by Marcus Leach
Following the success of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow earlier this year the Revolution Series, the UK’s premier elite track cycling series, has announced that Lizzie Armitstead and Dame Sarah Storey will be amongst those competing in Scotland in the New Year.
Commonwealth Champion Armitstead and Olympic Champion Storey shall join a host of world class riders on the track at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow on 31st January. It will be the first major cycling event in the venue following the Commonwealth Games earlier this year and Scottish fans shall also witness two home grown teams racing as part of the elite championship; Team Scotland and Rigmar Racers.
Armitstead returns to the city following her victory on the road at the Commonwealth Games, but this time she will take to the track and is looking forward to the challenge.
"I’m excited to be returning to Glasgow after the amazing memories this summer at the Commonwealth Games," she said. "This time it will be on the track and I’m looking forward to racing at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. I was there last season commentating on the TV so it will be good to be part of the action this time round."
Armitstead will face tough competition from rival Storey, who recently became National Points Race Champion beating Laura Trott, Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald by more than 20 points at the National Track Championships in September. Storey is an extremely strong and versatile athlete, having won World and Paralympic Gold across two sports and twelve different events, as both a Paralympic and an able-bodies athlete.
Both Storey and Armitstead join National Sprint Champion Callum Skinner, racing for Scottish Team Rigmar, in the Glasgow line up with more star riders to be announced in coming weeks.