For the first time since 1980, Six Day racing is returning to the place of it’s birth: London. From 18th – 23rd October the World’s best riders will compete in the Velodrome at Lee Valley VeloPark against a backdrop of electric entertainment.
“The fan experience is very important to us, for those in the arena and watching on TV,” said Darbon. “As such, we’re investing heavily in in-venue sports presentation and entertainment to ensure the atmosphere for ticket holders and hospitality guests is electric.
“And, we’re working with broadcasters to offer a new perspective for fans, looking to events such as the America’s Cup for inspiration in using technology to ensure the sport is as exciting and as accessible as possible.” – Madison’s CEO Mark Darbon
There’s been previous attempts to relaunch the six-day race in the capital but never materialised due to the ‘economic climate’, so it seems the time is right for such a great event to return.
The race programme features the usual six-day events such as madison, derny and elimination races.