One month. 30 days. 720 hours. That’s how long you’ve got until the Revolution Series rolls into Glasgow.
So to celebrate the milestone we’re going to take a look at what the star riders will be up to in the next 30 days.
While road riders Dani Rowe and Lizzie Deignan have been enjoying some well-earned down time – Dani following her wedding and Lizzie as she continues her recovery from an emergency appendectomy – their track competitors have been gearing up for the winter ahead.
With the European Championships already having been and gone the track season is well and truly underway, with the first two World Cups coming up in the next ten days.
First up we see the best riders in the world take to the track in Pruszkow, Poland, as they compete for vital World Championship qualifying points.
Amalie Dideriksen, who will ride alongside Deignan in Glasgow for Boels-Dolmans, will race in both Pruszkow and Manchester for Denmark – the only female member of their team to do so.
Also joining her in making the trip from Poland to the National Cycling Centre will be Italian scratch race world champion Rachele Barbieri, who will team up with Rowe throughout the Revolution Series, as will Dutchwoman Kirsten Wild – who will only ride for the Netherlands in Poland, and not Manchester, the following weekend.
British riders Elinor Barker and Neah Evans, who will ride in Glasgow for Matrix Fitness and Storey Racing respectively, also have hectic schedules as they do the World Cup double before riding the London Revolution and then heading up to Glasgow for round two of the Champions League.
On the men’s side of things Ed Clancy will be coming into the Glasgow event relatively rested, having sat out of the European Championships and Poland leg of the World Cup following a summer on the road for JLT Condor.
He will be back for the Manchester Track World Cup, however, and hoping to help JLT Condor to a second successive Champions League title when he competes in all three rounds this winter.