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STARS OF SIX DAY


Patrick Sercu

Born 1944 – Belgium

88 Professional Six Day victories

Not just the greatest six day rider of all time but one of the very best on both road and track, Patrick Sercu won an astonishing 88 six day races from 223 starts in a professional career that spanned three decades, preceded by the Olympic Kilo title in 1964Læs Mere >
Not just the greatest six day rider of all time but one of the very best on both road and track, Patrick Sercu won an astonishing 88 six day races from 223 starts in a professional career that spanned three decades, preceded by the Olympic Kilo title in 1964.

Sercu put himself on the map with his first win at the legendary Ghent Six in 1965, partnering an up and coming Eddy Merckx before going on to take Six Day wins in every year thereafter up until his retirement in 1983.

The Belgian was the perfect blend of speed and endurance with lightening acceleration and the ability to maintain velocity over great distances. He was also blessed, like so many great champions, with the ability to recover quickly from injury and avoid sickness.

Although Sercu won alongside many of the greats of Six Day racing, his greatest partnership came with Dutchman Peter Post. Together they won 14 events up to 1971 and struck fear into any team matched against them.

The Belgian was one of the rare breed of riders who, whilst being a Six Day specialist, could show the peloton a clean pair of heels in some of the toughest road races on the calendar. Sercu won the Green points jersey in the Tour de France in 1974 on his way to amassing a total of 13 stage wins in Grand Tours and also had top 10 finishes in Paris-Roubaix, Ghent-Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders.Læs Mindre >

Danny Clark

Born 1951 – Australia

74 Professional Six Day victories

In a sport steeped in a tradition of spectacular entertainment, Danny Clark stood out in the 1980’s as the showman championLæs Mere >
In a sport steeped in a tradition of spectacular entertainment, Danny Clark stood out in the 1980’s as the showman champion.

Second only to Patrick Sercu, Clark’s tally of 74 wins from 235 starts was achieved with a blend of skill, tactical brilliance and sheer showmanship. Clark forged partnerships with fellow Australian Don Allen, the Dutch Master Rene Pijnen and the graceful English rider Tony Doyle, dazzling spectators and dominating races.

He first raced at the age of 13, took the silver medal in the kilo at the Munich Olympics of 1972 and dominated much of the 1980’s despite a serious crash in 1983 at the Frankfurt Six that left him with a plate in his left leg.

As if he wasn’t easy enough to spot on track with his trademark moustache, Danny Clark was the last of the six day riders to wear clips and straps preferring them to the new clipless systems. Often in the evening’s schedule he would dismount and join the live band in the infield for a song or two before rejoining the racing.

Never really a road man, Clark did however win the 1989 Australian National Penny Farthing (Ordinary) Championships…ever the showman.Læs Mindre >

Rene Pijnen

Born 1946 – Netherlands

72 Professional Six Day victories

Rene Pijnen started 233 Six Day races and won 72 of them, a 1 in 3 success rate. Unlike may of the stars of Six Day who came from a sprinting background and developed endurance, Pijnen was a long distance specialist who had an excellent turn of speedLæs Mere >
Rene Pijnen started 233 Six Day races and won 72 of them, a 1 in 3 success rate. Unlike may of the stars of Six Day who came from a sprinting background and developed endurance, Pijnen was a long distance specialist who had an excellent turn of speed.

Having been part of the winning 100km team time trial quartet in the Mexico City Olympics of 1968, Pijnen turned professional in 1969. His first Six Day win came partnered with the ‘Emperor of the Six Days’, fellow Dutchman Peter Post, in Antwerp in 1970.

Pijnen was a remarkably versatile rider and during his Six Day career his team mates included; Francesco Moser, Danny Clark, Eddy Merckx, Roger de Vlaeminck, Etienne de Wilde, Jan Raas, Gerrie Knetemann, Patrick Secu and Fons de Wolf.

