Revolution Champions League Grand FinalSat 3 Dec 2016
After last weekend´s Revolution Champions League opener in Manchester, the ORICA-BikeExchange duo, Sam Bewley and Christian Meier returned to England for the grand final of the event in London.
It was Bewley´s first time back in the Lee Valley Velodrome since 2012 when he won an Olympic bronze medal in the team pursuit. Bringing back good memories, Bewley lifted his game excelling in the scratch race finishing in a solid sixth place.
“It has been a hard but fun couple of weekends racing the Revolution Champions league.” said Bewley. “I don’t usually race or train on the track anymore however I have really enjoyed being back on the boards.”
“It is especially nice to finish off the event in London, the last time I raced here was at the Olympics so it holds great memories for me."
For Meier it was also an important, sentimental weekend of racing marking his exit from the world of professional cycling after a long and successful career.
“This weekend was my final race as a professional and my final race for ORICA-BikeExchange having spent five years with the squad.” Meier explained.
“It has been a nice way to draw a line under things with some hard, fast and fun track racing and I happy I was able to plan my retirement this way.”
The two-day event was split into three sessions with three races per session, JLT-Condor continued to lead the event but with each race Team Pedal Sure closed in and eventually took the lead from JLT Condor p/b Mavic after the second session in London.
In the end, after a total of 18 races over two weekends the Revolutions Champions League grand final was won by the ever consistent JLT Condor p/b Mavic who claimed enough points in the final session to top the leader board.
ORICA-BikeExchange wish Meier the best of luck with his future and are grateful for all his work and commitment over the past five years with the team.
Revolution Champions League overall results:
1. JLT Condor p/b Mavic
2. Team Pedal Sure
3. Maloja Pushbikers