Report – Revolution 53


Andy Tennant and Iljo Keisse dominate Round 2 of the Revolution in Manchester but Sir Bradley Wiggins wows the crowd!

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Report – Revolution 53

The Revolution Series saw in a new age of their track cycling series on Saturday evening. For the first time, the event was broadcast live on Eurosport throughout the UK and Europe. Iljo Keisse and Andy Tennant, who were guesting for Team PedalSure stole the evening which puts the team at the top of the leader board.


The Elite Championship is the centre piece of Revolution and it didn’t disappoint at Round 2. Team Sky’s Elia Viviani was up against track veterans Sir Bradley Wiggins and Andy Tennant in the Men’s Points Race. Tennant of Team PedalSure hugged Viviani’s wheel until the last 50 metres then flew out of his slipstream to get over the line first, Wiggins finished second showing blistering cadence to come around the outside.

Viviani exclaimed that he is “not in the best condition after having three days off the bike after last week’s Europeans, but I arrived rested up. Today’s important for me, it’s the last day of tough racing ahead of next week’s World Cup in Colombia.” He finished fourth in the Scratch Race, but showed great pace winning earlier in the Points Race.


Tennant and Wiggins Tandem, teammates in the Team Pursuit

Marcel Kalz and Christian Grasmann from Maloja Pushbikers put down a blistering time of 55.9 seconds in the 1km Madison Time Trial, averaging over 41 mph, throwing Team PedalSure out of first place by just under one second.

Tennant was in praise of his PedalSure teammate Iljo Keisse saying, “He’s got great credentials and a fantastic rider who I’ve watched over the years, he was riding the Ghent Pro 6 Day when I was still under-23s, I’ve seen him at a few races and he is a great talent.”

Their consistency helped Team PedalSure leave Manchester top of the Championship with 97 points, 14 points clear of last year’s overall winners Maloja Pushbikers.

In the Women’s races, Emily Nelson won the Scratch Race lapping the whole field with an excellent ride. She managed to make her way back into the peloton with just one lap to go, leaving everyone behind her including the newly crowned European Scratch Race champion Laura Trott. Trott showed her dominance as always winning the Points Race and the Elimination Race fending off her two closet rivals, Katie Archibald and Emily Kay.


Iljo Keisse

The Longest Lap was won by Chris Latham of the team VCUK, despite a keen Adam Blythe of Orica GreenEDGE breathing down his neck.

The HOY Future Stars racing provided just as much action as the Elite competition. Rhys Briton has come a long way since his overall win in the competition last year. Now a Junior National Champion, he won all 3 of the boy’s events. Jess Roberts didn’t quite manage the feat of achievement in the girl’s races. She won two, but lost out in the Scratch Race to Maddie Gammons.



The series continues in London on 14th November before heading to the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow on 28th November with the final two rounds in Manchester in January 2016.

Full season dates and TV coverage*:

24th October – Manchester: 18:45 to 21:00 Eurosport 1 (19:45 to 22:00 CET)

14th November – London: 19:00 to 21:15 Eurosport 2 (20:00 to 22:15 CET)

28th November – Glasgow: 20:00 to 22:15 Eurosport 2 (21:00 to 23:15 CET)

2nd January – Manchester: 19:45 to 22:00 Eurosport 1 (20:45 to 23:00 CET)

23rd January – Manchester: 20:00 to 22:00 Eurosport 1 (21:00 to 23:00 CET)
*TV schedule correct at time of going to press. Any changes to scheduling will be confirmed on and

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