February 2 - Two-time Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy stole the limelight as his team, Rapha Condor JLT, were roared on to victory in the 10th Revolution elite track cycling series by a 4,000-strong capacity crowd here.
A host of Olympic champions and world-renowned cycling stars took to the track as the Revolution series visited Scotland for the first time, reaching its conclusion following dates in Manchester and London.
Englishman Clancy and Rapha Condor JLT team-mate, home-favourite James McCallum, came from seemingly nowhere to snatch victory in round two of the Madison event to a rapturous response from the vociferous crowd packed into the newly-built Velodrome at the state-of-the-art Emirates Arena in Glasgow's East End and which will play a major role during the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games, if the Scottish city's bid is successful.
Second-placed team Rudy Project RT pulled-back as German Nico Hesslich won the Elimination Race, closing the gap on leaders Rapha Condor JLT to just 16 points with one event to go.
But Clancy's fourth place-finish in the Scratch race ensured victory for Rapha Condor JLT, who finished on 216 points, ahead of Rudy Project RT on 200 in second and Team Rouleur on 166 in third place.
In the same race, another Team GB London 2012 gold medal-winner took maximum points, with Englishman Steven Burke of Team Rouleur finishing first with team-mate and compatriot, 2012 World Championship gold medallist Andy Tennant, taking second place.
It was a fantastic evening for the Barnsley-born Clancy, who also took first place in the flying lap, recording a time of 13.546sec, and the points race, in which he scored 15 points, more than double the amount secured by second-placed Christian Grasmann, of Germany.
In the DHL Future Stars categories, Levi Moody of Sportscover finished first with 282 points in the boys series, as Emily Haycox of Howies narrowly took first place in the girls series, finishing on 263 points, just seven ahead of Jessica Roberts of Raleigh GAC.
The Revolution series began in 2003 and was exclusively held in Manchester until this season, when an agreement between the Glasgow, Manchester and London velodromes to collaborate in order to provide a long-term legacy for the sport was announced in February 2012.
Highlights of the final, presented by Ned Boulting and London 2012 silver medallist Lizzie Armitstead, will be shown next Thursday (February 7) at 8pm on ITV4.
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