Track stars head to Manchester Revolution meet
Bradley Wiggins, Elia Viviani, Laura Trott and Katie Archibald are set to form part of a strong line-up for the second meet in the Revolution Series at the Manchester velodrome on Saturday.
Those four riders all enjoyed success at the European Track Championships last week, with Wiggins triumphing with Great Britain in the team pursuit and Viviani defending his Omnium title, while Trott and Archibald won the team pursuit together before going on to claim individual golds – Trott in the scratch race and Omnium, Archibald in the individual pursuit.
Owain Doull won gold alongside Wiggins that day and the pair will team up once again in Manchester as part of Team Wiggins. Iljo Keisse, Ian Stannard, and Adam Blythe are also down to ride, while Viviani will come up against a key adversary in reigning Olympic Omnium champion Lasse Norman Hansen, who he got the better of at the Euros. However, the Omnium is not on the event’s schedule this time.
“I raced Revolution for the first time at the beginning of the year so know how high the quality of the racing will be, especially with riders like Wiggins and Doull in the line-up,” said Viviani in a statement from Team Sky.
“I’ve got some good form following the Euros and Omnium victory so I’m hoping to get Team Sky off to a good start in the Elite Championship.”
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