Round 1: 14/15/16 August – Derby
Saturday 14th March 2015, Afternoon Session 13.00 – 16.30, Evening Session 19.00 – 22.30.
The Revolution Elite Championship and HOY Future Stars will begin at round 2 in Manchester on 24th October following the Special Opening Event at the Derby Arena on 14-16 August.
The Derby event is a special ‘Olympic Qualification’ event which has been developed in conjunction with Team GB to provide an opportunity to score some crucial UCI qualification points before the 15th September 2015 cut-off date.
The Stars are coming out to play in the three day, four session event. Big guns from the road return to the track in a statement of intent, on the path to Rio 2016. None bigger than former Tour de France Winner, Sir Bradley Wiggins.
The Manx Missile, Mark Cavendish who recently road the track in Europe returns in the hope of a chance of Olympic glory, riding the Madison with Sir Brad, whilst regular Trackies Ed Clancy, Owain Doull and Mark Christian will want to stamp their authority on the event.
The competition in all disciplines are once more attracting huge European athletes. Tim Veldt, Kenny de Ketele, Aaron Gate, Francois Pervis, Hugo Haak but to name a few, with the Women’s Events attracting Jolien D’Hoore, Pascale Jeuland, Laurie Berthon and Sandie Clair.
Leading British Endurance Women include the darling of the track and the biggest crowd pleaser Laura Trott, with Katie Archibald, Joanna Rowsell Shand, Elinor Barker and Grace Garner. Competing for the Sprint glory will be Rebecca James, Jessica Varnish and Danielle Khan, whilst Shanaze Reade returns to put on a show.
FRIDAY EVENING SESSION:
Doors open at 18:00. Racing from 19:00 to 22:30.
Stars were falling in more ways than one in the opening session of Revolution 52 in Derby. World Champion Sprinter Francois Pervis tumbled in a collision with Matt Rotherham late-on into the evening as the Revolution Longest Lap came to its conclusion.
Pervis had also been beating by fellow countryman Quentin Lefargue in the kilometer time trial, but surprise of the evening was Callum Skinner going one place better to top the leader board with a 1:01.135.
Crowd favorite Laura Trott road into third position in the opening race of the evening, the 3000m individual pursuit. Riding against a super strong Ciara Horne who’s shown consistant form over the Summer months on the road, pipped former National Champion Joanna Rowsell Shand in this qualifying session.
The pair locked horns again in the final play-off, but this time, Rowsell-Shand had the upper hand on Horne, producing another 03:37.
Another upset in the Women’s 500m Time Trial for the Sprinters, saw Katy Marchant taking the podium from Jess Varnish by a whisker. Youngster Danielle Khan claimed third with France’s Sandie Clair fourth.
The biggest attraction on the evening was of course, Sir Bradley Wiggin’s return to the Track. Riding in the four-man Team Pursuit, brought the crowd alive as the laps began counting down. Setting a qualifying time in first position, Great Britain was just shy of a sub four minute ride with a 04:00.324 going into the final with Youth Team 100% ME.
Substituting Jon Dibben for Ed Clancy in the podium play-off, saw the only sub four performance of the night with a 03:54.974. The Netherlands went on to beat Austria for the final placings.
Event 1 Individual Pursuit – Qualifying Women
- Ciara Horne GB 03.37.278
- Joanna Rowsell Shand GB 03.37.438
- Laura Trott GB 03.39.586
- Emily Kay GB 03.42.202
- Leire Olaberria Esp 03.43.916
- Emily Nelson GB 03.46.938
- Katie Archibald GB 03.48.178
- Lydia Gurley Irl 03.48.496
Event 2 Team Pursuit – Qualifying Men
- Great Britain Gbr 04.00.324
- 100% ME Gbr 04.04.568
- Netherlands Ned 04.06.251
- Austria Aut 04.26.297
Event 3 500m Time Trial Women
- Katy Marchant GB 00.34.117
- Jessica Varnish GB 00.34.292
- Danielle Khan GB 00.34.961
- Sandie Clair Fra 00.35.262
- Yesna Rijhoff Ned 00.35.757
- Laurine Van Riessen Ned 00.36.006
- Shanaze Reade GB 00.36.472
- Ellie Coster GB 00.36.651
Event 4 Individual Pursuit – Finals Women
Joanna Rowsell Shand beat Ciara Horne in the final play-off. Laura Trott beat Emily Kay for the third place.
Event 5 1km Time Trial Men
- Callum Skinner GB 01.01.135
- Quentin Lafague Fra 01.01.878
- Francois Pervis Fra 01.02.336
- Lewis Oliva GB 01.02.749
- Matthew Rotherham GB 01.02.810
- Matthew Crampton GB 01.03.786
- Hugo Haak Ned 01.03.794
- Jose Moreno Sanchez Esp 01.04.935
Event 6 Young Riders Scratch Race Mixed
The Youth Scratch race ran over two rounds with Brad Dransfield (Kirkless CA)winning both races. Thamana Nel, Tom Humphrey and Ellie Russell finished both races in the same positions. In the first round, many of the field were lapped as they settled into a high pace of the twenty lap race, but managed to stay together for round two.
Event 7 Team Pursuit – Finals Men
Great Britain beat 100% ME in the Men’s Team Pursuit final. The Netherlands beat Austria for third place.
Event 8 Revolution Longest Lap – Sprinters Men
Great Britain’s Lewis Oliva won the Revolution Longest lap sprint to the line, beating fellow countryman Callum Skinner. The Netherlands Hugo Haak came home third with France’s Quentin Lefarague fourth.
Event 10 Scratch Race Women
Katie Archibald (GB)gained a lap halfway through the Women’s Scratch Race to claim the podium finishing safely in the bunch. Although several attacks were made to escape the peleton, it was Laura Trott that took the final bunch sprint.