His career was remarkably long, spanning 18 years, with his final win coming alongside German star Didi Thurau at Cologne in 1987, making him the third most successful Six Day racer of all time.Læs Mindre >

Peter Post

Born 1933 – Died 2011 – Netherlands

65 Professional Six Day victories

The big Dutchman Post was known as ‘The Emperor of the Six Days’ such was his dominance in the early part of his career. The rider from Amsterdam won 65 of his 155 starts, at one time the highest tally of wins until overhauled by his sometime team mate, the Belgian, Patrick SercuLæs Mere >
The big Dutchman Post was known as ‘The Emperor of the Six Days’ such was his dominance in the early part of his career. The rider from Amsterdam won 65 of his 155 starts, at one time the highest tally of wins until overhauled by his sometime team mate, the Belgian, Patrick Sercu.

Post was a rider whose career spanned the fading glory of the US sixes and the revival of the post war European scene. He won his first event in 1957 in Chicago, and finished with a win in Frankfurt in 1971.

Post was a track man who could use extraordinary speed and endurance, honed during the winter six day season, to great affect in the early spring road racing classics. His finest hour came when he became the first Dutchman to win the monumental Paris-Roubaix race in 1964. His winning time was, and still is, the fastest ever recorded in the race’s long history.

After his retirement from riding, Post forged the prototype modern super team, ruling with a rod of iron as the Director Sportif of Ti-Raleigh, later Panasonic. Success in the Tour de France may have eluded the Dutchman as a rider – he only ever made one start – but as a manager he achieved glory in 1980 when Joop Zoetemelk took the general classification and Ti-Raleigh swept up 11 stage wins between them.Læs Mindre >

Bruno Risi

Born 1968 – Switzerland

61 Professional Six Day victories

Amassing seven world championship track titles was just the pinnacle of a racing career that saw the curly haired Swiss take 61 Six Day wins from 178 starts, the 5th biggest winner in the sport’s historyLæs Mere >
Amassing seven world championship track titles was just the pinnacle of a racing career that saw the curly haired Swiss take 61 Six Day wins from 178 starts, the 5th biggest winner in the sport’s history.

Risi began racing at the age of 11 and turned professional 11 years after that. After mixing road and track racing for his first two seasons, the Swiss decided to specialize in the Six Day racing scene and took his first win in Dortmund in 1992 with Kurt Betschart.

Risi and Betschart became a regular pairing on the Six Day circuit. The two men had grown up in the same town, been at school together and begun riding together. The partnership was long and successful, lasting over a decade. Their tally of 37 wins together remains the highest by any pairing in the history of the sport.

In the latter years of his career Risi was partnered by another Swiss, Franco Marvulli, before hanging up his wheels in 2010 after the Copenhagen Six.Læs Mindre >

Rick Van Steenbergen

Born 1924 – Died 2003 – Belgium

40 Professional Six Day victories

One of cycling’s true all-rounders, Van Steenbergen was born into poverty and secured a way to success through his physical prowess on a bicycleLæs Mere >
One of cycling’s true all-rounders, Van Steenbergen was born into poverty and secured a way to success through his physical prowess on a bicycle.

Considering his extraordinary career on the road – Van Steenbergen won the World Road Championships three times, took Paris-Roubaix, the Tour of Flanders and Fleche –Wallone on two occasions each, and secured a total of 25 stage wins in Grand Tours. The Belgian won a remarkable 40 Six Day races from 134 starts.

His first victory was with fellow Belgian Marcel Kint in 1948, and the last came at Madrid in 1965. Van Steenbergen also took two wins across the Atlantic in Canada at the races in Toronto and Québec City in 1965.Læs Mindre >

William ‘Torchy’ Peden

Born 1906 – Died 1980 – Canada

38 Professional Six Day victories

Nicknamed ‘Torchy’ for his flaming red hair, William Peden holds the record for the most number of Six Day races won in a single season. In 1932 Peden was victor in no less than 10 events, all in the United States and Canada, the hotbed of the sport at the timeLæs Mere >
Nicknamed ‘Torchy’ for his flaming red hair, William Peden holds the record for the most number of Six Day races won in a single season. In 1932 Peden was victor in no less than 10 events, all in the United States and Canada, the hotbed of the sport at the time.

