The Ghent Six Day Race

November 22, 2016

By GCR Roving Reporter – Julian Blackler.

The Ghent Six Day Race has a heritage going back to the 1920’s. raced at the University velodrome multi disciplinary events are raced over six evenings. A massive draw for cycling fans across Europe.

This year saw Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish return to de Kuipke in their Rainbow jerseys as Madison World Champions…. but unusually at Ghent….this time as partners. Potentially Wiggins last professional race ( now we don’t believe that) the pair beat a strong field in the very last race with an audacious attack inside the last 20 laps.

The racing was matched by great evenings in the mosh pit in the centre of the track, great music, food on tap and the beer wasn’t bad either….

Ghent 6 Day Race

Ghent 6 Day Race

Ghent 6 Day Race