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Revolution Track Race Series #2 - NE
Manchester Velodrome, January 24, 2004
Revolution 1 Results Results
The capacity crowd saw a quality field
Photo ©: Nick Rosenthal
Capacity crowd returns to Manchester
By Nick Rosenthal
The second of the four Revolution track meetings at Manchester Velodrome saw
a capacity crowd enjoying a lively evening's racing featuring many of Europe's
World pursuit champion Bradley Wiggins led the all-star line-up, wearing his
new Crédit Agricole strip for the first time. He was joined by fellow six-day
riders Jerome Neuville (France), Steven De Neef (Belgium) and Roland Garber
(Austria). Britain's other six-day men, Rob Hayles, Tony Gibb and Chris Newton,
were also competing.
Wiggins won the first race of the evening, an 8km derny-paced scratch race.
Chris Newton, a former world points race champion, duly won the evening's main
points race, whilst Wiggins beat Steven DeNeef in a derny-paced pursuit match.
The big surprise of the evening came when John Tamouridis, a member of the
visiting Greek track squad, scored an unexpected victory in the pursuit race.
On the sprinting side, Britain's Jamie Staff won the Keirin race, beating Barney
Storey by the narrowest of margins.
The next Revolution track meeting at the Manchester Velodrome will be held
on February 28th.
Images by Nick Rosenthal/www.fatnick.com
six-day rider Roland Garber shows how to make the most of his assets...
for publicity purposes! Fat Nick heartily recommends a visit to Roland's web
site to buy his excellent 2005 calendar.
Garber manages a big smile whilst warming up on the rollers...
but not as big a smile as Chris Newton, warming up alongside!
crowd get a cheery wave from Roland Garber at the start of a pursuit race.
big happy smile from Roland Garber.
Neuville of France shows off his national champion's jersey. He also has
a couple of world madison champion's jerseys hanging in his closet at home.
De Neef, silver medallist in the 2003 European Derny Championships, came
over from Belgium for tonight's track meeting at Manchester.
Neuville is presented to the crowd.
hour record holder Chris Boardman came along to watch the evening's racing.
Staff rolls around gently at the Manchester Velodrome.
Tony Gibb, silver medallist in the scratch race at the 2002 world track
champs, is back from injury.
and Gibb shows that he is eager to get stuck in!
winning the points race, Chris Newton got to meet his friends again!
Malcolm Elliott is enjoying his comeback ... even when riding a pursuit.
the end of the points race, Roland Garber shows signs of perspiring gently.
Hayles grimaces during a pursuit event.
Elliott at speed in the pursuit. A former Milk Race winner, former Tour
de France pro, stage winner in the Vuelta... Malcolm claims to just ride a
bike for fun nowadays.
Gibb shares a joke with one of his helpers.
Hayles knuckles down to a day's work.
Manning grits his teeth.
Neuville in his French champion's jersey
Garber and Steven De Neef (in yellow and black) use their six-day experience
for some close-quarters riding.
Tamouridis seemed to enjoy the victor's spoils!
Wiggins is presented with some victory flowers, wearing his new Crédit
De Neef during the derny-paced pursuit match.
Newton shows his class during the pursuit.
Wiggins salutes the crowd after winning the derny-paced pursuit match.
just! Jamie Staff pips Barney Storey on the line in the keirin final.
Tamouridis surprised a few of the big names by winning the pursuit event.
Wiggins during the derny-paced pursuit.
Garber enjoying a pursuit race.
Staff gets the winner's treatment after the keirin race... and seems to
Gibb in the pursuit.
Norfolk at speed.
Wiggins, paced by Peter Deary in the derny-paced pursuit match.
race action - Roland Garber clings to Brad Wiggins' rear wheel.
shot from the first race of the night at Revolution 2, the derny-paced
Wiggins gets serious in the derny-paced scratch race, with Roland Garber
(top) and Rob Hayles eager to get past.
Staff and his tattoo!
most of the big names, Jamie Staff took time out to sign autographs.
Wiggins makes someone's day during an autograph signing session.
Staff, Barney Storey and one of the Downing brothers (I'll confess, I
can't tell which one!) in action during the keirin.
Storey sits behind the derny in the keirin.
field - Bradley Wiggins leads from Tony Gibb, Chris Newton and Roland
Garber. That's one current world champion, one former world champion, and
two former silver medallists from the World's.
derny rides high on the Manchester banking during the derny-paced scratch
boy's rules - Jamie Staff and Ian George get physical during the keirin.
- in the centre of the picture, Tony Gibb leads Bradley Wiggins and Roland
bunch in the evening's opening race.
8km Derny-paced Scratch Race
1 Bradley Wiggins (Credit Agricole)
1 Chris Newton (Corima RT)
Derny-paced Pursuit Match
1 Bradley Wiggins (Credit Agricole)
2 Steven De Neef
1 John Tamouridis
1 Jamie Staff
2 Barney Store