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Six Day Copenhagen – A Beginner’s Guide

01 February 2018

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Barely have we caught our breath after a thrilling climax to Six Day Berlin and the carnival of cycling rolls into Copenhagen.

But our riders are hardy souls and just love to race Six Days, so we do it all again, starting tonight, in the final round of the Six Day Series with all-important qualifying points up for grabs.

The Mallorca Series Final is in sight for some riders, with all that stands between them and a trip for some spring sunshine being the next six days in Denmark.

So, as is tradition, let’s take a look at what’s in store at the Ballerup Super Arena.

What?

The final chance to earn Six Day Series points before the final in Mallorca.

When?

February 1-6

Where?

Ballerup Super Arena

How to watch:

Six Day Berlin will be live on Eurosport 2 each night – click here for the schedule

How to follow:

You can keep up to date with all the results, highlights and behind the scenes action via @SixDayCycling on TwitterInstagram and Facebook

Ones to watch

Men

Six Day Copenhagen allows fans to see their favourite racers mix things up a little with their pairings as traditional duos split for a fresh face.

Winner just this week with Wim Stroetinga, Yoeri Havik will team up with one half of his rival duo and spend the week exchanging handslings with Moreno de Pauw.

The other half of the Belgian board masters, Kenny de Ketele, will wear the famed number seven jersey – normally reserved for the Danish favourites – as he teams up with Michael Morkov.

Michael’s younger brother will race alongside Spain’s Sebastian Mora Vedri, while his usual partner Marc Hester teams up with Germany’s Leif Lampater.

A host of new faces will also be taking to the track but there is still room for nation pairings as Andreas Mueller will be rejoined by fellow Austrian Andreas Graf – who missed Berlin through illness – while Irish duo Mark Downey and Felix English will look to continue their Six Day Series progression.

Women

The women’s event is once again an individual contest, before they pair up for the final Madison on Day 3.

There will be a strong Canadian presence in Copenhagen with four of the 22-strong field racing under the maple leaf flag.

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Allison Beveridge and Jasmin Duehring return once again but this time they will each pair up with Maggie Coles-Lyster and Stephanie Roorda, respectively, for the Madison.

Six Day London riders Julie Leth and Amalie Winther Olsen will be flying the flag for Denmark, but this time Leth teams up with fellow Dane Tusnelda Maria Svanholmer while Winther Olsen rides the Madison with America’s Christina Birch.

Another dangerous rider could be Lisa Kuellmer, with the German looking to build on a promising performance in Berlin.

Not to be missed

Longest lap

It’s back! A test of bike handling and explosive speed, the longest lap is sure to get the crowd on their feet each night.

Series 6 sprints

Quick-fire sprints and a chance to earn valuable points in the men’s Six Day event, the Series 6 sprints provide blink-and-you’ll-miss-it racing.

Women’s derny

The derny races are not just confined to the men’s competition in Copenhagen, with the women also getting the chance to show their mettle behind the world’s best motor-pacers.

Massive Madisons

If you thought a 60-minute Madison was epic, you haven’t seen anything yet. The elite races and Six Day Copenhagen get going with a 75-minute Madison on day one!

Split Saturday

Not content with six sessions of racing, Six Day Copenhagen features two sessions of racing, with the having elite racing from 1pm until 3.20pm, and the second running from 7.30pm until 11.20pm.

Tickets for Six Day London 2018 start from £20.40 and are available now – here

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