Excitement rises in Ahoy Rotterdam – Day 4 Video & Results

Kenny De Ketele and Jasper De Buyst reclaimed the lead from Niki Terpstra and Iljo Keisse during day four of the Rotterdam Six-Day. However, two couples joined the overall fight: Jens Mouris and Wim Stroetinga, winners of the big chase, and Michael Mørkøv and Alex Rasmussen.

“It’s going to be a real fight now,” said De Ketele.

“It’s hard to control with four teams,” added team-mate De Buyst. “And the other three duos are very strong as well.”

Only points
The second Madison began as a battle between De Ketele/De Buyst and Terpstra/Keisse. However, gruelling attacks helped duos Mouris/Stroetinga and Danes Mørkøv/Rasmussen move ahead. Thanks to the lap they each gained, four couples sit on the lead lap with only points separating them.

De Ketele and De Buyst count the most at 250. Terpstra and Keisse with 243 and Mørkøv and Rasmussen with 222 stand close by. Mouris and Stroetinga count only 156 but seem to be improving.

Small chase
An exciting Madison kicked off Sunday. The lead couples kept cool and left the lower-ranked teams battle. After a fierce fight that included Kreder cousins, Vivien Brisse and Marc Hester took the win.

Sprint Masters
Jeffrey Hoogland was lucky on Sunday. Fellow overall leader Teun Mulder participated in the tandem sprint demonstration and beat Hoogland in the sprint final. However, he clearly ran out of power in the handicap sprint. He finished fourth and last.

Hoogland placed second behind Bart Hommes and reclaimed the lead. Only, one point separates the two.
Elite | General classification after day 4:


Sprint Masters | General classification after day 4:


Biographies riders: http://www.sixdayracing.com/cyclists/Cyclists-Rotterdam-2014/ (click on photo’s).


You can watch live each day here on Cycling Shorts, action starts tonight at 19:00 until 23:00 CET or watch our edited highlights of each night posted daily with full round up and results.


Rotterdam 6-Day – Terpstra and Keisse hit back hard – Day 3

Niki Terpstra and Iljo Keisse recaptured the Rotterdam Six-Day lead during the third night. The Dutch-Belgian duo lost their first spot to Kenny De Ketele and Jasper De Buyst on day two but rebounded during Saturday’s final Madison.

The defending champions sat one lap down going into final 250-lap Madison but managed to turn the tables. They won thanks to a one-lap advantage but also cracked the 200-point barrier to earn a bonus lap and to take the overall lead. They’re now one lap ahead and have more points, 204, than their closest rival De Ketele and De Buyst, 197, and Stroetinga and Mouris, 111.

Enough power
“With 250 laps it was a tough race,” said Keisse. “De Ketele and De Buyst wanted to level us and tried to take a lap in the final but fortunately we had enough power to keep up with them. In the end we kept our lead on them intact and also took an additional lap on the rest of the field.”

The leading couples took it easy during the first Madison of the night. Barry Markus and Leif Lampater won the chase. The Dutch-German duo collected enough points along the way to stay ahead of the other four couples who also took a lap.

Sprint Masters
Jeffrey Hoogland no longer sits alone on the Sprint Masters leader board. The swift Dutchman won the sprint final, but was caught by surprise in the handicap sprint. Teun Mulder attacked early and bagged the win, while Hoogland only finished third. Both men count 12 points. Mickaël Bourgain and Bart Hommes sit far behind, both with 18 points.
Elite | General classification after day 3:


Sprint Masters | General classification after day 3:



Biographies riders: http://www.sixdayracing.com/cyclists/Cyclists-Rotterdam-2014/ (click on photo’s).


You can watch live each day at: http://www.sixdayracing.com/tv  from around 7pm (CET) or watch our edited highlights of each night here on Cycling Shorts daily.



Belgians take reigns in Rotterdam Six-Day

Belgians Kenny De Ketele and Jasper Buyst took the lead from Niki Terpstra and Iljo Keisse in the Rotterdam Six-Day. Despite their rivals’ doublette, they advanced with the 200-lap Madison win in the second night of racing at the Ahoy Arena.

“We took an early lap which gave us the advantage”, said De Ketele. “We were in control for a long time but the double lap by Terpstra and Keisse put us under pressure. Fortunately, we were able to straighten things up with a late attack.”

Four couples
Four couples compete for the overall victory after two days. Terpstra and Keisse count 143 points, Mørkøv and Rasmussen 112 and Mouris and Stroetinga 68. However, they all sit one lap behind De Ketele and De Buyst, who have 151.

Bad change
De Ketele and De Buyst missed an opportunity to take the lead earlier in the night due to a bad hand sling in the super sprint. Their rivals eliminated them halfway in the race. Terpstra and Keisse were already out of the event at that time.

