After taking part in the Olympic Champions parade in London, Beijing gold and silver medallist Jason Kenny will now take part in the Six Days of Amsterdam, which run from October 20th – 25th.
?It?ll be Jason?s first Six Days, it?s a sign he?s moving up amongst the world sprint elite,? British national sprint coach Iain Dyer told Cycling Weekly.
?He?ll be doing Amsterdam and then Rotterdam [from January 2nd – 7th], which Chris Hoy is also doing.
?It?s quite hectic at Six Days, racing into the small hours of the morning every day, and he?s got a lot on with the World Cup coming up soon as well.
?But even if Jason?s next big targets like the World Championships are still a way away, riding these two Six Days will be a good experience.
?Craig [McLean], Chris and Ross [Edgar] have all done Six Days in the past. It will give him more knowledge about top class rivals. It?s all to the good.?
Usually at Six Days, the sprint events – which take place every day – are slotted between two chunks of endurance racing, with an overall winner by the end of the series.
At Amsterdam, local hero Theo Bos of Holland will be the 20-year-old Kenny?s best-known rival in the sprints. Olympic points gold medallist Juan Llaneras, and soon-to-retire road racers Paolo Bettini and Erik Zabel are headlining in the endurance events.
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