Six Day Racing – Day 3 Live Stream and Results

 

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Live stream
Starts 19:20cet.

 

English Commentary

by Carlton Kirby and former world champion Tony Doyle is available from 19:20cet. You can watch yesterday’s racing now from the playlist menu too.

Dutch Commentary

Eurosport commentator Martijn Berkhout and Vacansoleil-DCM Sports Director Michel Cornelisse are responsible for the Dutch broadcast and is available from 20:15cet from the playlist menu above.

 

Attacking Lampater and Kreder rewarded with day-2 lead

Leif Lampater and Raymond Kreder was the most attentive couple during the final Madison of day two of Amsterdam six-day. Thanks to a sharp race the German-Dutch duo rose to the top position this evening. The two riders have a one-lap advantage over the rest of the field heading into tomorrow.

“We actually only wanted to stay in the same lap as the competition, but in the final we were able to take an additional one,” said Kreder. “In the end, we started to get tired but we managed to hold on. Kenny De Ketele and Gijs Van Hoecke are very strong but we now have an advantage that we can defend.”

Lampater and Kreder was the only couple who was able to sneak along with Marcel Kalz and Pim Ligthart in the final of the second Madison. The latter duo moved clear for the victory while also helping their German and Dutch colleagues to take lead. The two riders were rewarded for their attacking spirit on the Amsterdam woodwork with the sprint win.

Lap loss
Kalz and Ligthart tried to make up for their lap loss on the opening day during the first Madison. Initially, it looked like if they’d actually go free but the high-paced peloton reeled them in. Lampater and Kreder took the plunge a few laps later but couldn’t keep up their efforts until the line. They went to Melvin Boskamp and Jesper Asselman, who had gathered enough points along the way to begin day-two in the best possible way.

Marguet and Hester
Tristan Marguet and Marc Hester couldn’t improve their time trial. During the opening day they got the crowd roaring thanks to a 21:528. Today, they still managed to win with 21:684 but they couldn’t close in on Jimi Madsen’s and Marthy Northstein’s track record of 21:490. The Swiss-Danish duo still has four days to re-write the Amsterdam history books.

The sprinters
Hugo Haak is leading the Sprint Masters GC after day two. With four points, he has a one-point advantage over Jeffrey Hoogland, who’s second. Teun Mulder is the new leader in the Keirin Masters. The winner of Olympic bronze at the 2012 London Games won and took over the top spot from Matthijs Büchli in the Keirin.
General classification after day 2:

Pl Nr Koppels Rnd Pnt
1 6 Lampater Leif – Kreder Raymond 0 89
2 4 De Ketele Kenny – Van Hoeke Gijs 1 99
3 5 Stöpler Nick – Havik Yoeri 1 89
4 3 Mouris Jens – Stroetinga Wim 1 73
5 1 Ligthart Pim – Kalz Marcel 1 59
6 8 Marguet Tristan – Hester Marc 2 58
7 7 Markus Barry – Bartko Robert 2 10
8 12 Hochmann Jiri – Hacecky Vojtech 5 57
9 10 Kreder Wesley – Hoffmann Nolan 5 30
10 2 Gate Aaron – Roberts, Luke 5 25
11 9 Boskamp Melvin – Asselman Jesper 6 50
12 13 Caspers Didier – Van Zijl Melvin 8 15
13 11 East Guy – Holloway Daniel 9 6

The Amsterdam Six Day ends on Saturday 26 October 2013.

Six Day Results and Day 2 – Live Stream

 

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Live stream
Starts 19:00cet.

 

English Commentary

by Carlton Kirby and former world champion Tony Doyle is available from 19:20cet. You can watch yesterday’s racing now from the playlist menu too.

Dutch Commentary

Eurosport commentator Martijn Berkhout and Vacansoleil-DCM Sports Director Michel Cornelisse are responsible for the Dutch broadcast and is available from 20:15cet from the playlist menu above.

 

Van Hoecke and De Ketele first leaders of Amsterdam Six-Day after Day 1

Gijs Van Hoecke and Kenny De Ketele took the early lead in day one of the Amsterdam Six-day. On the track where they made their six-day debut last year, the two Belgians – the 2012 madison world champions – clinched the lead in the final madison over 45 minutes.

They hold a one-point lead over Yoeri Havik and Nick Stöpler.