Sprint Masters
Jeffrey Hoogland heads into the weekend as the leader in the Sprint Masters. The Dutchman retained his top spot thanks to a second place in the sprint final. Frenchman Mickaël Bourgain claimed the win. Teun Mulder is Hoogland’s biggest challenger. Hoogland, who won the keirin bronze medal at the Olympics, sits only one point down. Bart Hommes occupies the third place with a two-point gap.

Elite | General classification after day 2:

Sprint Masters | General classification after day 2:


Biographies riders: http://www.sixdayracing.com/cyclists/Cyclists-Rotterdam-2014/ (click on photo’s).


You can watch live each day at: http://www.sixdayracing.com/tv  from around 7pm (CET) or watch our edited highlights of each night here on Cycling Shorts daily.



Champions – Terpstra & Keisse Start Strongly In Rotterdam 6-Day

With 26 world-ranked Six-Day riders forming 13 teams, we will be bringing you a spectacular cycling event from Rotterdam.

Rotterdam Six-Day line-up:

1. Terpstra Niki NED / Keisse Iljo BEL
2. Mouris Jens NED / Stroetinga Wim NED
3. Havik Yoeri NED / Stöpler Nick NED
4. Hester Marc DEN / Brisse Vivien FRA
5. Marvulli Franco SUI / Marguet Tristan SUI
6. De Ketele Kenny BEL / De Buyst Jasper BEL
7. Markus Barry NED / Lampater Leif GER
8. Mørkøv Michael DEN / Rasmussen Michael DEN
9. Bartko Robert GER / Kalz Marcel GER
10. Bos Theo NED / Brown Graeme AUS
11. East Guy USA / Holloway Daniel USA
12. Kreder Michel NED / Kreder Wesley NED
13. Boskamp Melvin NED / Asselman Jesper NED
14. Zwet van der Arno NED / Hoffmann Nolan RSA
15. Caspers Didier NED / Zijl van Melvin NED

Niki Terpstra and Iljo Keisse started strongly in the 32nd Six Days of Rotterdam. Last year’s winners ended the first day in the Ahoy Arena in the same spot where they finished one year ago. Michael Mørkøv and Alex Rasmussen, winners of the final Madison, sit second at nine points down, 81 to 72.

Couples Kenny De Ketele and Jasper Buyst (57 points) and Jens Mouris and Wim Stroetinga (24) are the only others on the same lap as the leaders.

One step ahead
Terpsta and Keisse proved yet again that they are a force to be reckoned with this week by riding two strong Madisons. During the second, the Omega Pharma-Quick-Step riders were constantly one step ahead of the competition but were left with only a fourth place – one lap down. Thanks to a second place in the first Madison, behind Franco Marvulli and Tristan Marguet, but with a lap advantage over the rest of the field and victories in the derny race and the super elimination race they seized the overall lead.

“The first big Madison of a Six-Day is always important,” said Keisse. “We might have lost a lap but we laid our cards on the table. I think it was a good day.” Terpstra agreed with his Belgian partner. “The first place is the best place to be in. Now we have to defend that position.”

Sprint Masters
Jeffrey Hoogland led the sprint field. During the first evening, the swift Dutchman bagged only three penalty points. Teun Mulder and Bart Hommes received one and two more respectively. French Mickaël Bourgain collected eight points.


Biographies riders: http://www.sixdayracing.com/cyclists/Cyclists-Rotterdam-2014/ (click on photo’s).


You can watch live each day at: http://www.sixdayracing.com/tv  or watch our edited highlights of each night here on Cycling Shorts daily.

Spadgers 6Day Night at Manchester Velodrome – The Place To Be!

Spadgers 6Day Night

A Unique Evening of Thrilling Track Racing – Raising Funds for Cry UK


Saturday night looks like it’s going to be a tremendous new fixture in the track cycling calendar as the inaugural Spadgers 6Day Night takes place at the Manchester Velodrome – The National Cycling Centre.

The Spadgers 6 Day Night is a one night track cycling event based around the concept of the European winter 6 day series, incorporating endurance events for elite male and female riders. The event will also include some sprint events for the shorter distance specialists.

The evening is a celebration of the life of Lewis ‘Spadger’ Barry, whose favorite event was the Madison, the main feature event of the 6 day concept. Lewis was a keen and budding cyclist who was following in his parents footsteps on the trail of becoming a regular Great Britain squad member.

All the racing will be conducted in the European style to a background of music which is being provided by the top European 6 Day DJ Pete Traynor. There will be additional entertainment within the evening for all spectators to enjoy including competitions and live music from local Manchester band; The Tone Junkies.

All the riders and officials are giving their time and effort free of charge help CRY the chosen charity of Mark & Carol Barry.

