kids who might not otherwise get the opportunity. We have young cyclists all over Britain who dream of being able to race at Manchester in front of the capacity crowds of the Revolution Series. We hope that some of them will turn into Olympic Champions by 2012!"

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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Deputy Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. A former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks.