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Kenny expects German test at Phynova Six Day Manchester

22 March 2019

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Jason Kenny is expecting three nights of riveting racing and pledged to get ‘stuck in’ to an England vs Germany sprint tussle at Phynova Six Day Manchester.

Kenny’s first appearance at the Six Day Series has seen excitement reach fever pitch for the inaugural staging of the event at the home of British Cycling.

And as Britain’s joint-most decorated Olympian prepares for a return to home boards, he’ll find a field of five exciting talents standing in the way of victory.

The north-west is set for a riveting battle between England and Germany, with three-time Olympic medallist Max Levy and ‘Quadzilla’ Robert Forstemann out to spoil the party.

“There’s always a good standard at Six Day, the German lads are always racing hard so the standard will be good and will allow us to get stuck in.

“It would be nice to come away with some honed skills, you take things for granted and sometimes it’s good to go back to working on what you do best.

“Every race is important and I want to get something out of every race I do, I’m never on the track for the sake of it and I’d love to come away from it having gained something.

“I enjoy racing so that’s what I want to do. You’re riding for the same reasons as when you were 14 years old and you’re working on those skills that will help you down the line.”

Kenny, who won Track World Cup gold at the venue all the way back in 2008, will be joined by fellow Brits Jack Carlin and Matt Rotherham in high-octane sprint events.

With cycling fans flocking to see their heroes race Six Days for the first time in the region, Kenny is expecting an electric atmosphere in the velodrome from tonight.

“It is our home, it’s where we train all the time and where I’ve trained all my life,” said the Bolton-born ace.

“There’s a really good crowd that comes to Manchester, they really transform the place – we train there in the cold, in the winter, and suddenly you get thousands of people in there and it’s something else.

“The Six Day will really help that, it is a relaxed atmosphere and people are able to sit back and enjoy it – being on home turf and ready for a race day is going to be a lot of fun.

“It’s always nice to race in front of a home, knowledgeable crowd – hopefully it can push us on and we can get some good racing out of it.”

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