“We were always one step ahead of the competition. Therefore, they had to attack and we were able to defend. Sometimes that’s a really nice position to be in,” De Ketele said. “Now that we are in the lead, that puts us under a little pressure but hopefully we can keep up this form for the next five days.”

Van Hoecke started the first day with confidence. “After our third place at the European Championships in Apeldoorn last weekend, we knew our legs were good.”

Havik and Stöpler
Youngsters Yoeri Havik and Nick Stöpler immediately showed that they came to Amsterdam with high hopes. They won the 90-lap Madison early in the evening. When the final Madison started they were still in the lead, but Van Hoecke and De Ketele ultimately proved to be just a little bit stronger.

Marguet’s time trial
One of the highlights of the evening was the two-lap time trial by Tristan Marguet and Marc Hester. The Swiss/Danish duo recorded a time of 21.528 seconds and was considerably faster than the competition. Jens Mouris and Wim Stroetinga finished second at nearly seven-tenths of a second. Marguet is known for his fast legs and holds several track records around the globe, which indicates he could improve as the races continues.

Sprint Masters
Hugo Hook is leading the Sprint Masters after day one. Olympic bronze medal winner Teun Mulder sits overall. Matthijs Büchli won the Keirin, a separate event of the sprint event.

General classification after day 1:

1 4 De Ketele Kenny – Van Hoeke Gijs 0 53
2 5 Stöpler Nick – Havik Yoeri 0 52
3 6 Lampater Leif – Kreder Raymond 0 43
4 3 Mouris Jens – Stroetinga Wim 0 30
5 8 Marguet Tristan – Hester Marc 1 31
6 1 Ligthart Pim – Kalz Marcel 1 29
7 7 Markus Barry – Bartko Robert 1 4
8 12 Hochmann Jiri – Hacecky Vojtech 3 29
9 9 Boskamp Melvin – Asselman Jesper 3 26
10 2 Gate Aaron – Roberts, Luke 3 16
11 10 Kreder Wesley – Hoffmann Nolan 3 5
12 13 Caspers Didier – Van Zijl Melvin 4 8
13 11 East Guy – Holloway Daniel 5 4

The Amsterdam Six Day ends on Saturday 26 October 2013.

Watch Live Stream – Amsterdam Six Day 21st-26th Oct 2013

 

 

Dates: October 21-26, 2013
On Air: Approx. 19:20 CET to 23:00 PM CET

 

With 26 world-ranked Six Day riders forming 13 teams Cycling Shorts brings you a spectaculair cycling event the legendary 6 Daagse from Amsterdam, a lively week of cycling thrills and spills.

The field of Six Day riders for Amsterdam is complete. After world champions, Olympic champions, specialists and super young talent, the latest names added to the existing list of stars is impressive, it includes defending champion Pim Ligthart.

The evening starts with a 90-lap Madison with nine sprint points, each one after ten laps. The couple with the most points wins. The Elimination race works almost the same as the Madison, but now the team that arrives latest at the finish after the bell, has to leave the track. During the derny race, riders have to do 66 laps behind a motor-paced vehicle. In Team Time Trial both riders of the team barrel down after a few warm-up laps high up on the track and do two full speed laps. Halfway, the first rider gives the second rider a hand-swing after which the latter completes the race. Super sprint is a special kind of elimination race with a sprint every 4 laps.

Amsterdam Six Day line-up:

1. Pim Ligthart ( NED ) / Marcel Kalz ( GER )
2. Aaron Gate ( NZL ) / Luke Roberts ( AUS )
3. Jens Mouris ( NED ) / Wim Stroetinga ( NED )
4. Kenny De Ketele ( BEL ) / Gijs Van Hoeke ( BEL )
5 . Nick Stöpler ( NED ) / Yoeri Havik ( NED )
6. Leif Lampater ( GER ) / Raymond Kreder ( NED )
7. Barry Markus ( NED ) / Robert Bartko ( GER )
8. Tristan Marguet ( SUI ) / Marc Hester ( DEN )
9. Melvin Boskamp ( NED ) / Jesper Asselman ( NED )
10. Wesley Kreder ( NED ) / Nolan Hoffmann ( RSA )
11. Guy East (USA ) / Daniel Holloway (USA )
12. Jiri Hochmann / Vojtech Hacecky ( CZE )
13. Didier Caspers ( NED ) / Melvin van Zijl ( NED )

 

For full biographies of all the riders visit the Six Day Racing website here: www.sixdayracing.com/Cyclists

To buy tickets to the event or general 6 Day Racing info click here.

