INTERNATIONAL TEAMS CONFIRMED FOR GALVEZ MEMORIAL MADISON
The Madison returns to Revolution as part of the season finale on February 23 with international teams now confirmed to challenge the strong British field.
Belgium will be testing their in form pairing of Iljo Keisse and Kenny De Ketele with Holland sending European Madison Champions Peter Schep and Jens Mouris.
With the final Revolution falling after the Copenhagen World Cup it will provide the last chance for riders to test their form in advance of the World Championships and provide a crucial final opportunity to race on the Manchester track.
“The British team are using Revolution as a crucial test event ahead of the Worlds,” commented Technical Director Gordon Harling. “But it is not just the Brits as the French are sending a strong sprint squad and we will have the strongest pairings from Belgium and Holland in the Madison.”
The teams from Holland and Belgium will have their work cut out against powerful British pairings including Geraint Thomas and Rob Hayles and Peter Kennaugh and Jonny Bellis. Both these teams will have raced in the Madison at the Copenhagen World Cup so will be in top form for the competition at Revolution.
The feature Madison will be once again held in memorial of Isaac Galvez (pictured) who tragically died at the Ghent six in 2006 a week before he was scheduled to race at the Revolution event.
Tickets and information for Revolution on February 23 can be found on www.cyclingrevolution.com or by calling 0845 686 0105 or 0161 223 2244.
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