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Revolution Champions League 2017 | Round 1 London

Revolution Series 15, 63 London’s Lee Valley Velodrome… Ella Barnwell & Elena Smith
Revolution Series 15 2017-2018 - Revolution 63 London 25 Nov 2017

Words & Images by Chris Maher – Cyclepix

The Revolution Series returned for it’s 15th season with a three round event starting at the Lee Valley Velodrome in London before heading across the border to the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow and finishing finally at the Home of Cycling in Manchester at the HSBC British Cycling National Cycling Centre.

Revolution Series 15, 63 London’s Lee Valley Velodrome… Dani Rowe

A star studded first round saw the likes of Ben Swift (UAE) and Dani Rowe (WM3) return to the track whilst Revolution favourites Christian Grassmann (Maloja Pushbikers) and former road champion Amalie Dideriksen (Boels Dolmans) continued their Winter Programme before starting all again in the New Year.

Revolution Series 15, 63 London’s Lee Valley Velodrome… Ben Swift & Adam Blythe

Back on the track for the first time in a couple of years another world champion Lizzie Deignan (Boels Dolmans) whilst Aussie duo Cameron Meyer and Callum Scotston continue their good form after a good season of 6Day events in Europe.

Revolution Series 15, 63 London’s Lee Valley Velodrome… Cameron Meyer

There were plenty of home grown trackies back for more revolutions on the boards at Lee Valley and Olympic Champion Katie Archibald (Team WNT) and Ed Clancy MBE (JTL Condor) were back to show their craft over a 2 session event beginning a one o’clock in the afternoon before concluding to a packed audience in the evening.

Revolution Series 15, 63 London’s Lee Valley Velodrome… Katie Archibald & Amalie Dideriksen

There was no stopping Katie Archibald in the Women’s Elite events winning 4 out of 5 races starting with the Points Race. A slight hiccup in the Elimination Race that Dideriksen won, Team WNT were the one’s to beat leading the standings ahead of Boels Dolmans.

Boels Dolmans Amelia Dideriksen track season so far said “I continued straight after the road and did the first two World Cups (Tissott UCI TWC) and podiumed in them both, so I was really pleased with that. I had some time off and took a vacation. Now I’m here and start training again.” Amalie went on to say “I won’t be doing any more World Cups but I plan on doing the World Championships.

The level is getting higher, it’s tough competition – but it’s fun.

I’m back on the road after the World Championships but I don’t know which races I will be doing yet or have a final plan – but I think it will be nice.”

 

A strong performance by former Future Star Ellie Russell (NCC Group-Kuota – Torelli) in the Elimination Scratch Race in her first Elite season showed promise as she continues her cycling career finishing 2nd ahead of Rachel Barbieri (Team Rowe & King) and Elinor Barker (Matrix Fitness).

Revolution 63 | London LVV Round 1 2017/18 featuring Team Jadan – Weldtite p/b Vive le Velo Anna Docherty

Another former Future Star progressing into the Elite Racing this season was Anna Docherty (Team Jadan-Weldtite) taking the race to the big names. Not wanting to contest a bunch sprint Docherty set off in the final half-dozen laps of the Scratch Race as the rest of the riders watched each other and gained a half lap. But it wasn’t to be on this occasion getting swallowed up with a lap remaining.

Team Jadan – Weldtite p/b Vive le Velo’s Anna Docherty spent the last 3 seasons in the Future Star Championship said “It’s been a big step up but it’s really good and it’s been really fast, but I enjoy it”.

 

The Revolution Madison Time Trial is a target for many an Elite rider and the Women had their chance to set the quickest time in London. Archibald and team mate Hayley Jones were the quickest with a 1.01.30 a second ahead of their nearest rivals Team Pedalsure.

Revolution Series 15, 63 London’s Lee Valley Velodrome… Ed Clancy & Jon Mould Madison TT

It was return of the dynamic duo Clancy and (Jon) Mould to set the quickest time for JLT Condor in the Elite Madison Time Trial. No one was able to match their dominating performance of recent years setting a 54.710 ahead of 100%ME at 55.824.

Making their debut on the Revolution Stage, Cycle Team OnForm, NCC Group-Kuota-Torelli and Storey Racing were testing their legs on the track after a successful domestic season on the road. Joining them too were Boompods EDCO Continental Velo8 and Inspired to bring a total of twelve Women’s Teams mirroring the growth of Women’s Elite Cycle Racing on the road in 2017.

Consistency proved the winning formula in the Elite events with Inspired’s Ethan Hayter winning the Elimination Scratch Race and team mate Fred Wright scoring high too, leaving last years winners JLT Condor 5 points behind after round 1.

Ella Barnwell & James Codd have set their stalls out in the Future Star Championships going into round 2 in Glasgow next weekend where the racing resumes before a break for Christmas. Once the New Year is out of the way the final comes quickly on January 6th in Manchester.

