Cavendish to compete on track in Revolution

Wed, 09 Nov 11:27:00 2011

World road race champion and Tour de France green jersey winner Mark Cavendish will make a rare appearance on the track as he takes part in Revolution at Manchester's National Cycling Centre.

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Next Saturday's appearance will be Cavendish's first competitive outing in the Velodrome since 2008 and also the first time the World road race champion has graced the Manchester boards.

"Mark raced Revolution regularly in the early years so it is fantastic to welcome him back as the World Road Race champion," Face Partnership's James Pope said.

"After such a fantastic year on the road, the Revolution crowd are going to provide a hero's welcome to Cav, so it will be a special evening."

Cavendish will have his work cut out in the racing with numerous track champions also confirmed to race.

Team Sky are set to field Olympic champion Geraint Thomas, along with Pete Kennaugh and Alex Dowsett, who put on a spectacular race performance at the opening Revolution on October 29.

Rapha Condor Sharp will feature Olympic champion Ed Clancy and European champion Andy Tennant, while UK Youth's Steven Burke will be joined by former Paris-Roubaix winner Magnus Backstedt.

Guest international riders include Franco Marvulli and Iljo Keisse, who has come off the back of winning the Amsterdam and Grenoble six-day races.

Eurosport

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