Six Day cycling starts at the Olympic velodrome on Tuesday and here is your guide to the action
In 2015, London played host to its first six-day event since 1980, marking a return to its spiritual home. And it’s back again for 2018 after the success of last three years.
Back in 1878 the Islington Agricultural Hall played host to the first six day when riders attempted to complete 1,000 miles over six consecutive days – an event won by Sheffield’s William Cann.
Since then several venues in London have hosted such events, including the Westminster Aquarium, Alexandra Palace, Earls Court and Wembley Arena – which hosted the last one 36 years ago.
After a three-decade hiatus the six day returned to London in 2015, making its home at the Lee Valley Velodrome and attracting a world-class field of riders.
Belgian Kenny De Ketele and Moreno De Pauw won the event on its return, beating British pair Chris Latham and Oliver Wood into second, with Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish taking second to the Belgians who won again in 2016. Australians Callum Scotson and Cameron Meyer then took the crown in 2017 with a dominant display.
In six evenings of action, riders will once again compete in the classic six day disciplines such as the Madison, Derny race, elimination races and individual time trials.
Six Brits will be riding in the men’s competition, including the pairings of Chris Latham and Andy Tennant, Adam Blythe and Jon Dibben, and Joe Nally and Fred Wright.
Alongside the men’s Six Day competition, spectators will be able to follow a women’s event on the final three days of the competition, with the likes of Megan Barker and Emily Nelson among the Brits competing.
Then there’s also another sprinters’ competition that runs throughout the six days.
If you are able to get down to the Olympic Velodrome you can still pick up tickets at the London Six Day website.
Tuesday, October 23, from 18.00
Wednesday, October 24, from 18.00
Thursday, October 25, from 18.00
Friday, October 26, from 18.00
Saturday, October 27, from 18.15
Sunday, October 28, from 16.00
Six Day riders
1 Roger Kluge & Theo Reinhardt
2 Andreas Graf & Andreas Müller
3 Yoeri Havik & Wim Stroetinga
4 Wojciech Pszczolarski & Daniel Staniszewski
5 Nick Stöpler & Melvin van Zijl
6 Jules Hesters & Otto Vergaerde
7 Mark Hester & Jesper Mørkov
8 Leigh Howard & Kelland O’Brien
9 Chris Latham & Andy Tennant
10 Adam Blythe & Jon Dibben
11 Henning Bommel & Kersten Thiele
12 Stephen Hall & Joshua Harrison
13 Daniel Barbor & Ludek Lichnovsky
14 Joe Nally & Fred Wright
15 Shane Archbold & Aaron Gate
16 Jb Murphy & Fintan Ryan
Women’s Six Day riders (pairs for team elim/Madison only):
1 Kirsten Wild & Nina Kessler
2 Rebecca Reybould & Jessica Roberts
3 Ashlee Ankudinoff & Georgia Baker
4 Kristina Clonan & Amy Pauwels
5 Michaela Drummond & Raquel Sheath
6 Amalie Winther Olsen & Michelle Lauge Quaade
7 Daria Pikulik & Wiktoria Pikulik
8 Megan Barker & Abbie Dentus
9 Peta Ševčíková & Tereza Medvedová
10 Michaela Ebert & Lea Lin Teutenberg
11 Evgenia Agustinas & Emily Nelson
12 Shannon McCurley & Alice Sharpe
1 Max Levy
2 Lewis Oliva
3 François Pervis
4 Robert Föstermann
5 Alexander Spratt
6 Shane Perkins
London Six-Day live TV coverage
Day 1: 19.55 to 22.30, British Eurosport 1
Day 2: 19.55 to 22.45, British Eurosport 1
Day 3: 19.55 to 22.30, British Eurosport 1
Day 4: 19.55 to 22.50, British Eurosport 1
Day 5: 19.55 to 10.45, British Eurosport 1
Day 6: 17.30 to 20.45, British Eurosport 1