Stacked men’s field to light up Phynova Six Day London

30th September 2019

A sparkling elite men’s line-up with a collective 29 World Championship medals will grace Phynova Six Day London 2019.

Riders from 13 nations will feature in a field packed with world-class racing talent, set to vie for glory at the Lee Valley VeloPark between 22-27 October.

2018 champions Yoeri Havik and Wim Stroetinga return to defend their title having claimed overall Six Day Series honours last season and will be the team to beat.

The Dutch duo also claimed victory at the inaugural Six Day Manchester and Havik won the first-ever edition of Six Day Hong Kong alongside Kenny De Ketele.

The London crowd will have a host of home heroes to cheer with triple world champion Mark Cavendish and reigning Olympic champion Owain Doull leading the Brit pack.

Six-time European champion Andy Tennant will also feature alongside Matt Bostock, with Jon Dibben and Chris Latham also representing the host nation.

In-form sprinter Caleb Ewan, fresh from three stage wins at this year’s Tour De France, will be partnered by 2015 Track World Cup winner Joshua Harrison.

Stephen Hall and Zack Gilmore will also represent Australia.

Olympic gold medallist Elia Viviani will be partnered with fellow Italian Simone Consonni – a serial medallist at the highest level with three World Championship and three European medals.

Germany’s Theo Reinhardt, who broke records en route to Six Day Berlin victory with Roger Kluge last season, will be joined on the boards by 25-year-old Max Beyer.

Andreas Muller and Andreas Graf featured at every stage of the Six Day Series last year and are back for more in London.

Seasoned Six Day pairings in Poland’s Daniel Staniszewski and Filip Prokopyszyn, USA’s Dan Holloway and Adrian Hegyvary and New Zealand’s Josh Scott and Huge Jones are also confirmed for the event.

Experienced campaigner Marc Hester and teenage star Oliver Wulff Frederiksen team up for Denmark while France’s Bryan Coquard and Donovan Grondin and Ireland’s Mark Downey and Felix English will also compete.

ELITE MEN RIDERS:

Mark Cavendish and Owain Doull
(Great Britain)
Andy Tennant and Matt Bostock
(Great Britain)
Elia Viviani and Simone Consonni
(Italy)
Jon Dibben and Chris Latham
(Great Britain)
Stephen Hall and Zack Gilmore
(Australia)
Caleb Ewan and Joshua Harrison
(Australia)
Yoeri Havik and Wim Stroetinga
(Netherlands)
Theo Reinhardt and Max Beyer
(Germany)
Daniel Staniszewski and Filip Prokopyszyn
(Poland)
Mark Downey and Felix English
(Ireland)
Bryan Coquard and Donovan Grondin
(France)
Ludek Lichnovsky and Denis Rugovac
(Czech Republic)
Oliver Wulff Frederiksen and Mark Hester
(Denmark)
Andreas Müller and Andreas Graf
(Austria)
Dan Holloway and Adrian Hegyvary
(USA)
Josh Scott and Hugo Jones
(New Zealand)

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Hot property Ewan ready to fire at Phynova Six Day London

16th September 2019

Hot property Caleb Ewan is a sucker for a stadium atmosphere and says he can’t wait to make his Six Day debut at Phynova Six Day London next month.

Weeks after soaring to victory down the Champs-Elysees, his third stage win of the 2019 Tour De France, Ewan will line up in a loaded field at the London 2012 Olympic venue from October 22-27.

The 25-year-old last appeared on the track at the 2013 Australian National Track Championships and feels the unique Six Day atmosphere is the perfect place to get back on the boards.

“Six Day is something I’ve heard a lot about but never actually done so I’m excited to compete in London,” said Ewan.

“From what I’ve been told It’s a bit of a party atmosphere and there’s always a good vibe in the London velodrome.

“I’m looking forward to racing in front of a big crowd in a small space. That’s something as bike riders we don’t tend to get to do so much.

“I can’t wait to experience the stadium atmosphere that Six Day brings.”

The Lotto-Soudal sprinter has seven Grand Tour stage wins to his name, including the second stage of this year’s Giro D’Italia before withdrawing to prepare for Le Tour.

This year Ewan collected five stage podiums in the first 15 stages, the first Tour De France debutant to do so since Peter Sagan in 2012.

