Revolution #29 (Manchester)

Report: Eddie Allen - Courtesy of British Cycling.
Photos: Larry Hickmott

Towering performances by Olympic Champions Chris Hoy and Ed Clancy dominated the 29th Revolution meeting, which also saw Revolution regular Chris Newton say an emotional farewell to the series in front of another sell-out crowd.


Chris Newton won the opening endurance race of Revolution 29, the motor paced scratch race. In what was the final race of his final Revolution meeting, Chris Newton clocked-off in style with a fine win amid a class field of endurance riders and received a standing ovation from a typically warm and appreciative Revolution crowd. Later in the meeting, Newton was given an emotional farewell with a presentation from commentator Hugh Porter, Phil West and the traditional ‘arch of wheels' send-off from his fellow riders.

INTERVIEW: Chris Newton: "The standing ovation was fantastic. We know what these events are about, it's about crowd participation to get behind the riders with some sharp racing and a bit of fun. Over the eight series, this event has moved on so much and I was so nervous all afternoon. This season I just wanted to get on with it and race and enjoy it which I have. It is nice to go out winning. There is the danger that you'll carry on and that it'll be a season too much but I'll definitely miss it."

1. Chris Newton
2. Steven Burke
3. Luke Rowe
4. Robert Crampton
5. Adam Duggelby