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Revolution 47 | Season 12 – Round 2 Preview


Dominant Force... Can Laura Trott continue her Revolution success?
Dominant Force… Can Laura Trott continue her Revolution success?


Revolution Season 12 – Round 2


Author: Chris Maher, Photography: Chris Maher | Photography


Round One     London           24/25th October 2014

Round Two    Manchester    22nd November 2014

Round Three   Manchester      03rd January 2015

Round Four     Glasgow          31st January 2015

Round Five     London           27/28th February 2015

Round Six       Manchester      14th March 2015


Revolution 47 Preview


Returning to the home of Track Cycling, Revolution 47 is already a sell-out (Standard Seating) event for the round two evening session, in Manchester’s National Cycling Centre.


Sky’s Peter Kennaugh returns to the boards after a successful season on the road. Showing his dominance around the boards last season, Will Kennaugh, light-up the afterburners and lap the field over, and over again?  Joining him will be Team-Mate Lowe Rowe, and together will hope to edge closer to the top of the Championship Leader Board, where Maloja Pushbikers RT have a fifteen point advantage.


Confirmed for Revolution 47 is crowd favourite Laura Trott. She’s the dominant force in Women’s Track Cycling here in Great Britain. Trott has won all her events in the last three rounds of the Revolution. Can she continue her success back in Manchester?


Pitching her Track Cycling pedigree, Italy’s Giorgia Bronzini will be Trott’s main continental rival. It’s going to be a good indicator for Round Two of the Track World Cup that takes place in London early in December. Bronzini has been riding well in the Belgium Open Saturday recently, winning the Scratch Race.


Joanna Rowsell is back in the mix at Revolution 47. You can see a feature in the Revolution 47 Programme. She commentated at Revolution 44 and 45 (there should be a picture by yours truly) along side regular presenter Sian Welby. Hoping to take the glory from Trott, Rowsell will be joined by Elinor Barker, Amy Roberts and Katie Archibald in the UCI ranked Women’s Endurance events.


Back On-Track... Joanna Rowsell rides Revolution 47
Back On-Track… Joanna Rowsell rides Revolution 47


Sprinting plays a big part in the Revolution Event Experience. This time it’s the big Frenchman Francois Pervis who dominated at his last visit, back at Revolution 45. Home grown talent, Callum Skinner & Philip Hindes will hope to out-smart Pervis in the Elite Sprint Competition.


Standings after round 1, Revolution 46…

Hoy Future Boy Champion


  1.      Rhys Britton                 USN  80
  2.      Fred Wright                  TAL  75
  3.      Jamie Ridehalgh              TPP  62
  4.      Reece Wood                   TIG  61
  5.      Matthew Walls                TIG  59
  6.      Mitchell Powell              OGE  54
  7.      Grant Martin                 TSC  53
  8.      Matthew Draper               TPP  51
  9.      Sebastian Dickens            MAL  48
  10.     William Roberts              USN  48


Hoy Future Girl Champion


  1.      Eleanor Dickinson            NFT  80
  2.      Jessica Roberts              USN  74
  3.      Rebecca Raybould             RCJ  64
  4.      Sophie Capewell              MAL  60
  5.      Elizabeth Bennett            USN  57
  6.      Rhona Callandar              TSC  52
  7.      Rosa Martin                  RIG  48
  8.      Henrietta Colbourne          NFT  47
  9.      Sophie Williams              OGE  44
  10.      Eve Jefferies                RCJ  43


Championship Leader Board Result


  1.      Maloja Pushbikers RT         51
  2.      Telegraph All-stars          45
  3.      Team Ignir                   37
  4.      Team Sky                     36
  5.      Team Polypipe                33
  6.      Orica Greenedge              32
  7.      Team Scotland                31
  8.      Madison Genesis              29
  9.      Rapha Condor JLT             26
  10.      Rimar Racers                 26
  11.      NFTO                         26
  12.      Team USN                     17


The Revolution returns back to Freeview Television this series. The highlights will be shown the Saturday morning after the event on Channel 4. Then on 4OD catch-up on line.

Catch the latest highlights on Saturday 29th November at 7.00am. Presenting the one hour show will be Sian Welby, Becky Charlton & Matt Barbet…

The next round of Revolution will be race 48… in Manchester’s National Cycling Centre on January 03rd 2015.


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