A hugely powerful athlete, he became a household name and one of the highest earning sportsmen of his generation. His annual income exceeded $50,000 at a time when the top stars of other sports such as baseball earned less than a fifth of that figure. The undisputed boss of the track, Peden would often grab a man’s hat or lady’s scarf and race with it on for a few laps before returning it to its rightful owner.

His greatest partnership was with the Montreal rider Jules Audy. The pair were instantly recognizable, on and off track, as Audy was significantly shorter than Peden. Despite the discrepancy, Peden and Audy took nine Six Day wins together, the last in 1937 in Louisville.

His total of 38 victories from 127 starts means although he last competed in 1948, William ‘Torchy’ Peden remains one of the top ten greatest Six Day riders of all time.Læs Mindre >

Gustav Kilian

Born 1907 – Died 2000 – Germany

34 Professional Six Day victories

Gustav Kilian has been remembered more in recent years for his controversial inclusion in the German Sporting Hall of Fame set up in 2008 by the Deutsche Sporthilfe, than for his exceptional record in Six Day RacingLæs Mere >
Gustav Kilian has been remembered more in recent years for his controversial inclusion in the German Sporting Hall of Fame set up in 2008 by the Deutsche Sporthilfe, than for his exceptional record in Six Day Racing.

Whilst debate rages over the inclusion in the Hall of Fame of Kilian and other sportsmen who were members of the Nazi Party during parts of their careers, there can be no debate over the incredible prowess of Kilian as a rider.

Known in Germany as the King of the Boards, Kilian won an incredible 34 events from just 90 starts, and he remains the 11th most successful Six Day rider of all time.

Following his career he turned his hand brilliantly to coaching before retiring from the sport altogether at the age of 70.Læs Mindre >

Tony Doyle

Born 1958 – Great Britain

23 Professional Six Day victories

For the country that invented the Six Day race, Britain has produced remarkably few great specialists in the event but Tony Doyle was undoubtedly the best and one of the superstars of the sport in the 1980’s.Læs Mere >
For the country that invented the Six Day race, Britain has produced remarkably few great specialists in the event but Tony Doyle was undoubtedly the best and one of the superstars of the sport in the 1980’s.

A highly talented all round sportsman, Doyle excelled on the bike from an early age. He turned professional in 1980 having failed to be selected for the individual pursuit at the Moscow Olympics and announced his arrival with a win in the World Championships for professionals in the same discipline.

Noted for his incredibly fluid and powerful style, the Englishman opened his account of Six Day wins with both the Berlin and Dortmund Six titles in 1983. His greatest success came partnering the flamboyant Australian Danny Clark. Both were attacking riders who understood how to entertain the packed stands on the Six Day circuit.

In 1989, during the Munich Six, Doyle was involved in a high speed crash which left him with severe head injuries. The English star was given the last rites and remained in a coma for many days after the incident. Many predicted he would never return to racing but after a long and often traumatic rehabilitation Doyle returned to both track and road racing, taking a further 15 Six Day titles before retiring in 1994 after an accident that left him with a broken back.

He remains Great Britain’s best ever Six Day rider with a total of 23 wins.Læs Mindre >

Reggie McNamara

Born 1887 – Died 1971 – United States of America

19 Professional Six Day victories

Reg McNamara was born the son of a sheep rancher in New South Wales, Australia, and later took US citizenship. Hard as nails and capable of winning at any distance, he won his first Six Day race in Sydney in 1913 with such style and dominance that he was immediately hired to race on the growing American Six Day circuitLæs Mere >
Reg McNamara was born the son of a sheep rancher in New South Wales, Australia, and later took US citizenship. Hard as nails and capable of winning at any distance, he won his first Six Day race in Sydney in 1913 with such style and dominance that he was immediately hired to race on the growing American Six Day circuit.

‘Iron’ McNamara was the King of Madison Square Gardens during the roaring twenties, when the sport was in full swing in the USA, where he won seven Six day races, his last in 1932 at the ripe old age of 45.

McNamara was a noted hard rider who often crashed a dozen times or more in Six Day and was patched up or stitched back together trackside before rejoining the action.

