Manchester Velodrome Revolution Series

Revolution 33 | Round 1 – Season 9

Revolution 33 Round 1, 29th Oct 2011

Author: Chris Maher, Pictures courtesy of: Chris Maher | Photography

Setting out their stall in the opening event of Revolution Series 9, Sky Pro Cycling’s Alex Dowsett & Russell Downing, featured at the front of this combination elimination, come scratch race. Whittling down the field, by eliminating the last most 14 riders across the line, left only 10 contenders to ride the traditional 10 lap scratch style race. Sky, appear to be the bookies favourite, with an endless supply of talent.

It was announced that Ed Clancy & Geraint Thomas would ride Revolution 34.

Also billed to ride at Revolution 34, is World Road Race Champion, Mark Cavendish. Newly signed for Sky Pro Cycling’s 2012 program, Cavendish is retuning to the boards for the first time since 2008, where he was a regular trackie with multiple endurance titles.

Event 1   –    Devil/ Scratch Race

  1. Alex Dowsett        Sky Pro Cycling
  2. Sam Harrison        Rouleur
  3. Steven Burke        Team UK Youth

Event 2   –    DHL Future Girls Points Race

  1. Emily Kay           Cunga Bikes
  2. Megan Boyd          Maxgear Racing
  3. Ellie Coster        howies

Event 3   –    Revolution Sprint – Round 1

  1. David Daniell       10.881    beat Lewis Olivia
  2. Kian Emadi          11.104    beat Thierry Jollet
  3. Michael D’Almeida   11.099    beat Philip Hindes
  4. Craig MacLean       10.755    beat John Paul

Event 4   –    DHL Future Boys Scratch Race

  1. Jacob Scott         CHEP UK
  2. Zac May             howies
  3. Jake Ragan          Maxgear Racing

Event 5/ 14   –    Madison 1Km Time Trial

  1. howies              58.980    Leif Lampater & Jon Mould
  2. Rapha Condor Sharp  59.185    Sam Lowe &
  3. Sky Pro Cycling      59.816    Russell Downing & Alex Dowsett
  4. Team UK Youth       1.00.325  JL Williams & Dave McGowan
  5. Maxgear Racing      1.00.571  Adam Yates & Chris Latham
  6. CHEP UK             1.00.682  Mark Christian & Tom Moses
  7. Cunga Bikes         1.01.256  D O’Loughlin & Owain Doull
  8. Rouleur             1.02.546  Tom Murray & Jon Dibben

Event 6   –    DHL Future Girls 6 Lap Dash

  1. Emily Kay           Cunga Bikes
  2. Melissa Lowther     CHEP UK
  3. Megan Boyd          Maxgear Racing

Event 7   –    Revolution Sprint Semi Finals

  1. David Daniell 10.671    beats Craig MacLean
  2. Kian Emadi     11.041    beats Michael D’Almeida

Event 8   –    Points Race

  1. Russell Downing     Sky Pro Cycling
  2. Adam Duggleby       howies
  3. David O’Loughlin    Cunga Bikes

Event 9   –    DHL Future Boys 6 Lap Dash

  1. Oliver Wood         CHEP UK
  2. Adam Lewis          Cunga Bikes
  3. Chris Lawless       Maxgear Racing

Event 10  –    Revolution Sprint Losers 6 Lap Dash

John Paul won the losers race. Watching the race from the back of the pack, John Paul made his move in the final lap to overhaul them all with a time of 10.945.

Event 11  –    Australian Pursuit

  1. Jens Moris          Rapha Condor Sharp
  2. Steven Burke        Team UK Youth
  3. Alex Dowsett        Sky Pro Cycling
  4. Sam Harrison        Rouleur
  5. Alistair Slater     CHEP UK
  6. Simon Yates         Maxgear Racing
  7. Charles Predergast  Cunga Bikes
  8. Leif Lampater       howies

Event 12  –    Special Event

Setting off in February 2012, Around the World cyclist Sean Conway aims to beat current record holder Vince Cox… In this publicity race at the Revolution, it was Cox that won the 2Km race averaging over 25mph. Don’t think that speed will be replicated on the road somehow!

Event 13  –    Revolution Sprint – Final

David Daniell beat Michael D’Almeida to claim the title on the night in a time of 10.708.

Event 15  –    DHL Future Girls Scratch Race

  1. Emily Kay           Cunga Bikes
  2. Ellie Coster        howies
  3. Megan Boyd          Maxgear Racing

Event 16  –    Revolution Sprint Keirin

Craig MacLean won the 8 lap Revolution Sprint Keirin… Louis Oliver was second, with David Daniell third.

Event 17  –    DHL Future Boys Points Race

  1. Ryan Whatmough      Sky Pro Cycling
  2. Jake Ragan          Maxgear Racing
  3. Matthew Cross       howies

Event 18  –    Elite Scratch Race

  1. Sam Harrison        Rouleur
  2. Steven Burke        Team UK Youth
  3. Tom Murray          Rouleur

Event 19  –    Presentation Awards Ceremony

Team Rouleur head the championship after the first round. Last years DHL Future Star Emily Kay (Cunga Bikes), continued to prove she is the one to beat and leads the Girls after this first round. Oliver Wood (CHEP UK) leads the Boys competition.

 

Event 20  –    Team Sprint GB Vs France

  1. France won the Team Sprint Event over GB with a time of 31.949 against 31.971… It was a close finish for Jollet & D’Almeida that was difficult to call from the ringside.

The Season 9 Championship standings after Round 1

1.  Rouleur                      8    ↔    204 Points

2.  Team UK Youth                7    ↔    190

3.  Sky Pro Cycling              6    ↔    165

4.  CHEP UK                      5    ↔    160

5.  howies                       4    ↔    159

6.  Cunga Bikes                  3    ↔    158

7.  Maxgear Racing               2    ↔    154

8.  Rapha Condor Sharp           1    ↔    132

DHL Future Stars

Boys

1.  Oliver Wood        CHEP UK            50 points

2.  Adam Lewis         Cunga Bikes        43

3.  Ryan Whatmough     Sky Pro Cycling

Girls

1.  Emily Kay          Cunga Bikes        90 points

2.  Megan Boyd         Maxgear Racing     71

3.  Ellie Coster       howies             70

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