Derny pacer in critical condition after Six-Days of Amsterdam crash

Spectators report that Cees Stam may have fainted shortly before fall

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Six-day derny pacer and former cyclist Cees Stam remains in critical condition after a crash in the Six-Days of Amsterdam last night. Stam fell while pacing his grandson Yoeri Havik in the derny race in the second night and took down others in the accident.

The 68-year-old Dutchman spent the night at the University Hospital in Amsterdam. "Stam has displayed some positive signs overnight, but his condition overall remains critical," read a race statement today. "The organisation remains in close contact with the family."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.