Dame Sarah Storey's attempt on the women's Hour Record dominated Saturday's afternoon session at round 5 of the Revolution Series, but the day saw a packed programme of track action including popular wins for Ed Clancy and Laura Trott, who was undefeated over the weekend's racing.
Storey's attempt at breaking the Women's Hour Record of 45.502km, started off well, being a kilometre ahead of schedule after twenty minutes. With a heroic ride and an exuberant crowd, Dame Sarah set a C5 Best Performance record, and broke a Masters 35-39 Best Hour Performance, narrowly missing out on the UCI Women's Hour Record by two laps.
In the Elite Women's events, Laura Trott extended her dominance with flawless tactics in the Elimination race and a big winning margin in the Points and Scratch races. Katie Archibald and Leire Olebeirra attacked her repeatedly but Trott was just too powerful. Trott then lapped the field three times in the Derny race, in a ride that her Derny pacer thoroughly enjoyed judging by the smile on his face.
On the men's side, Revolution Veteran Ed Clancy won the Longest Lap after confidently approaching the line to track stand for over two minutes. Elsewhere, Maloja Pushbikers were put under serious pressure from Orica GreenEdge, JLT Condor and Sky in the Elite Men's Championship.
Pete Kennaugh announced his arrival at Lee Valley VeloPark with a confident win in the Derny Race. Australian duo Jack Bobridge and Glenn O'Shea won the weekend overall, after taking Points and Scratch race wins respectively, using excellent teamwork to eclipse the field. In the Team Elimination Maloja Pushbikers suffered a lapse in concentration and a shock early exit. Bobridge and Ed Clancy went head to head on the final lap, but the Australian could not match Clancy's sprint, making it two event wins for JLT Condor with victory in the Madison TT also.
Commenting on the event, Pete Kennaugh said "The crowd is really good here tonight, I think it's because my last major track competition in London was the Olympic Games in 2012, and when you're on the road most of the time, fans don't have the chance to come and see you."
Australia's Jack Bobridge added "Revolution has been really fun, with a great quality field and a lot of fantastic racing. You can see by the average times and speeds that the racing is world class. Glenn and I would like to return for sure, and come back for another event."
The highlight of the concluding evening session was New Zealand's Eddie Dawkins producing a fine performance in the men's sprint, riding away from Max Levy of Germany in two decisive legs.
Crowd favourite Laura Trott ended a perfect weekend with further wins in the Derny and Scratch Race.
Check out Toby Andrew's images from Saturday's sessions below: