Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Revolution Track Meeting #40 – Glasgow

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To close off it’s tenth season, the Revolution Track Meeting Series made it’s first visit to the fantastic Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow tonight, and a full house of over 4,000 spectators witnessed the strong Rapha Condor JLT team take the win on the night to clinch the overall series title.

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It’s a full house in the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome. Photo©Martin Williamson

Undoubted star of the show, and not for the first time, was the big friendly South Yorkshireman Ed Clancy (Rapha Condor JLT).

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Ed Clancy looks relaxed before the start. Photo©Martin Williamson
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Ed Clancy has won at least one event in every Revolution meeting. Photo©Martin Williamson

Clancy led his team to victory by scoring personal wins in the Flying Lap and Points Race, the Madison Time Trial with teammate James McCallum, and taking a fourth place in the Scratch Race which saw Team Rouleur’s two new World Champion recruits, Steven Burke and Andy Tennant take the first two places.

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Young Garmin Pro Ray Creder took a break from preparing for the spring classics to race in Glasgow on the track. Photo©Martin Williamson
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World Champion Andy Tennant appears a little apprehensive, but rode strongly. Photo©Martin Williamson
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World and Olympic Champion Steven Burke. Photo©Martin Williamson
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Sprinter-turned-endurance rider, Scotsman Ross Edgar. Photo©Martin Williamson

It was German outfit Rudy Project RT with Nico Hesslich and experienced Six Day rider Christian Grasmann who pushed the Rapha outfit all the way, with only 16 points separating the two squads before this final meeting in the series.

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James McCallum enjoyed his Madison TT win with Ed Clancy. Photo©Martin Williamson
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Experienced Six Day rider Christian Grasmann pushed Rapha all the way. Photo©Martin Williamson

However reigning Olympic and World Team Pursuit champion Clancy’s four sterling rides tonight (he only just made it into the points in the Elimination Race by finishing 12th), together with McCallum’s third place in the Elimination and superb teamwork in the Scratch Race, was enough to take the title.

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McCallum rode a clever Scratch Race, to drop back and help Clancy regain contact with the front of the race. Photo©Martin Williamson
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Paralympic athlete Jody Cundy is very strong. Photo©Martin Williamson
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Guesting for Raleigh GAC, young Scottish rider Finlay Young was one of the riders to take a tumble on the night. Photo©Martin Williamson
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Sam Boast and Oliver Wood prepare for their Madison TT effort. Photo©Martin Williamson

American powerhouse Matthew Baranoski overcame the challenge of ex-Junior World Champion John Paul (Scotland) in the Sprinters Omnium event, in a popular contest which saw Scottish evergreen legend Craig Maclean and ex-multi World Champion Teun Mulder (Holland) taking the racing to the youngsters.

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Matthew Baranoski proved to be the sprinter on form at the moment. Photo©Martin Williamson
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Young Scotsman John Paul has already been a World Champion, and has a very bright future. Photo©Martin Williamson
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Ex-World Champion and Olympic Medallist, Scotland’s Craig Maclean. Photo©Martin Williamson
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Multi-World Champion Teun Mulder of Holland. Photo©Martin Williamson
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Bruce Croal (Scotland) was a late draft into the squad, and performed well. Photo©Martin Williamson
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The American sprinter Kevin Mansker is clearly a unique character. Photo©Martin Williamson
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Up and coming sprinter Lewis Oliva. Photo©Martin Williamson
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Craig Maclean’s famous starting effort. Photo©Martin Williamson

In the DHL Future Stars, Emily Haycox (Howies) overhauled Jessica Roberts (Raleigh GAC) in dramatic fashion in the final race of the season, the Scratch Race, and took the title by seven points. Emily Nelson (Team IG Sigma Sport) was third overall.

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Emily Haycox (Howies) took the Girls’ Future Stars contest. Photo©Martin Williamson

Levi Moody (Sportscover), who led the way ahead of the final round in the Boy’s competition, held on for overall victory. Thomas Rotherham (Maxgear Racing) was second and Tristan Robbins (Howies) was third.

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Levi Moody (Sportscover) was the best of the Boys Future Stars. Photo©Martin Williamson
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Together with Teun Mulder, the Americans narrowly beat Scotland in the final event of the night, the Team Sprint. Photo©Martin Williamson
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Craig Maclean leads Scottish teammates John Paul and Bruce Croal in the Team Sprint. Photo©Martin Williamson

Results - Revolution Series 10

Sprint - Qualification Time Trial

1 132 PAUL John Scotland 10.426
2 137 BARANOSKI Matthew United States 10.535
3 136 MANSKER Kevin United States 10.610
4 135 MULDER Teun Netherlands 10.619
5 134 ROTHERHAM Matt Great Britain 10.694
6 130 MACLEAN Craig Scotland 10.707
7 133 OLIVA Louis Great Britain 10.898
8 131 CROALL Bruce Scotland 10.967

DHL Future Stars Points Race

1 37 ROTHERHAM Thomas Maxgear Racing 10 – 30
2 96 ROBBINS Tristan Howies 5 – 25
3 17 MOODY Levi Sportscover 5 – 23
4 107 GIBSON Matt WD40 5 – 22
5 66 EVANS Joe Rudy Project RT 5 – 21
6 86 TANFIELD Charlie Rouleur 5 – 20
7 116 ESCRITT Jack FACE Partnership 3 – 19
8 6 SHAW James Sky Procycling 2 – 18
9 56 TRUMAN Joe Rapha Condor JLT 2 – 17
10 67 KELLY Jake Rudy Project RT 1 – 16
11 16 GLEDHILL Leon Sportscover 1 – 15
12 77 CULLAIGH Gabriel NetApp Endura 0 – 14
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