Deignan, Rowe and Barker to ride at Glasgow leg of Revolution Series

Three British world champions will grace the Glasgow boards this December as Lizzie Deignan, Dani Rowe (nee King) and Elinor Barker return to the Revolution Series.

Also boasting Olympic gold and silver medals between them, the superstar trio will face off at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome when the Revolution Series returns to Glasgow on December 2.

Rowe – who recently married fellow cyclist Matt Rowe and will ride for Team Rowe and King – will be joined by one of Rachele Barbieri or Kirsten Wild, the current and former world scratch race champions.

While Deignan will captain the Boels-Dolmans team that is likely to feature former world road race champion Amalie Dideriksen.

And Barker, a current world and Olympic champion, brings five-time Paralympic pilot Corrine Hall with her for the Matrix Fitness team.

Their teams will be just three of 12 elite outfits battling it out over a points race, scratch race, Madison TT, team elimination and elimination/scratch race in each of the three Championship rounds.

And Deignan, who won a team pursuit world title on the track before winning the road race title in 2015, cannot wait to get back to the boisterous atmosphere of race night in Glasgow.

“In Glasgow I think there’s something special about that place because of the people there,” she said.

“I love racing there, I’ve had success on the road there in the Commonwealth Games, but also on the track.

“It’s just a really friendly, fun atmosphere and I really like it when I race there.”

While Rowe, winner of team pursuit Olympic gold at London 2012, is looking forward to making some winning memories in Scotland.

“I’ve only raced there at the Commonwealth Games but it’s a brilliant track,” she said.

“They’re the only memories I have from there, good memories, not great memories. I was fourth in the scratch race, so close to getting a medal but not close enough.

“So it will be nice to go back there and hopefully form some better ones.”

Glasgow first hosted the Revolution Series in 2013, and this year will be the first time the city has hosted the new Cycling Champions League, which is also being supported by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate.

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, said: “Scotland is the perfect stage for cycling events having already hosted the Tour Series and the Tour of Britain this year, so it’s great add track cycling to the mix.

“EventScotland is delighted to be supporting the Revolution Champions League and helping bring some to the world’s best track and road cyclists, including Lizzie Deignan, Dani Rowe and Elinor Barker to the amazing Sir Chris Hoy velodrome in Glasgow.”

See the world’s best road teams take on the champions of the track in the Revolution Track Cycling Series. Tickets on sale at www.cyclingrevolution.com

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