Few riders of his generation were as financially successful or could equal his longevity as an athlete. Over 50 years of age when he retired, he had become a legend of the sport despite only notching up a total of 19 wins from 117 starts.Læs Mindre >

Eddy Merckx

Born 1945 – Belgium

17 Professional Six Day victories

Widely considered to be the greatest professional cyclist of all time, ‘The Cannibal’ was marked out by his ferocious desire to win everythingLæs Mere >
Widely considered to be the greatest professional cyclist of all time, ‘The Cannibal’ was marked out by his ferocious desire to win everything.

The Belgian 5 time Tour de France winner may have only started 35 Six Day races, but he won 17 of them, a staggering success rate given the levels of competition.

Merckx shared many of his victories with fellow Belgian Patrick Sercu, forming a dream partnership that promoters fought to secure for the winter Six Day races.

One can only wonder how many more The Cannibal would have won had he not suffered a terrible accident on the concrete velodrome in Blois, France in 1969. The fall left him with cracked vertebrae and a twisted pelvis. Merckx was fresh from his first victory in the Tour de France where he had won every individual classification in the race including the overall title.

The incident created a legacy of back problems and, despite going on to establish himself beyond all doubt as the best rider in history, robbed him of a little of the ‘souplesse’ that made him such a great Six Day rider.Læs Mindre >

Alf Goullet

Born 1891 – Died 1995 – United States of America

15 Professional Six Day victories

Although born and brought up in Australia, the nineteen year old Alf Goullet set sail for the United States to make his racing fortune after he had exhausted the possibilities on offer in his home country. He adopted US citizenship in 1916Læs Mere >
Although born and brought up in Australia, the nineteen year old Alf Goullet set sail for the United States to make his racing fortune after he had exhausted the possibilities on offer in his home country. He adopted US citizenship in 1916.

Goullet, in terms of wins to starts ratio, is the most successful Six Day rider in the history of the sport. In 29 starts he claimed 15 victories, a 51% win rate, an astonishing achievement in one of the most competitive eras of the sport.

Having gone about setting a number of distance records on the track the 21 year old Goullet travelled to Europe on the eve of the First World War with New Yorker Joe Fogler as team mate and won the inaugural Paris Six Day race. It was the start of a short but incandescent career.

So popular had he been as a rider that he could command $1000 a day in an era when the average working wage was $5. It is reputed that in 1921 at Madison Square Gardens, Goullet and his team mate Maurice Brocco pocketed a staggering $50,000 on that night alone. He retired aged 34, but his athleticism seemed to serve him well as he lived to the age of 103.Læs Mindre >

Iljo Keisse

Born 1982 – Belgium

25 Professional Six Day victories

Currently the most successful, and sort after, rider on the Six Day circuit, Keisse is a rider from the old school. Mixing a full season of road racing with a winter of Six Day rides, the Belgian has become stronger and more fluid as a rider since his professional debut in 2005Læs Mere >
Currently the most successful, and sort after, rider on the Six Day circuit, Keisse is a rider from the old school. Mixing a full season of road racing with a winter of Six Day rides, the Belgian has become stronger and more fluid as a rider since his professional debut in 2005.
 
In an extraordinary debut year Keisse partnered with Matthew Gilmore the Belgian to take wins in Fiorenzuola and Grenoble, but really shot to superstardom over six nights racing to victory in the most prestigious of all the Six Day races, Ghent.
 
Since 2005, Keisse has won no less than four more times in Ghent and added Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Zurich, Copenhagen, Munich and Stuttgart to his record.
 
Highly accomplished as a road rider in addition to his exploits on the track, Keisse is possibly best known for his spectacular stage win on stage 7 of the 2011 Tour of Turkey. Mounting a long attack against a rampaging peloton, Keisse fell at the final hairpin with 200m to go and 400m on the charging group. He coolly remounted and, churning away in the same huge gear, took the win by 20m.
 
Keisse’s last Six Day win was with Dutch winner of Paris-Roubaix, Niki Terpstra, at the 2014 Rotterdam Six Day.Læs Mindre >

Michael Morkov

Born 1985 – Denmark

11 Professional Six Day victories

Most known to the public as a road rider where he has marked himself out as a man for the long escapes, Morkov began as a highly successful track rider.  A national points champion and a silver medalist in the 2008 Olympics in the team pursuit, the blond Dane has maintained his love affair with the track as a superb Six Day riderLæs Mere >
Most known to the public as a road rider where he has marked himself out as a man for the long escapes, Morkov began as a highly successful track rider.  A national points champion and a silver medalist in the 2008 Olympics in the team pursuit, the blond Dane has maintained his love affair with the track as a superb Six Day rider.
 
