Ed Clancy leads JLT Condor to win at Revolution Series

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The Yorkshire man partnered with teammate Jon Mould to go top of the general classification

JLT Condor won the overall competition at Round 1 of the Revolution Series on Saturday September 17 in Manchester.

Lead by Rio 2016 Olympic Gold medallist, Ed Clancy, the team look to be in a dominant position over nearest rivals Team Wiggins.

Clancy missed the whole season due to the worrying back injury that left his Olympic hopes in doubt last year.

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“It’s my first Revolution in ages, I didn’t race in a single one last year. I enter a lot of track racing, excluding from the Olympics, but really it’s good to be back to be honest, I really miss this place and I miss the series,” said Clancy.

In reference to the Rio Olympics, Clancy explained, “This is a lot different; the team-pursuit is such a clinical organised event and then here [at the Revolution Series] you have the Madison elimination race, which is just absolute chaos. Proper bike racing, there isn’t that stress or pressure that fills you before the team pursuit, you just get on your bike and ride, its good.

“But, now obviously we don’t want to do half a series and it’s important we’re in the top five, absolutely so, the restructure has forced us to be consistent in every event.”

The win meant that old rivalries between the two teams were reignited after Team Wiggins’ outstanding overall series win last season.

Owain Doull, his Olympic team-pursuit teammate won the elimination scratch race and the Points race in the afternoon session.

Also on hand was Olympic Golden couple Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, they signed autographs and gave an exclusive interview to the crowd alongside other Olympic champions, Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Clancy and Doull.

Amalie Dideriksen was outstanding across the new Women’s Elite Championship for team Voxwomen. Winning two events and finishing twice in second position. She managed to amount a significant amount of points to place them at the top of the general classification.

Dani Khan also earned her self a notable mention, getting two wins for Great Britain Cycling team.

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The sprint Omnium proved to be a family affair, it was won by local lad Matt Rotherham, his brother Tom finished third behind Great Britain’s Joe Truman.

Jim Brown won three out of three races riding for Maloja Pushbikers to lead the boys HOY Future Stars competition after Round 1; the girl’s winner was Ellie Russell riding for Revolution All Stars.

The Revolution Track Series

10 teams will race in the UK Championship aiming to win the competition but also grab one of the five qualification places for the new Champions League.

Round 1 – Manchester Velodrome, 17th September
Round 2 – Glasgow Velodrome, 8th October
Round 3 – Manchester Velodrome, 22nd October

The Champions League will take place across three consecutive weekends and each weekend will host two days of racing across three sessions (Friday and Saturday).

There will be 12 elite teams in the Champions League made up of 5 qualifiers and 7 WorldTour teams – at the end of the championship there will be only one winner.

Round 1 – Paris Velodrome, 18/19th November
Round 2 – Manchester Velodrome, 25/26th November
Round 3 – London Velodrome , 2nd/3rd December

See which team will take part in the Champions League click here

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Jon Mould at the Revolution Series
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A hectic race in the Scratch event
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Downtime between races

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