VOS VICTORIOUS IN STUNNING DISPLAY OF ELITE WOMEN'S RACING
Marianne Vos proved her world class again at the Revolution Series by winning the Elite Women's Omnium but Britain's Lizzie Armitstead fought her all the way.
Vos (riding for Rabobank) and Armitstead (AA Drink - Leontien.nl) won gold and silver respectively at a thrilling Olympic Road Race in the summer and they faced each other again at Revolution Series Round 2.
They found themselves head-to-head in just the third race of the evening, the Elimation Race, and just as in the summer it was the Dutchwoman who came out on top, holding off the Yorkshire-born rider by two or three bike lengths as the crowd went wild.
The Scratch Race - the seventh event on the programme but second in the Women's Omnium was won by Katie Colclough of Team Specialized - Lululemon with Vos second and Emily Kay (Scott Contessa - Epic) third.
Britain and the Netherlands were pitted against each other in an entertaining Women's Team Pursuit. And the crowd went wild yet again as Britain came out on top in a time of 2:28.216.
In the Points Race - the concluding event of the Elite Women's Omnium - there was more brilliant riding from Vos althought her compatriot Ellen van Dyck took the victory, fourth place for Vos confirmed her superb success in the Omnium.
Meanwhile, Rapha Condor Sharp kept firm control of the Elite Championship with Ed Clancy and Andy Tennant on brilliant form again. They are on 125 points after Round 2, 25 ahead of their nearest challengers, German outfit Rudy Project RT.
Steven Burke of IG Sigma Sport looked to have the Flying Lap won with a time of 13.901 but fellow Olympic gold medalist Ed Clancy had other ideas, storming round in 13.292 to maintain his scintillating form from Round 1.
The Madison Time Trial was won by IG Sigma Sport with WD40 second, and Team Sky third. Team Sky then went two places better in the Points Race as Luke Rowe won it in 11:35.164, claiming nine points in the elite championship.
Sporting an impressive Movember moustache, Team Sky's Rowe sprinted around the final bend in the Elimination Race, and pipped Russell Downing with a wonderful move on the line, throwing his front wheel forward to snatch an incredibly narrow victory.
Alex Dowsett, the British time trial champion who is bound for Movistar Team, marked his final competitive outing for Team Sky with a superb victory in the Scratch Race - the last Elite Championship event of the evening.
Rapha Condor Sharp may lead the Elite Championship after Round 2, but it was an unsurpassable Dutchwoman who stole the show - the ever-dominant Vos winning the Omnium and proving her world-class status yet again.
ITV4 - Wednesday 5th December - 20:00
Repeated Thursday 6th December at 12:00
Championship Standings after Round 2
|1||Rapha Condor Sharp||125|
|2||Rudy Project RT||100|
Revolution Series Season 10 dates:
Round 1: Saturday 27th October, National Cycling Centre, Manchester - SOLD OUT
Round 2: Saturday 1st December, Manchester - SOLD OUT
Round 3: Saturday 5th January, Manchester - SOLD OUT
Round 4: Saturday 2nd February, Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow - BUY TICKETS