After a near miss in 2006, Morkov took victory in the 2007 Six Days of Grenoble with fellow Dane and regular partner Alex Rasmussen and has gone on the win a total of eleven Six Day races to date, all bar one of them with Rasmussen, including Berlin, Ghent and a clutch of home country wins in Copenhagen.
 
The Morkov/Rasmussen partnership is currently the longest running and most successful in Six Day racing. Morkov’s great endurance is complimented by Rasmussen’s slightly higher turn of speed to make a formidable pairing.Læs Mindre >

Alex Rasmussen

Born 1984 – Denmark

9 Professional Six Day victories

Just a year older than his regular Six Day partner Michael Morkov, Rasmussen is a former World Scratch Race champion and was national road race champion as far back as 2007Læs Mere >
Just a year older than his regular Six Day partner Michael Morkov, Rasmussen is a former World Scratch Race champion and was national road race champion as far back as 2007.
 
Despite a chequered history on the road, the Dane remains one of the most successful Six Days riders of the modern era.  Such was his talent that in 2001 Rasmussen announced his presence by winning national titles in the kilo and team pursuit in both the Junior and Elite categories.
 
Rasmussen has won all his Six Day titles with fellow Dane Michael Morkov with the exception of the 2015 Bremen race, which he took with Marcel Kalz.Læs Mindre >

Leif Lampater

Born 1982 – Germany

7 Professional Six Day victories

Now one of the elder statesmen of the Six Day racing scene, Lampater is fast, consistent and experienced. Although he has represented Germany on many occasions his heart lies in the Six Day scene and his palmares are amongst the most full of all the current ridersLæs Mere >
Now one of the elder statesmen of the Six Day racing scene, Lampater is fast, consistent and experienced. Although he has represented Germany on many occasions his heart lies in the Six Day scene and his palmares are amongst the most full of all the current riders.
 
A terrific all round tactician, Lampater has partnered more riders than most in the modern era including the German powerhouse Robert Bartko and Tour de France green jersey hero Eric Zabel.
 
Lampater took his first Six Day win with Bartko in Stuttgart on 2006 and has since won in Bremen, Dortmund, Rotterdam and Berlin.  His last visit to the top step of the podium was in Ghent in 2013.Læs Mindre >

Kenny de Ketele

Born 1987 – Belgium

5 Professional Six Day victories

Born a stone’s throw from the finish line for the Tour of Flanders in Oudenaarde, Kenny de Ketele hails from the very heartlands of Flemish cycling where the early spring classics criss-cross the field and bergs of the province. All the more pleasing then that the Belgian has chosen to make a successful career on the track and especially in the Six Day racesLæs Mere >
Born a stone’s throw from the finish line for the Tour of Flanders in Oudenaarde, Kenny de Ketele hails from the very heartlands of Flemish cycling where the early spring classics criss-cross the field and bergs of the province. All the more pleasing then that the Belgian has chosen to make a successful career on the track and especially in the Six Day races.
 
Wins at Amsterdam and Ghent in 2013 and 2014 respectively have brought de Ketele to the forefront of the racing scene.  A real all-rounder, de Ketele excels in the Madison and scratch races, having been a multiple national champion and world cup winner, but his breath of abilities can be seen in his multiple national kilo and individual pursuit titles illustrating speed and endurance in abundance.Læs Mindre >

Niki Terpstra

Born 1984 – The Netherlands

4 Professional Six Day victories

There can be few more feared Six Day riders than Dutchman Niki Terpstra. Supremely fast and strong, the winner of the 2014 Paris –Roubaix classic road race can leave a Six Day bunch trailing in his wake when he launches an attack in the Madison. His boyish face and wide-eyed smile belie a will of iron and a burning desire to winLæs Mere >
There can be few more feared Six Day riders than Dutchman Niki Terpstra. Supremely fast and strong, the winner of the 2014 Paris –Roubaix classic road race can leave a Six Day bunch trailing in his wake when he launches an attack in the Madison. His boyish face and wide-eyed smile belie a will of iron and a burning desire to win.
 