When he pipped Elia Viviani, also in the field for Six Day London, to victory in Nimes he became the first rider under the age of 26 to win stages at each Grand Tour since Mark Cavendish.

With Cavendish and Viviani also at the head of Six Day’s most illustrious line-up yet, Ewan knows his lack of recent track experience means he’ll have to box clever next month.

“I go up against Mark and Elia on the road during the season, but it’s going to be a unique experience going up against them on the track,” he said.

“Those guys are a lot more experienced on the track than I am. I’m probably the underdog when I’m up against them, so I’m just hoping I can be competitive against them.

“I think if I’m going to get any edge, I’ll have to watch some videos of how they race on the track. On the track it’s a little bit easier to analyse than on the road.

“I’m going to have to do my research and hopefully I can get an edge on them.”

Ewan is no stranger to London – although his European base is in Monaco, he has close family and friends in the city and often visits.

Having competed at the Tour of Britain on a number of occasions, finishing in the capital, the Australian already has a flavour of what to expect from the British crowd.

“The British crowd’s been great,” he said.

“Usually there’s quite a big rivalry between the UK and Australia, but the crowd can be quite warm to an Australian rider.

“I’ve raced twice in London and right in the middle of the city is one of the best atmospheres I’ve ever been in. It’s such an enthusiastic crowd and I love racing in the UK.”

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Doull and Ewan join field for Six Day London

16th September 2019

Olympic gold medallist and three-time European Champion Owain Doull will partner Mark Cavendish at Phynova Six Day London 2019.

Doull won gold in the team pursuit at the 2016 Rio Olympics, while competing alongside Bradley Wiggins, Ed Clancy and Steven Burke, and setting a new world record in the process.

Owain, who is the first Welsh-speaking athlete to win Olympic gold, will be making his Six Day Series debut, having just competed at Vuelta a España 2019.

Doull said: “I can’t wait to race alongside Mark at Phynova Six Day London, he’s a British cycling legend and I’m sure we’ll perform well together. I’ve heard great things about Six Day and will be determined to bring it home for Wales under the lights.”

Also joining the men’s field for Phynova Six Day London 2019 is Australian Caleb Ewan, fresh from winning three stages at this year’s Tour de France, including the prestigious Champs-Elysees stage. The 25-year-old sprinter, who also has three Giro d’Italia and one Vuelta a España stage wins under his belt, will also make his Six Day debut.

Ewan added: “Six Day has a great reputation around the world, including in Australia, so I’m pumped to be racing in London this year.

“The calibre of riders is very high, with icons like Cavendish and Viviani racing in the capital. This year has gone well for me so far, so I hope that I can add to the Australian sporting honours won in England by taking the crown.”

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Archibald and Barker set for Phynova Six Day London

6th September 2019

Olympic gold medallists and world record holders Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker will compete at Phynova Six Day London 2019.

The British pair, who topped the podium together as they romped to team pursuit gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016, are all set to get their home crowd on their feet at the Lee Valley Velodrome.

Archibald, 25, is a triple world champion and eleven-time European gold medallist, breaking the women’s team pursuit world record at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

She returns to the Lee Valley Velodrome having scooped the Six Day London title in both 2016 and 2017, claiming last season’s overall crown following her win at the Six Day final in Brisbane last April.

“Six Day events are like nothing else on the calendar and I can’t wait to get back to London’s iconic Lee Valley VeloPark,” said Archibald.

“I’ve got some amazing memories of winning at Six Day London and I’ll be looking to perform well again in October in front of the London crowd.”

The Glasgow-raised star also took the spoils at the inaugural Phynova Six Day Manchester in 2019, beating Laura Kenny to the crown.

Archibald is a model of consistency having never finished lower than second place across the six events in which she has competed.

She will be joined on the bill at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by Barker, a four-time world and five-time European gold medallist.

The Welsh ace is no stranger to Six Day having claimed overall wins in Amsterdam in 2017 and Mallorca in 2017 – this will be her second appearance in London and fourth in the series.

“I’m very excited to be returning for Six Day this October, and really looking forward to racing with Katie,” said Barker.

“We’ve obviously shared the highest moment of our careers to date when we won together in Rio 2016, so it will be fiercely competitive between us when we meet in London.”

The Six Day Series returns to London for a fifth consecutive year with Archibald and Barker bolstering an impressive line-up that includes two of the world’s top sprinters in Mark Cavendish and Elia Viviani.

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