The Six Day Series wrapped up on Friday with Kenny de Ketele and Moreno de Pauw riding off with the trophy in Mallorca.

Elinor Barker and Tomas Babek also took the women’s and sprint titles respectively on a night of thrills and high drama.


Here at Six Day we want to keep that excitement going just that little bit longer so we’ve put together our Six of the Best social media moments and posts.

Cast your eyes below and enjoy…


No champagne for Barker

If you’ve got your hands on the first ever Six Day Series women’s omnium title, you might be forgiven for wanting to go a bit crazy with your celebrations.

There was a shortage of bubbles for Elinor Barker though as a slight mishap with the bottle meant the champagne cork wasn’t popped.

Some might say inexperience, Elinor’s claimed on Instagram that is was simply about preserving the bottle as a memento – we’ll let you make your minds up on that one…


So happy to have won the @sixdaycycling final last night, my last race before worlds. Not being able to open the champagne might have looked like inexperience but it was obviously a purely tactical Move because now I have a giant bottle to take home with me 🍾 • • I'm giving away two of my signed 6 day jerseys to two people who donate to the virgin money giving page in my bio. If the total reaches £500 I'll pick one person at random, and again at £1000. Make sure you leave your name and email address so I can contact you. Good luck!

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How the champagne should flow

If Elinor opted for a dry celebration, then the sprint boys definitely showed her how it was done.

It was a case of duck for cover as shown in Matt Rotherham’s Instagram post with the champagne going everywhere.

And then there was this little video as Moreno and Kenny got a face full by their competitors!

Martinez plays up to the crowd

Riding in front of your home crowd is certainly something to savour – just ask the likes of Mark Cavendish, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Katie Archibald who all lapped up the attention at Six Day London.

In Mallorca it was the turn of the Spaniards to take centre stage – and that they did, included a certain Alejandro Martinez.

He may have missed out on the sprint crown, but he still made sure to catch the camera’s lens!

Nate shows his love for the fans

American Nate Koch has certainly proved a fan favourite in this Six Day Series – anyone remember the dinosaur at Six Day London??

But Nate was quick to return the favour in Mallorca, showing his appreciation for all the support in a hashtag filled post on Instagram afterwards.


Always time for the fans!!! When you have fun, I have fun! #teamnater #naterhere #natekoch #theshowman #sixdaymallorca #trackbike #mallorca #fixie #fixieporn #bikeporn #velodrome #bespokechainrings #ismseat 📸 @arne_mill @sixdaymallorca @sixdaycycling @bespokechainrings @champsys @bontcycling @fatrackcycling @powermetercity @rpsportsus @bontcycling @cnpperformance @ismseat

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Up close and personal

Even if you couldn’t manage to snare tickets to watch the Six Day Series finale in person, Matt Rotherham made sure to give you a track side – or should we say bike side – seat after a camera was attached to his bike!

And he even came through for the win too in the race! Nice work!

No rest for the wicked

While the likes of Nate Koch soaked up the Mallorcan sun afterwards – check out his Instagram to see him burning some rubber on a Harley Davidson around town – Six Day Series winners Moreno de Pauw and Kenny de Ketele were back on their bikes and winning again in Ghent!

Very impressive effort from the boys there!


2nd win in less then 24h!! After the final of the @sixdaycycling in Mallorca, Kenny and I won the madison this afternoon in Ghent during the International Meeting. 2 hard days with not much sleep but it was all worth it! ;-) Tomorrow we leave for 10 days to Portugal with @belgiancycling! But first... Some SLEEP!! :-) #track #cycling #sixdays #instacycling #happy #trainingmode

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