Terpstra began his career as a track rider as part of the Dutch team pursuit squad. In 2005, along with Jens Mouris, Peter Schep (now retired) and Levi Hermans, he took silver at the UCI World Track Championships and not long after began to show considerable talent on the road.
 
Although primarily a road rider, Terpstra follows in a long tradition of stars who return to the boards during the winter to light up the Six Day scene and sharpen their fitness for the early season road classics. Despite having only four Six Day victories to his name, two apiece at Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Terpstra is currently one of the most respected riders in the game and is the first to admit that part of his success at the cobbled classics is due to his activity on the tracks in the off-season.Læs Mindre >

Jasper de Buyst

Born 1993 – Belgium

3 Professional Six Day victories

Undoubtedly one of the greatest new talents in Six Day racing, Jasper de Buyst won his first Six Day partnering Leif Lampater to victory in the 2013 Six Days of Ghent at the tender age of just 20, a remarkable achievement in the iconic Six Day event. In fact the final victory day was de Buyst’s birthday!Læs Mere >
Undoubtedly one of the greatest new talents in Six Day racing, Jasper de Buyst won his first Six Day partnering Leif Lampater to victory in the 2013 Six Days of Ghent at the tender age of just 20, a remarkable achievement in the iconic Six Day event. In fact the final victory day was de Buyst’s birthday!
 
Since that stunning opening victory, the young Belgian has again taken the Six Days of Ghent with Kenny de Ketele, ensuring his place in the pantheon of racing greats. He has also won the Six Days of Grenoble and secured a string of top ten places on the road, especially in sprints.
 
To watch de Buyst ride you would never believe that he was such a young professional. Exceptionally quick and with good endurance the Belgian is a superb exponent of the art of the Six Day race. His track craft, precision and tactical mind are amongst the very best and he is formidable in the scratch, madison and elimination races.Læs Mindre >

Yeori Havik

Born 1991 – The Netherlands

2 Professional Six Day victories

Proof positive that the sport of cycling is in the blood, Havik was born into one of the most successful of the Six Day cycling dynasty’s, the Stam/Havik family.  Three generations of the family have been at the forefront of the sport and Yeori shows that the stream of talent continues to flowLæs Mere >
Proof positive that the sport of cycling is in the blood, Havik was born into one of the most successful of the Six Day cycling dynasty’s, the Stam/Havik family.  Three generations of the family have been at the forefront of the sport and Yeori shows that the stream of talent continues to flow.
 
Often partnered with Nick Stopler, Havik achieved his first success at the Six Days of Brabant after turning professional, and the two have become a regular pairing on the boards during the winter.
 
Possessed of great speed and with a fabulous ability to kick hard in any attack, Havik, whose name translates into English as Hawk, is capable of following any opponent or dictating the course of events in any of the Six Day disciplines.
 
His biggest success to date came whilst partnering fellow Dutchman Niki Terpstra to victory on the 2014 Six Days of Amsterdam, this despite the very serious crash involving his grandfather Cees Stam who was competing as a Derny pacer.Læs Mindre >

Mark Cavendish

Born 1985 – Isle of Man

1 Professional Six Day victory

A product of the incredibly successful British Cycling academy system, The ‘Manx Missile’ is the most successful road sprinter in modern history. His total number of Tour de France stage wins is unsurpassed for a Briton and he has also won both Milan-San Remo and at the UCI World Championship Road Race where he became only the second British man in history to win the Rainbow JerseyLæs Mere >
A product of the incredibly successful British Cycling academy system, The ‘Manx Missile’ is the most successful road sprinter in modern history. His total number of Tour de France stage wins is unsurpassed for a Briton and he has also won both Milan-San Remo and at the UCI World Championship Road Race where he became only the second British man in history to win the Rainbow Jersey.

But Cavendish’s roots are on the track and most especially in the madison, points and scratch events that form the bedrock of Six Day racing.

