British WorldTour team publishes list of riders from which they will select their roster for the Revolution Champions League track series, starting in November
The seven riders are no stranger to riding in the Revolution series, having taken part in previous editions.
The British WorldTour team is among seven top-flight road squads taking part in the new track series, which kicks off in Paris over November 18-19. Subsequent rounds take place in Manchester and London.
“We’re excited to be a part of the new Revolution Champions League format and have a good squad of riders to take part,” said Rod Ellingworth, Team Sky’s head of performance operations.
“They have all ridden the Revolution events before so know what to expect but the introduction of the new WorldTour teams adds a different dimension. It will be interesting to see what happens and I’m sure it will be exciting for the fans.”
James Pope of Revolution organiser FACE Partnership said: “Team Sky are definitely bringing the big guns to the Champions League and should be one of the main contenders for the title. These guys are all incredible road riders but let’s not forget that there is also some serious track ability and experience in the squad.
“Thomas and Kennaugh are former Olympic team pursuit champions, Kiryienka is a former points race world champion and of course they have the current Omnium Olympic champion – Elia Viviani.”
The Revolution Champions League runs in parallel with the Revolution UK Championship. In addition to Team Sky, WorldTour squads Trek-Segafredo, Orica-BikeExchange, Cannondale-Drapac, Giant-Alpecin, Lampre-Merida and LottoNL-Jumbo will be taking part.
Revolution Champions League
Round 1: Paris, Vélodrome National | 18 November
Round 2: Paris, Vélodrome National | 19 November
Round 3: Manchester, National Cycling Centre | 25 November
Round 4: Manchester, National Cycling Centre | 26 November
Round 5: London, Lee Valley VeloPark | 2 December
Round 6: London, Lee Valley VeloPark | 3 December
Revolution UK Championship
Round 1: Manchester, National Cycling Centre | 17 September
Round 2: Glasgow, Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome | 8 October
Round 3: Manchester, National Cycling Centre | 22 October