Revolution 39: Ed Clancy keeps Rapha-Condor on top on the Manchester track
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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Revolution 39: Ed Clancy keeps Rapha-Condor on top on the Manchester track

by Ben Atkins at 5:29 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Track
Peter KEnnaugh puts on a Points Race demonstration as Olympic hero dominates early events on his home track

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A powerful display from Ed Clancy (Rapha-Condor) saw his team hold onto its overall lead in the Revolution Championship with victory in the opening two events in the Manchester Velodrome. The capacity crowd was treated to a display from Team Sky’s Peter Kennaugh (pictured below), however, who dominated the ten kilometre Points Race, and a German duo that posted an incredible time in the one kilometre Madison Time Trial.

With many of the usual endurance stars either racing in events in Europe, or at their team’s early-season training camps, the championship series was supported by a battle between some of Europe’s top sprinters.

Ed Clancy starts the January Revolution as he left off in December
Local hero and multiple World and Olympic champion Clancy began the evening as he left off in the last event, and got the night off to a winning start with the fastest time in the Flying Lap. Clancy, who is making the transition from the Great Britain endurance team into that of the sprinters, posted a time of 13.160 for the 250 metres, which was almost four-tenths quicker than Beijing Olympic Keirin silver medallist Ross Edgar (IG Sigmasport), who is making the journey in the opposite direction. German Marcel Katz (Rudy Project) was third, another quarter of a second back.

Flying Lap Result
1. Ed Clancy (GBr) Rapha-Condor 13.160
2. Ross Edgar (GBr) IG Sigmasport 13.541
3. Marcel Kalz (Ger) Rudy Project RT 13.798

Clancy beats Marvulli in a fast, furious Elimination
Clancy was in winning ways again in the second Revolution championship of the evening as he defeated Swiss six-day specialist Franco Marvulli (Howies) in an eventful Elimination race. The two riders were the last left to tackle the final two laps of the race, after Marvulli’s Howies teammate Jon Mould was the final rider to be eliminated.

Opening up on the back straight Clancy pulled away from the Swiss rider, who sat up, and allowed the local rider a solo celebration as he crossed the line.

Elimination Result
1. Ed Clancy (GBr) Rapha-Condor
2. Franco Marvulli (Swi) Howies
3. Jon Mould (GBr) Howies

Kennaugh bosses the Points Race
peter kennaughA big early move from Peter Kennaugh (Team Sky) saw the Olympic champion take a lap on the field in the first ten laps, taking the first sprint on the way. Russell Downing (NetApp-Endura), Jon Mould (Howies), Tom Murray (Rouleur) and Adam Yates (Maxgear) tried to chase the Manxman down but, despite cleaning up the remaining points, were pulled back by the field.

The next sprint went to De Buyst, as a group of riders went clear; more riders jumped across, including Kennaugh, and - after the Team Sky rider had jumped across alone - they managed to take a lap. Sitting close to the front for the remainder of the race, Kennaugh unsuccessfully fought Yates for the final sprint, but was secure in his emphatic victory.

Points Race Result
1. Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky
2. Adam Yates (GBr) Maxgear Racing
3. Russell Downing (Gbr) NetApp Endura

Bengsch and Kalz blitz the Madison Time Trial
German duo Robert Bengsch and Kalz (Rudy Project RT) blitzed the 1km Madison Time Trial with an incredible time of 54.922 to go more than three seconds faster than the previous best set by Kennaugh and Irishman Martin Irvine (Team Sky). Tristan Marguet and Moreno De Pauw (Face Partnership) were third, with a time of 58.184.

Madison Time Trial Result
1. Robert Bengsch (Ger) and Marcel Kalz (Ger) Rudy Project RT 54.922
2. Peter Kennaugh (GBr) and Martin Irvine (Irl) Team Sky 57.934
3. Tristan Marguet (Fra) and Moreno De Pauw (Bel) Face Partnership 58.184

Marguet the best of the lappers in final Scratch Race
Marguet was the best of a large group of riders that had managed to lap the field in the final ten kilometre Scratch Race. Despite not needing to be the first across the line, the Frenchman’s sprinted to victory, with of Irvine, and Evan Oliphant (Raleigh GAC) - who were also a lap ahead - in the bunch behind him.

Scratch Race Result
1. Tristan Marguet (Fra) Face Partnership
2. Martin Irvine (Irl) Team Sky
3. Evan Oliphant (GBr) Raleigh GAC

Series standings after Three Events
1. Rapha Condor 160pts
2. Rudy Project RT 135
3. Rouleur 125

François Pervis takes Revolution Sprint
François Pervis (France) took a close victory in the international Revolution Sprint contest by less than half a wheel ahead of British champion Callum Skinner (Great Britain A), after the two of them had despatched German Robert Förstemann (All Stars) and Michaël D’Almeida (France) respectively in the semi-finals.

Revolution Sprint Result
1. François Pervis (France)
2. Callum Skinner (Great Britain A)

France beats Great Britain for Olympic Team Sprint revenge
Pervis and d’Almeida were together, along with Julien Palma as the French saw off the Great Britain A team of Skinner, Philip Hindes and Kian Emadi in their heat of the Team Sprint. On a bad night for the national teams of the hosts, the All Stars team of Förstemann, with British riders Matt Crampton and Craig MacLean had already beaten Great Britain B trio of Matt Rotherham, Louis Oliva and John Paul in the first heat.

Team Sprint Result
Heat 1
1. All Stars
2. Great Britain B

Heat 2
1. France
2. Great Britain A

Pervis completes a perfect night with Keirin victory
Having already taken Sprint and Team Sprint victories during the evening, Pervis completed a perfect event with a storming victory in the Keirin. The Frenchman was able to follow the wheel of Rotherham around the final lap, before nudging his wheel ahead in the closing straight. Förstemann was also able to come around the British rider on the line to take second.

Keirin Result
1. François Pervis (Fra) France
2. Robert Förstemann (Ger) All Stars
3. Matt Rotherham (GBr) Great Britain B

Howies’ lead comes under pressure in the DHL Future Stars
Howies retained its overall lead in the DHL Future Stars standings, despite coming under pressure from their rivals. Virtuoso performances from Grace Garner (Team Sky) and Thomas Rotheham (Maxgear Racing), which saw both of them win two races each and come second in the third, saw the two teams climb the standings.

Girls Madison Result
1. Team Sky
2. Howies
3. Maxgear Racing

Boys Madison Result
1. IG Sigmasport
2. Rudy Project RT
3. Sportscover

Girls Six-Lap Dash Result
1. Grace Garner (Team Sky)
2. Paige Millward (IG Sigmasport)
3. Lucy Shaw (Rudy Project RT)

Boys Points Race Result
1. Thomas Rotherham (Maxgear Racing)
2. Levi Moody (Sportscover)
3. Gabriel Cullaigh (NetApp Endura)

Girls Scratch Race Result
1. Grace Garner (Team Sky)
2. Jessica Roberts (Raleigh GAC)
3. Lucy Shaw (Rudy Project RT)

Boys Six-Lap Dash Result
1. Thomas Rotheham (Maxgear Racing)
2. Jake Kelly (Rudy Project RT)
3. Joe Truman (Rouleur)

Girls Points Race
1. Lucy Shaw (Rudy Project RT)
2. Grace Garner (Team Sky)
3. Emily Haycox (Howies)

Boys Scratch Race
1. Joel Partington (Team Sky)
2. Thomas Rotheham (Maxgear Racing)
3. Joe Evans (Rudy Project RT)

Series standings after Three Events
1. Howies 586pts
2. Team Sky 559
3. IG Sigmasport 536


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