Revolution Series - Derby
Last Saturday we ventured all the way to Derby (wherever that is!) for the Revolution Series. We love Revolution and have been to quite a few at Lee Valley Velodrome so it was nice to witness it in new surroundings. Derby Velodrome is a newly built track with 250 Metres of fresh indoor goodness. With not as many seats as Lee Valley it was a more intimate setting for such high speed racing.
We were lucky enough to see some of our favourite cyclists riding the boards. With an all star line up including - Mark Cavendish, Ed Clancy, Laura Trott, Katie Archibald, Kenny De Ketele and Francois Pervis to name but a few. We were sad that our favourite German - Robert ('Quadzilla') Fostermann wasn't racing and we missed out on Bradley Wiggins as he raced on the Sunday. Still it had all the thrills of track cycling two girls could ask for.
With UCI points up for grabs Revolution makes for some edge of your seat viewing, especially as Rio approaches. Laura Trott won the elimination, with just 200 Metres to go she flew passed Jolien D'Hoore and the crowd went wild. Cavendish finished 11th in the scratch race, with De Ketele winning and Clancy taking 4th. We were pretty chuffed with seeing Shanaze Reade making a return to the track after concentrating on BMX since 2008. Saturday's racing was everything we love about track.
It was a shame we couldn't make it to the Sunday racing as Wiggins and Cavendish won the Madison in what sounds like an exciting race, as if watching Madison wasn't exciting enough anyway.
Round 2 of Revolution is at Manchester Velodrome on October 24th and we can not wait!