The event will be held at the Velodrome in Amsterdam at Sloterweg 1045, 1066 CD, the Netherlands.

Full Programme:

Monday 21 October 2013 till Thursday 24 October 2013

19:20  |  Madison Masters | Madison | GP De Telegraaf
19:45  |  Keirin Masters | Keirin | GP Main Capital
19:55  |  Madison Masters | Team Elimination race | GP Vlasman
20:15  |  Madison Masters | Time Trial | GP Deelen
20:40  |  Madison Masters | Derny 1 | GP Polygon
20:55  |  Sprint Masters | Qualification Time Trial | GP Plusine
21:05  |  Madison Masters | Derny 2 | GP Polygon
21:25  |  Sprint Masters | Semi-final | GP Plusine
21:35  |  Madison Masters | Super Sprint
21:45  |  Sprint Masters | Final | GP Plusine
22:00  |  Madison Masters | Madison | GP Drukkerij Koopmans
22:55  |  Ceremony leaders Six Days of Amsterdam
23:00  |  End
Friday 25 October 2013

19:20  |  Madison Masters | Madison | GP De Telegraaf
19:45  |  Keirin Masters | Keirin | GP Main Capital
19:55  |  Madison Masters | Team Elimination race | GP Vlasman
20:15  |  Madison Masters | Time Trial | GP Deelen
20:40  |  Madison Masters | Derny 1 | GP Polygon
20:55  |  Sprint Masters | Qualification Time Trial | GP Plusine
21:05  |  Madison Masters | Derny 2 | GP Polygon
21:25  |  Sprint Masters | Semi-final | GP Plusine
21:35  |  Madison Masters | Super Sprint
21:45  |  Sprint Masters | Final | GP Plusine
22:00  |  Show (no broadcast)
22:30  |  Madison Masters | Madison | GP Drukkerij Koopmans
22:55  |  Ceremony leaders Six Days of Amsterdam
23:00  |  End
Saturday 26 October 2013

19:20  |  Madison Masters | Madison | GP De Telegraaf
19:45  |  Keirin Masters | Keirin | GP Main Capital
19:55  |  Madison Masters | Team Elimination race | GP Vlasman
20:15  |  Madison Masters | Time Trial | GP Deelen
20:40  |  Madison Masters | Derny 1 | GP Polygon
20:55  |  Sprint Masters | Qualifications Time Trial | GP Plusine
21:05  |  Madison Masters | Derny 2 | GP Polygon
21:25  |  Sprint Masters | Semi-final | GP Plusine
21:35  |  Madison Masters | Super Sprint
21:45  |  Sprint Masters | Final | GP Plusine
22:00  |  Honouring Peter Schep | Presentation & Derny
22:30  |  Madison Masters | Finale Madison Masters Six Days of Amsterdam
23:35  |  Ceremony winners Madison Masters, Keirin Masters & Sprint Masters

Strong Scottish Cycling Team head to the boards of Manchester

Scottish Cycling athletes travel to Manchester ahead of the British Cycling National Track Championships

This week sees the Manchester Velodrome play host to the British Cycling National Track Championships. A line up of 284 riders are confirmed to appear throughout 5 days of competition (25th – 29th September) including World Keirin Champion, Jason Kenny, who will go up against fellow London 2012 Team Sprint gold medallist Philip Hindes in the men’s sprint events. The men’s endurance events will feature Olympic Gold Medallists Ed Clancy and Steven Burke as well as former World Champion Andrew Tennant and Olympic Champions, Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott and Dani King.

In the women’s events, Scottish Commonwealth Games silver medallists in Delhi; Charline Joiner (MG Maxifuel) and Jenny Davis (City of Edinburgh RC) will compete for the 500m time trial title alongside Katie Archibald (City of Edinburgh RC), Louise Haston (City of Edinburgh RC), Emma Baird (City of Edinburgh RC) and Eleanor Richardson (Edinburgh RC). Joiner and Archibald will also compete in the 3000m Individual Pursuit and Davis will compete for the women’s sprint together with Haston, Baird and Richardson. Louise Borthwick (Edinburgh RC) will be joined by Eileen Roe (Breast Cancer Care Cycling Team), Archibald and Joiner in the points and scratch race. Baird, Davis and Haston will also be lining up for the women’s keirin.

