Laura Kenny confirmed as stars align for Six Day

7th October 2019

Laura
Kenny, the most decorated female track cyclist in the history of the Olympic
Games, is set to star at Phynova Six Day London 2019 and Six Day Manchester
2020.

The
four-time Olympic champion is Great Britain’s most successful-ever female
athlete, with seven World Championships and 12 European Championship titles to
her name.

Kenny
will be partnered in London by Elinor Barker, reigniting a partnership that saw
them grab team pursuit gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

“I
love Six Day and can’t wait to compete in London and again in Manchester,” said
Kenny.

“There’s
just nothing like it in the racing calendar, with the music, lights and fans
creating the most amazing atmosphere.

“Being
paired with Elinor again will be great fun, and we definitely know how to bring
the best out of each other, like we did at the 2016 Olympics.

“We’re
great friends, but also big rivals, so will be challenging each other to
perform and hopefully bring home the gold for the UK fans.”

The 27-year-old will also headline the second edition of Six Day Manchester, set for the National Cycling Centre on 13-15 March.

There
will be cycling superstars aplenty at both events with British pair Katie
Archibald and Neah Evans set to duel for home honours later this month.

Evans
is a familiar face to Six Day fans having claimed overall victory at the
inaugural Six Day Hong Kong last season, pipping Emily Nelson to the title by
two points.

Nelson will join fellow Brit Manon Lloyd on the start line, with Ireland well-represented by Alice Sharpe and Emily Kay and Shannon McCurley and Mia Griffin.

Other stars in the women’s line-up include former world scratch race champion Rachele Barbieri, who will be partnered by Simona Frapporti.

For Russia, bronze medalist in the individual pursuit at the recent European Games, Tamara Dronova is paired with Maria Averina, a multiple medalist in UCI track world cup rounds.

Elite Women Riders:

Laura Kenny and Elinor Barker
(Great Britain)
Katie Archibald and Neah Evans
(Great Britain)
Emily Nelson and Manon Lloyd
(Great Britain)
Rachele Barbieri and Simona Frapporti
(Italy)
Michelle Lauge Quaade and Amalie Winther Olsen
(Denmark)
Ruby Roseman-Gannon and Nicola Macdonald
(Australia)
Lea Lin Teutenberg and Finja Smekal
(Germany)
Petra Sevcikova and Jarmila Machackova
(Czech Republic)
Mylene de Zoete and Bente van Teeseling
(Netherlands)
Alice Sharpe and Emily Kay
(Ireland)
Maria Averina and Tamara Dronova
(Russia)
Shannon McCurley and Mia Griffin
(Ireland)

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