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Revolution ready to roll

The World Cup isn't the only major track action this weekend - Manchester Velodrome will host the third event in this season's Revolution series on Saturday January 21. Organisers says this round looks set to see some of the most exciting racing of the series.

The Bradleys - Wiggins and McGee - will face off in what is slated to be a mammoth revenge 4km pursuit for McGee. Wiggins will fly in from a Cofidis training camp and team presentation and then try and get enough rest before the showdown with McGee.

Scottish fast man Craig MacLean was pleased to learn the young riders joining him the sprint competition are excited about the prospect, but he himself is a little wary. "They're all really good young guys, I've seen a few of them over the last few days and they all seem to be on some good form, I don't think they're going to be a walk over!"

On the prospect of facing French kilo ace Arnaud Tournant however he seemed much more enthusiastic. "Tournant is a great rider and the crowd love him so he always goes that bit harder to try and get the win - he's a proper showman and it's brilliant fun when he's at Revolution so I'm really looking forward to it."

The racing schedule includes a 1km Madison time trial, a devil scratch combination race, a 4km pursuit head to head and a match sprint and keirin.

Tickets are available online at or by calling 07005 942 579 or the Manchester Velodrome on 0161 223 2244 and selecting option 3.