The Six Day Racing series is back, with a virtual format breathing new life into the legendary track races.
Over the three weekends of February 2021, a series of virtual races are taking place, with last weekend witnessing the start of the racing, and round 2 kicking off today. It will be available to watch on the Six Day Cycling Facebook page.
The Six Day series has long since been a rare fusion of track cycling, WorldTour riders and a celebration of cycling culture, with roots of the London event tracing back to 1923.
"We’ve transformed Six Day from what it used to be in the velodrome – adding music and an amazing atmosphere alongside modernised condensed racing," says SIx Day CEO James Durbin. "This is our next evolution with Six Day, we’re taking it virtual.
"For us, this is the continuation the modernisation of track racing that Six Day is all about."
A talented bunch of riders are participating, from endurance specialists to sprinters, European Champions to World Champions, they are all participating. Sounds good, right? See some of the participants below:
- Marc Hester
- Neah Evans
- Tomáš Bábek
- Denis Dmitriev
- Amalie Winther Olsen
- Max Beyer
- Zoë Bäckstedt
Starting on Friday 12th February, the racing will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday every weekend starting at 13:00 GMT. Tune in to watch the riders battle it out on the virtual velodrome. Each programme will feature four races consisting of a mixture of disciplines and categories - there's something for everyone.
Friday 12th Feb – Sunday 14th Feb
Friday 19th Feb – Sunday 21st Feb
Friday 26th Feb – Sunday 28th Feb
Adding to the fun, the brand new Predictor game has been added to the Six Day Website.
Predict the winners of each race before watching the action unfold on Facebook. As races take place, see how you stack up on the leaderboards. Like many other fantasy games, you are able to create private leagues, so invite your friends and family and see who can rise to the top.
The overall winner will win two hospitality tickets to a Six Day event of their choice!
Play the Predictor Game here.