16 outstanding images from London Six Day so far

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Riders begin the Madison Chase at the Lee Valley Velopark in London
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A selection of stunning images from the 2017 London Six Day by Sam Holden - www.samholdenagency.com

Opening night

Riders take part in the Madison of the London Six Day opening night

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Opening night

Riders take part in the Madison of the London Six Day opening night

Warm-up

Cav warms up on the track with the other Six Day riders

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Warm-up

Cav warms up on the track with the other Six Day riders

Derny

Moreno De Pauw tucks in behind his Derny partner

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Derny

Moreno De Pauw tucks in behind his Derny partner

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Riders begin the Madison Chase at the Lee Valley Velopark in London

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Start gun

Riders begin the Madison Chase at the Lee Valley Velopark in London

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Riders begin the Madison Chase at the Lee Valley Velopark in London

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Start gun

Riders begin the Madison Chase at the Lee Valley Velopark in London

Handsling

Belgian pair Moreno De Pauw and Kenny De Ketele switch in the Madison

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Handsling

Belgian pair Moreno De Pauw and Kenny De Ketele switch in the Madison

Cav on the boards

After an up and down road season, Mark Cavendish is back on the boards at the Six Day alongside Peter Kennaugh

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Cav on the boards

After an up and down road season, Mark Cavendish is back on the boards at the Six Day alongside Peter Kennaugh

Manx men

Cavendish and Kennaugh are looking to top the podium at the London Six Day and stop the Belgians from taking a third straight win

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Manx men

Cavendish and Kennaugh are looking to top the podium at the London Six Day and stop the Belgians from taking a third straight win

Ready to go

Riders get ready to race at the London Six Day

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Ready to go

Riders get ready to race at the London Six Day

Under the spotlight

The Six Day has more party atmosphere than most track meetings, with a track centre DJ

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Under the spotlight

The Six Day has more party atmosphere than most track meetings, with a track centre DJ

Out onto the track

Riders face six days of gruelling track racing, with a Madison to finish the whole thing off

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Out onto the track

Riders face six days of gruelling track racing, with a Madison to finish the whole thing off

Crowd favourites

Like Cav and Bradley Wiggins last year, Cav and Kennaugh are the home crowd favourites in London

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Crowd favourites

Like Cav and Bradley Wiggins last year, Cav and Kennaugh are the home crowd favourites in London

Full speed

The off-season track competitions provide road riders with some top-level racing to keep them ticking over until the new year

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Full speed

The off-season track competitions provide road riders with some top-level racing to keep them ticking over until the new year

Sprinters' comp

Between Six Day events, the track sprinters have their own on-running competition

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Sprinters' comp

Between Six Day events, the track sprinters have their own on-running competition

Defending champs

The Belgian duo of Moreno De Pauw and Kenny De Ketele have won both editions of the London Six Day since it was brought back in 2015

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Defending champs

The Belgian duo of Moreno De Pauw and Kenny De Ketele have won both editions of the London Six Day since it was brought back in 2015

British pairs

British pairings of Ollie Wood and Mark Stewart and Steven Burke and Chris Latham are also taking part in the event

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British pairs

British pairings of Ollie Wood and Mark Stewart and Steven Burke and Chris Latham are also taking part in the event

Track bikes

Riders will normally look after their own bikes at track events, changing chainring size to suit each event

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Track bikes

Riders will normally look after their own bikes at track events, changing chainring size to suit each event