Following months of speculation, we can reveal that Bradley Wiggins is switching teams.
But before you get too carried away, we should point out it’s for one night only as the Garmin-Slipstream rider returns to the track for the Slicks in the next round of the Revolution Series at the Manchester Velodrome on December 5th.
Lining up alongside Wiggins for the team, which is captained by Craig MacLean, will be German six-day rider Leif Lampater, giving the Slicks a formidable presence in the endurance events on the evening.
Lampater said: “This will be my first Revolution so I’m pretty excited and want to do well for the team. It’s going to be great riding on the same team as Bradley Wiggins, as I’m sure the British crowd will all be cheering for the Slicks!”
This season’s Revolution Series, now running with a team format for the first time got under way earlier this month, as reported on road.cc. And two other big names missing from that event due to World Cup commitments will be back on the track to lead their respective teams – Chris Newton of the Rollers, and Ed Clancy of Tempo.
A sell-out crowd is expected, but tickets can still be bought by visiting www.cyclingrevolution.com.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.