Spadgers JerseySpadgers will host some of the top cycling talent including European, World, Olympic and National Champions. Sir Chirs Hoy will be there getting the proceedings underway (sadly not on the track). Some of the endurance duos include: Alex Dowsett & Symon Lewis, Dean & Russ Downing, Jon Mould & George Atkin and Tom Murray & Matt Gibson. The ladies include: Lizzie Armistead, Dani Khan, Vicky Williamson, Emily Kay and not forgetting our very own Hannah Walker. The sprinters line up is also impressive including: Robert Forstemann, Jody Cundy MBE, Matt Crampton, Kian Emadi, Craig McLean, Matt Rotherham. This is just a small selection of the 65 riders taking part, for the full line up head to the Spadgers website; where you can also find the evenings schedule. It promises to be an evening where the cycling community gets to let it’s hair down, have some fun and raise lots of money for a really excellent cause.

If you can’t make it to the event but would like to show your support then why not buy one of the official Spadgers Jerseys produced by one of the official sponsors Spirit Clothing. £20 from each jersey will be split between CRY and The Dave Raynor Fund. Click here to buy your jersey: www.spiritcycling.com

Book your tickets now for a fun evening of cycling thrills and spills.
Tickets from £8.75: www.QuayTickets.com





De Ketele and Van Hoecke win 21st Amsterdam Six-day


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De Ketele and Van Hoecke win 21st Amsterdam Six-day

Kenny De Ketele and Gijs Van Hoecke won the 21st Amsterdam Six-Day this evening. The former Madison world champions defeated Leif Lampater and Raymond Kreder in a spectacular final chase. Jens Mouris and Wim Stroetinga claimed the third place.

The favourites didn’t give each other time to get into the rhythm at the beginning of the last night. During the first Madison, there were lots of attacks and every move was covered with another one. Eventually, Lampater and Kreder were the only ones to take a lap.

Five couples fought for the overall win in the second Madison after Stöpler-Havik and De Ketele-Van Hoecke went round early. De Ketele and Van Hoecke, however, pulled off a doublette in the closing laps to secure the victory.

“We had gathered enough points during the week, so we didn’t have to focus on the sprints and were able to go full-throttle”, said De KeteIe. “Tactically, we did great.”

The win in Amsterdam is Van Hoecke’s first six-say victory ever. “It’s very nice to take my first win here, as last year’s event was my first ever six-day.”

Track record
Tristan Marguet and Marc Hester put in a record-breaking performance in the two-lap trial. The Swiss-Danish combination won the event for the sixth day in a row and did so in a time of 21.495 seconds – a new track record.

Teun Mulder claimed the victory in the Keirin Masters. A third place would have been sufficient, but the sprinter, bronze medallist at the London Olympics, ended the week in style by winning. In the final of the Sprint Masters, Hugo Haak took on Matthijs Büchli. The winner of the race would not only win heat but also take the overall. Haak beat Büchli on the line and went home with the flowers.

Peter Schep
Peter Schep waved off at the Amsterdam Velodrome during the final day. The seven-time six-day winner decided to retire due to a lingering injury but rode one last derny race. Behind Ron Zijlaard the former European champion, out-gunned some old friends and colleagues.

Final classification Amsterdam Six Day 2013:

Rk Nr Teams Rnd Pts
1 4 De Ketele Kenny – Van Hoeke Gijs 0 282
2 6 Lampater Leif – Kreder Raymond 0 245
3 3 Mouris Jens – Stroetinga Wim 1 255
4 1 Ligthart Pim – Kalz Marcel 1 226
5 5 Stöpler Nick – Havik Yoeri 3 243
6 8 Marguet Tristan – Hester Marc 7 194
7 7 Markus Barry – Bartko Robert 8 44
8 12 Hochmann Jiri – Hacecky Vojtech 11 135
9 9 Boskamp Melvin – Asselman Jesper 12 134
10 10 Kreder Wesley – Hoffmann Nolan 15 114
11 2 Gate Aaron – Roberts, Luke 18 92
12 13 Caspers Didier – Van Zijl Melvin 21 33
13 11 East Guy – Holloway Daniel 27 33


General classification Keirin Masters 2013:

Rk Nr Name Pts
1 1 Mulder Teun 13
2 2 Haak Hugo 18
3 5 Buchli Matthijs 18
4 4 Hoogland Jeffrey 24
5 6 Van ‘t Hoenderdaal Nils 26
6 3 Hommes Bart 27

General classification Sprint Masters 2013:

Rk Nr Name Pts
1 2 Haak Hugo 15
2 5 Buchli Matthijs 16
3 4 Hoogland Jeffrey 19
4 6 Van ‘t Hoenderdaal Nils 20
5 1 Mulder Teun 24
6 3 Hommes Bart 32