Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish headline world class London Six Day field

A star-studded line-up for the London Six Day has been revealed, including the much anticipated appearance of Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish

Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish win the Madison, Track World Championships 2016

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

World, Olympic and Six Day champions will be on show at the London Six Day, starting October 25, with Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish heading a star-studded men's field.

Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald, gold medal winners at Rio 2016, lead the three-day women's omnium field and German Olympic duo Joachim Eilers and Max Levy join an exciting field of sprinters.

Reigning London Six Day champions Kenny de Ketele and Moreno de Pauw return to defend their title, with two more British duos and several track champions adding to the spectacle.

"Outside of a world championship or Olympic Games, there cannot be many stronger fields put together on the track, with nine former world champions, a current Olympic Champion, last year's winners and some of the best six day riders around," said Madison Sports Group CEO Mark Darbon.

"Add to that a really strong women’s field with two of our GB gold medallists and you can start to see why the crowds are flocking to Six Day. And the event wouldn’t be complete without the sprinters who bring bags of entertainment to the proceedings as well as explosive racing."

Raleigh-GAC duo and track world champions Albert Torres and Sebastian Mora team up, with former world Madison champion Morgan Kniesky, also on Raleigh's books, rides with 21-year-old Benjamin Thomas - the pair won silver in the Madison at this year's Worlds.

Cameron Meyer returns to cycling having temporarily retired this summer, riding with Olympic team pursuit silver medallist Callum Scotson. Ollie Wood teams up with Jon Dibben, while Andy Tennant and Chris Latham make up the third British team.

“It is a really top class field and I’ve heard from a lot of the riders that the London Six was one of the hardest Six Days of the whole of last season to race," Meyer said.

“I’ve only done two Six Days before, I was on the podium both times and won one of them in 2012, in Berlin," Meyer said.

“OK, I haven’t done lots and lots and lots, like some of the others, but I’ve had a taste of it and I’ve tasted success in it, so for myself I don’t think it will be anything new.

“I’m ready for what the Six Days will throw at me, but with my partner, Callum Scotson, it’s going to be a new experience for him and I’m sure he’s going to lean a lot on my experience throughout the six nights.”

Six Day riders

1. Mark Cavendish & Sir Bradley Wiggins (GBR)

2. Kenny de Ketele & Moreno de Pauw (BEL)

3. Yoeri Havik & Wim Stroetinga (NED)

4. Leif Lampater & Marcel Kalz (GER)

5. Albert Torres & Sebastian Mora Vedri (ESP)

6. Morgan Kneisky & Benjamin Thomas (FRA)

7. Marc Hester & Jesper Morkov (DEN)

8. Andreas Muller & Andreas Graf (AUT)

9. Ollie Wood & Jon Dibben (GBR)

10. Cameron Meyer & Callum Scotson (AUS)

11. Alex Buttazzoni & Fracesco Lamon (ITA)

12. Casper Pederson & Alex Rasmussen (DEN)

13. Jens Mouris & Pim Ligthart (NED)

14. Christian Grasmann & Max Beyer (GER)

15. Tristan Marguet & Claudio Imhoff (SUI)

16. Andy Tennant & Chris Latham (GBR)

Women's omnium riders:

1. Katie Archibald (GBR)

2. Elinor Barker (GBR)

3. Laura Basso (ITA)

4. Charlotte Becker (GER)

5. Elizabeth Bennett (GBR)

6. Verena Eberhardt (AUT)

7. Neah Evans (GBR)

8. Niki Kovacs (GBR)

9. Alina Lange (GER)

10. Jarmila Machačová (CZE)

11. Kelly Markus (NED)

12. Alžbetá Pavlendova (SVK)

13. Marit Raaijmakers (NED)

14. Sophie Lankford (GBR)

15. Anita Yvonne Stenberg (NOR)

Sprinters:

1. Matthew Rotherham (GBR)

2. Thomas Rotherham (GBR)

3. Joachim Eielers (GER)

4. Nate Koch (USA)

5. Njisane Philip (TT)

6. Max Levy (GER)

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