He has twice been World Madison Champion, partnered firstly with close friend Rob Hayles in 2005 and again three years later, this time with Bradley Wiggins.

Cavendish has been widely credited for an upsurge in interest in Six Day racing both in the UK and on the continent in the recent past. He made his professional Six Day debut at Ghent in 2014. Partnered with the most successful Six Day racer of modern times, Iljo Keisse, Cavendish fought long and hard but had to settle for the second step of the podium at his first event. A few short days later though, Cavendish made up for his disappointment by registering his first, and to date, only victory in Six Day Racing at Zurich, again partnered with Keisse.Læs Mindre >

Marc Hester

Born 1985 – Denmark

1 Professional Six Day victory

A true Six Day specialist the man from Copenhagen made a dramatic breakthrough on the international Six Day scene in 2012 when, partnered with Belgian Iljo Keisse, he took the overall win in the Six Days of Copenhagen. Hester has been a regular on the Six Day circuit throughout his professional career, placing on the podium in Bremen, Cremona, Grenoble and GhentLæs Mere >
A true Six Day specialist the man from Copenhagen made a dramatic breakthrough on the international Six Day scene in 2012 when, partnered with Belgian Iljo Keisse, he took the overall win in the Six Days of Copenhagen. Hester has been a regular on the Six Day circuit throughout his professional career, placing on the podium in Bremen, Cremona, Grenoble and Ghent.
 
One of the smartest tactical brains and fastest pair of legs in Six Day racing, Marc Hester is seemingly capable of sustaining great speeds over long distances and then still having the ability to launch an attack. There are few riders who can maintain an attack for as long as Hester.
 
Hester has been a road professional since 2005 and currently rides with British UCI squad ONE Pro Cycling.Læs Mindre >

Sir Bradley Wiggins

Born 1980 – Belgium

1 Professional Six Day victory

Britain’s first Tour de France victor could be said to have track racing in his blood. His Australian father Gary was an accomplished track rider but Bradley’s achievements on both road and track have placed him firmly in the pantheon of all time cycling greatsLæs Mere >
Britain’s first Tour de France victor could be said to have track racing in his blood. His Australian father Gary was an accomplished track rider but Bradley’s achievements on both road and track have placed him firmly in the pantheon of all time cycling greats.

Wiggins first came to the attention of the cycling public in 1998 with victory in individual pursuit at the Junior Track World Championships. Within 2 years he burst onto the Six Day scene with a 3rd place at his first Six Day race in Grenoble.

After a year away Wiggins returned to the professional Six Day circuit, partnering the veteran Belgian-Australian Matthew Gilmore in Ghent. It was an assured performance by the 22 year old Briton at the prestigious event, but Wiggins turned away from what looked like a promising Six Day career to pursue his ambitions at the Olympics and the professional peloton.

Wiggins proved to be a rider with an unmatched ability to focus on a goal and achieve it, in almost any field he chose: Olympic Gold in the individual and team pursuit on the track and in the time trial on the road; multiple world championships, including the madison with Mark Cavendish in 2008; a triumphant first overall victory in the Tour de France for a British rider in 2012; and, a swansong World Time Trial Championship in 2014.

Wiggins was knighted in 2013 in recognition of his outstanding sporting achievements.Læs Mindre >

Jens Mouris

Born 1980 – The Netherlands

Currently riding for the Australian Orica – GreenEDGE squad, this powerhouse of a Dutchman is one of the most likeable and in demand team members on the current Six Day circuit, despite having not won an event as yetLæs Mere >
Currently riding for the Australian Orica – GreenEDGE squad, this powerhouse of a Dutchman is one of the most likeable and in demand team members on the current Six Day circuit, despite having not won an event as yet.
 
A former team pursuiter, Mouris has the ability to ride strongly of a long distance making him the perfect partner to many of the more speedy riders who have the edge on the big Dutchman the sprint events. His trackcraft is exemplary and he can be seen positioning himself beautifully for long efforts in the madison during events.
 
Mouris began his road racing career with British squad DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed and has been in demand by teams ever since as a safe pair of hands, a strong domestique and an excellent time trialist.Læs Mindre >