Elite Women’s Points Race

1 Katie Archibald
2 Amalie Dideriksen
3 Dani Rowe

Revolution 63 | London LVV Round 1 2017/18 featuring Team Jadan – Weldtite p/b Vive le Velo

Future Star Girls Madison

1 Boels Dolmans
2 Inspired
3 Cycle TeamOnForm

Elite Men Points Race

1 Matt Gibson
2 Cameron Meyer
3 Ethan Hayter

Future Star Boys Madison

1 JLT Condor
2 World All Stars
3 Maloja Pushbikers

Revolution 63 | London LVV Round 1 2017/18 featuring Team Jadan – Weldtite p/b Vive le Velo Amy Monkhouse

Future Star Girls Elimination Race

1 Ella Barnwell
2 Elynor Backstedt
3 Sophie Lewis

Elite Women’s Madison Time Trial

1 Team WNT 1.01.30
2 Team Pedalsure 1.02.708
3 Matrix Fitness 1.02.838

Future Star Boys Elimination Race

1 Owain Roberts
2 Lewis Askey
3 Sam Watson

Elite Men’s Elimination Scratch Race

1 Ethan Hayter
2 Matt Gibson
3 Ed Clancy

Future Star Girls 6 Lap Dash

1 Sophie Lewis
2 Ella Barnwell
3 Emma Finucane

Elite Women’s Scratch Race

1 Katie Archibald
2 Amalie Dideriksen
3 Elinor Barker

Future Star Boys Points Race

1 Oscar Nilsson- Julien
2 Alfie George
3 James Codd

Elite Men’s Madison Time Trial

1 JLT Condor 54.710
2 Team 100%ME 55.824
3 Team Wiggins 56.419

Future Star Girls Scratch Race

1 Ella Barnwell
2 Emma Finucane
3 Lucy Naylor

Future Boys 6 Lap Dash

1 Alfie George
2 James Codd
3 James Bunting

Revolution Series 15, 63 London’s Lee Valley Velodrome… Amalie Dideriksen, Elli Russell & Rachele Barberi

Elite Women’s Elimination Scratch Race

1 Amalie Dideriksen
2 Ellie Russell
3 Rachele Barbieri

Future Star Girls Points Race

1 Zoe Backstedt
2 Sophie Lewis
3 Ella Barnwell

Elite Men’s Team Elimination Race

1 Team Pedalsure
2 Inspired
3 Team Wiggins

Elite Women’s Team Elimination Race

1 Team WNT
2 Team Pedalsure
3 Team Breeze

Revolution Series 15, 63 London’s Lee Valley Velodrome… Leo Hayter Future Star Scratch Race

Future Boys Scratch Race

1 Leo Hayter
2 James Bunting
3 James Codd

Revolution Series 15, 63 London’s Lee Valley Velodrome… Wim Stroetinga Scratch Race

Elite Men’s Scratch Race

1 Wim Stroetinga
2 Chris Latham
3 Jon Mould

 

Revolution Series 15, 63 London’s Lee Valley Velodrome… Anna Henderson
Elite Women’s Championship Standings

1 Team WNT 112

2 Boels Dolmans 87

3 Team Pedalsure 72

4 Team Rowe and King 72

5 Matrix Fitness 68

6 Team Breeze 57

7 Storey Racing 39

8 NCC Group-Kuota-Torelli 35

9 Inspired 26

10 Cycle Team OnForm 18

11 Jadan-Weldtite p/b Vive le Velo 15

12 Boompods EDCO Velo8 9

Revolution Series 15, 63 London’s Lee Valley Velodrome… Elynor Backstedt
Future Star Girls Championship Standings

1 Ella Barnwell 110

2 Sophie Lewis 92

3 Elena Smith 90

4 Elynor Backstedt 88

5 Dani Parker 80

6 Emma Finucane 78

7 Josie Griffin 74

8 Zoe Ta Perez 71

9 Zoe Backstedt 62

10 Lucy Naylor 62

11 Kate Wooton 60

12 Imogen Chastell 60

 

Elite Championship Standing

1 Inspired 86

2 JLT Condor 81

3 Team Pedalsure 75

4 Team Wiggins 73

5 Team HMT 71

6 Team 100% Me 58

7 Maloja Pushbikers 41

8 World All Stars 34

9 Star Track Racing 32

10 Revolution All Stars 29

11 Scotland 19

12 Ireland 10

 

Future Star Boys Championship Standings

1 James Codd 118

2 Alfie George 111

3 Owain Roberts 110

4 Lewis Askey 107

5 Leo Hayter 101

6 James Bunting 99

7 Oscar Nilsson-Julien 96

8 Dylan Westley 94

9 Sam Watson 81

10 Finley Newmark 77

11 Josh Greenwood 77

12 Max Rushby 76

Revolution Series 15, 63 London’s Lee Valley Velodrome… Gregory Bauge & Michael Dalmeida
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Revolution Series 15, 63 London’s Lee Valley Velodrome… Rachele Barbieri
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