Also taking to the boards will be Commonwealth Games hopefuls Callum Skinner (City of Edinburgh RC) and John Paul (City of Edinburgh RC) competing in the men’s keirin on Friday and the sprint event on Saturday in which Skinner, as reigning champion, will look to defend his title.

Speaking to British Cycling, defending British sprint champion and Commonwealth Games hopeful Callum Skinner, originally from Glasgow said: “It (winning the British National Sprint Champion title) was probably one of my best achievements last year, so to be able to hold onto that or even be close to it would be a great thing.”

“The Commonwealth Games is also big target for me; want to hit that event full on. With ticket sales having drawn to a close, it seems like it is really on the horizon now.”

John Paul, Bruce Croall (City of Edinburgh RC) and Jonathan Biggin (Glasgow Life Track Cycling Team) are hoping to bring a British National Championship medal home to Scotland when they compete for Scottish Cycling (Scotland) in the Team Sprint, however they will be up against strong competition from the likes of Callum Skinner, Philip Hindes and Matthew Rotherham who will be competing for the North West of England.

Team Raleigh rider Evan Oliphant, straight from the Tour of Britain, will be competing in the points and scratch races alongside James McCallum (Rapha Condor JLT) who will also be competing in the omnium.

Another Commonwealth Games hopeful taking to the Manchester track will be Silas Goldsworthy (Sandy Wallace Cycles) who will compete in the 4000m individual pursuit scratch and point’s race.

Paralympic gold medallists Neil Fachie (Ythan CC) and Aileen McGlynn OBE (Champion System/Maxgear/Base) will compete in the para-cycling kilo time trial and flying 200m TT. Scottish para-cycling pilot Craig McLean will also be competing in the keirin and sprint races.

Follow all the latest action at www.britishcycling.org.uk/britishtrackchampionships

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Press Release: Mark Cavendish Joins Science in Sport as Elite Sports Consultant

Mark Cavendish Joins Science in Sport as Elite Sports Consultant

The world’s best sprinter, Mark Cavendish, has joined British endurance nutrition company Science in Sport (SiS) as an Elite Sports Consultant.

 

The Manx Missile has been using SiS’ range of endurance nutrition products for many years, including when riding as a Junior and Under 23 rider.

More recently, SiS has developed a range of custom products following detailed input from Cavendish. Developed and formulated at SiS’ Innovation Centre in Lancashire, products such as SiS GO Isotonic gels, SiS GO Electrolyte and SiS REGO Rapid Recovery have been shipped out for Cavendish at the world’s toughest races.

In his role as Elite Sports Consultant, Cavendish will work with SiS scientists and academics to provide nutritional insight and hands on experience from his time in the peloton as the fastest man on two wheels.

“I’ve been working with SiS informally for many years now, so I’m delighted to be joining the team officially as an Elite Consultant,” said Mark Cavendish. “SiS is a brand of performance nutrition products that I aim to assist in developing further for all professional and amateur athletes. I believe my insight and attention to detail as a pro racer will only strengthen this incredible brand. I’m super excited about it.”

As part of the three-year consultancy, starting January 2014, Cavendish has also invested in the business. He will become a shareholder of Science in Sport plc and be integral in product development decisions.

Science in Sport has unprecedented usage amongst elite athletes. In addition to Mark Cavendish, SiS has Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy, GB Triathlete Helen Jenkins, and Olympic and World Champion cyclist Rebecca Romero MBE as official brand ambassadors.

SiS is also the official sports nutrition supplier to Rapha Condor JLT, Belkin ProCycling, Madison Genesis, Pro Team Astana and Team Katusha; and official Supplier of Sports Drinks and Sports Nutrition to the GB Rowing Teams.

SiS provides nutritional products for preparation, performance and recovery to help endurance athletes perform at their best. For more information, visit http://www.scienceinsport.com.

 

 

Tour de France 2013: Anarchy at Le Tour

The Tour de France has experienced more than its fair share of sabotage, stupidity, and strangeness in its hundred editions.

Any event that uses an entire country as the backdrop for a sporting contest is likely to suffer moments beyond the control of its organisers.

Spectacular crashes, animals in the road, random acts of sabotage, and occasional assaults have all be part of the rich tapestry of Tour life.

In our latest infographic from our partners at RoadCyclingUK, we explore the anarchic side of life at La Grande Boucle.

 
Anarchy at the Tour de France