Olympic champion Franziska Brauße and the two-time Madison world champions Roger Kluge and Theo Reinhardt have been confirmed as the first German starters for SIX DAY BERLIN. Lea Sophie Friedrich and Robert Förstemann will start in the sprint. After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the 110th Berlin Six-Day Race will be held at the Velodrom Berlin from January 27th to January 29th, 2023.

Valts Miltovics, Managing Director of Six Day Berlin: “We are delighted that we will finally be able to offer top track cycling at the Velodrom Berlin again at the end of January. After a two-year break, we have had to shorten the concept to three days, but so we are bundling top sport, party and family Sunday on the three top days of Friday, Saturday and Sunday.”

Roger Kluge, current European Madison champion: “I am very happy to be able to compete at Six Day Berlin again after three years. The atmosphere in Berlin is unique. In addition, Theo Reinhardt and I would like to defend our European Championship title two weeks after SIX DAY Berlin. For this, Berlin is the optimal preparation and extremely valuable from a sporting point of view.”

The rest of the rider field will be announced shortly. “Currently we are talking with other top athletes from track cycling and will be able to sign them up for the Six Day Berlin in the coming days,” Valts Miltovics continued.

Dieter Stein, Sporting Director of the Berlin Six Day Race: “We will see intense competitions at the 110th Six Day Race, as there is less time to act and catch up due to the shortened race days. I’m already looking forward to the different tactics of the teams and how they will deal with the new situation.”

Stayers and the big finale on Family Sunday

The Berlin Six-Day Race kicks off on Friday, January 27, 2023, starting at 6 p.m.. In the Velodrom Berlin, all visitors can expect the familiar variety of great atmosphere and party as well as top sport on the track. The highlight will then be the traditional stayers, who will complete their laps shortly before midnight at the end of the opening evening.

On Saturday, the action also continues from 6 p.m. to midnight with 18 top sporting events on and off the track. 12 men’s and 12 women’s teams will compete in this SIX DAY race. In addition, there will be the best sprinters. For the first time, the women will race the same number of elite races as the men, in the endurance disciplines as well as in the sprint.

The grand finale and the Family Sunday fall on the same day for the first time this year. Between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. on January 29th, families with children in particular will be offered a great program. On the track, the best sprinters will compete at the end of the three-day Six Day Race – and in the final 100 laps of the women and 120 laps of the men, the new Madison Champions of the Six Day Berlin 2023 will be defined.

Each day of competition will be opened by junior races, which will be organized together with the BRV. From U15 to U23 races, this will be an important opportunity for up-and-coming athletes to measure themselves against international competition.

Six Day Berlin 2023 at the Velodrom Berlin

Friday, January 27th 2023, 6:00 p.m.- Midnight
Saturday, January 28th 2023, 6:00 p.m.- Midnight
Sunday, January 29th 2023, 3:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.