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Obree to take on future stars at Revolution

'Flying Scotsman' Graham Obree, will now line up against a team of four up-and-coming riders for a pursuit match over 4 km at the next Revolution track meeting in Manchester on December 9. The former world hour record holder was due to partner Ian Stannard for a 2 km team pursuit but no suitable match could be found for the pair.

Revolution technical director Gordon Harling explained the reasons behind the change: "We decided to tweak the format of the feature event to ensure the crowd get to see Graeme at his best," he said. "We knew that Graeme had taken on a similar challenge in the past against a team of amateur riders so lining him up against the Future Stars made perfect sense".

Obree, who has twice been world pursuit champion, was also happy with the change, "It always takes me a while to get going," commented the 41 year-old. "So riding 4 km suits me better. We will be riding on normal bikes as well which will help even things out; it’s going to be a good race."

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