Wakefield cyclist Ollie Wood hoping for more invaluable experience in Revolution Series

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Wakefield cycling ace Ollie Wood is hoping for more invaluable track experience with a place in the final round of the prestigious Revolution Series.

The 17-year-old, who lives in Wrenthorpe, has already competed alongside cycling stars such as Olympic champions Ed Clancy and Steven Burke in two of the three meetings so far.

The final round takes place at the Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow on Saturday, February 2 and the Outwood Grange Student could make it a hat-trick of appearances for his Sportscover Altura team.

“I was due to go to a training camp in Spain at the same time as the final round but that’s fallen through,” said Wood.

“It means I can now compete in Glasgow and I’m just waiting for confirmation from my team, hopefully I’ll be involved in it again.”

“I rode quite well in the other two rounds and it will be a bit of a bonus if I’m involved for the final round.”

Wood’s performances in this year’s Revolution, which is the world’s only elite track league, have propelled his name upwards within British cycling.

His previous rides will ensure he has no fears going pedal-to-pedal against some of the world’s best cyclists on the big stage in Glasgow.

And the youngster also has the experience of riding at the recently-built Scottish venue thanks to his appearance at the Development World Cup last month.