Revolution UK Championship 2016 Round 1 | 17 Sept – Manchester - Revolution 58
A new season for the Revolution Series brings about a new UK Championships League with the best of the UK Teams vying for a place in the Revolution Championship 2016. Season fourteen here in the UK sees the Revolution Series move to an annual event, 2016, 2017, 2018 and so on. There are three rounds lined up for 2016, Manchester 17 Sept, Glasgow 08 Oct and Manchester 22 Oct. Ten Teams are challenging here for the UK Championship Title.
The aim is to run rounds in Europe from 2017 and in Asia further in the future, bringing the winning teams into the Championship League to fight for the top prize and overall winner.
This season sees three final rounds in Paris 18-19 November, Manchester 25-26 November and the finals in London on December 02-03.
Alongside the Championships this year are the Elite Women’s Team Championships with eight teams competing against each other. This is a more structured event than of late with domestic teams and mixed international teams competing.
As traditional with the Revolution, the youngsters compete in their own Championships and we continue with the Future Star competition for both boys and girls with HOY Bikes Future Stars through the season.
Dynamic Duo Ed Clancy and Jon Mould for JLT Condor p/b Mavic claim the round one victory in Manchester in the opening round of the Revolution UK Championship 2016.
The pair worked well together winning the Flying Lap, Team Elimination and the Revolution Madison Time Trial. They were the only pair to post a sub 55s TT and lead the Championship by a slender seven point at 122.
Team Wiggins Owain Doull and Sam Harrison took both the Elimination Scratch Race and the Points Race, Doull, Mould and Andrew Tennant gained a lap over field in a tough and exciting race. Tennant ended up on the cote d’azure after a coming together mid race that neutralized the race for a couple of laps.
Bobby Lea won the final Scratch Race for Maloja Pushbikers keeping them in fourth place with 86p behind third placed Team Pedalsure with 108p.
VOX Women’s Cycling Team fend off stiff competition from our regular domestic teams to lead the Elite Women’s Championship going into round two. VOX Women will field a variety of international stars over the coming rounds to bring a continental flavor to the racing, this round had Amalie Dideriksen [Boels Dolmans Pro Cycling Team] Danish National Road Champion, Rachele Barbieri [Cylance Pro Cycling] Former Junior Pursuit Champion and Amber Joseph [Junior British Track & Road].
Amalie Dideriksen won the Points Race, gaining a lap on the field along with Elinor Barker [Matrix Fitness] 2nd and Emily Kay [Team GB] 3rd with six others lapping too. She also came second in the Scratch Race and the Elimination/ Scratch Race taking the total points to 102 six ahead of Podium Ambition p/b Club La Santa on 96.
Dani Khan [Team GB] won two events, the Flying Lap and the Elimination/ Scratch Race with Neah Evans [Podium Ambition] winning the Scratch Race. Both girls were in the Sprint Academy earlier in the year and are proving a power to be reckoned with switching to endurance track events going forward. Neah was showing the colours of her new signing having ridden under the Scottish National Team colours prior to the event.
New teams to the Women’s Elite Championship this year include Team Footon Velosport and Planet X BOGO. Returning to boards again this year Junior Development Team Jadan Weldtite and Team Breeze.
The HOY Bikes Future Star Championship got off to a good start for Jim Brown [Maloja Pushbikers] leading the way by twenty-points winning all three events. Ellie Russell [Revolution Allstars] won both the Scratch Race and the Six-Lap Dash to lead the way in the girls events with twelve-point lead on Anna Docherty [Team Pedalsure] who won the Points Race.
Mixed amongst the main championship events were the Sprinters Omnium Style races with local lads Matt & Tom Rotherham clinching the wins between them.
Matt won the first Keirin and the final handicap standing start two-lap Sprint. Tom won the second Keirin, the Elimination Race and the Six-Lap Dash.
Round 2 of the Revolution UK Championship will be in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome on October 8th.
Elite Championship Standings after round 1
|1||JLT Condor p/b Mavic||122|
|4||Maloja Pushbikers RT||86|
|6||Revolution All Stars||56|
|7||Team Raleigh GAC||50|
|8||Scotland Burness Paull||42|
Elite Women’s Championship Standings after round 1
|2||Podium Ambition pb Club La Santa||POD||96|
|5||Matrix Fitness RT||MTX||60|
|6||Team Footon Velosport||TFV||54|
|7||Team Jaden Weldtite||TJW||42|
|8||Planet X BOGO||PLX||38|
Hoy Future Star’s Boys Standings after round 1
Hoy Future Star’s Girls Standings after round 1