Six Days of Amsterdam

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Six Days of Amsterdam
Ellen van Dijk fires the starting shot in 2013
Ellen van Dijk fires the starting shot in 2013
Race details
Date October
Region Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Local name(s) Zesdaagse van Amsterdam (Dutch)
Discipline Track
Type Six-day racing
History
First edition 1932 (1932)
Editions 22 (as of 2014)
First winner
Most wins  Danny Stam (NED) (4 wins)
Most recent

The Six Days of Amsterdam (Dutch: Zesdaagse van Amsterdam) is an annual six-day track cycling race held annually at the Amsterdam Velodrome in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The recordholder for the Six Days of Amsterdam is the Dutch cyclist Danny Stam with four victories.

History[edit]

The fist edition was between 18 and 24 November 1932, in the old building of the Amsterdam RAI on the Ferdinand Bolstraat on a 166.6 metre track. This first edition was won by the Dutch couple Jan Pijnenburg and Piet van Kempen. The year afterwards the Dutch couple Jan Pijnenburg/Cor Wals beat the French couple Marcel Guimbretiere/Paul Broccado and the year later during the third edition it was the other way around and the French couple won. After Adolphe Charlier and Frans Slaats won the fourth edition in 1936 there were no more Six Days held in Amsterdam for thirty years. Due to the large unemployment and later also due to the second world war, the National Cycling Union (NWU) prohibited to organise Six Day races. There were many proposals to organise a Six Day race after the second world war but the fifth edition was years later in 1966, in the new RAI building located on the Europaplein. After four editions in this building there were again about thirty years without the event organised in Amsterdam. Since 2001 the race takes place in the new build Amsterdam Velodrome located in Sportparc Sloten, with a 200-metre track and a capacity for 2000 spectators.[1] Most recently World Champion Ellen van Dijk fired the starting shot for the 21st edition in October 2013.[2]

List of winning teams of the Six Days of Amsterdam[edit]

1969 report by Polygoon
Year Couple
2014  Niki Terpstra (NED)  Yoeri Havik (NED)
2013  Kenny De Ketele (BEL)  Gijs Van Hoecke (BEL)
2012  Pim Ligthart (NED)  Michael Mørkøv (DEN)
2011  Iljo Keisse (BEL)  Niki Terpstra (NED)
2010  Robert Bartko (GER)  Roger Kluge (GER)
2009  Robert Bartko (GER)  Roger Kluge (GER)
2008  Robert Slippens (NED)  Danny Stam (NED)
2007  Iljo Keisse (BEL)  Robert Bartko (GER)
2006  Peter Schep (NED)  Danny Stam (NED)
2005  Bruno Risi (SUI)  Kurt Betschart (SUI)
2004  Robert Slippens (NED)  Danny Stam (NED)
2003  Robert Slippens (NED)  Danny Stam (NED)
2002  Silvio Martinello (ITA)  Marco Villa (ITA)
2001  Scott McGrory (AUS)  Matthew Gilmore (BEL)
1969  Peter Post (NED)  Romain Deloof (BEL)
1968  Klaus Bugdahl (GER)  Jan Janssen (NED)
1967  Freddy Eugen (DEN)  Palle Lykke (DEN)
1966  Peter Post (NED)  Fritz Pfenninger (SUI)
1936  Adolphe Charlier (FRA)  Frans Slaats (NED)
1934  Marcel Guimbretiere (FRA)  Paul Broccado (FRA)
1933  Jan Pijnenburg (NED)  Cor Wals (NED)
1932  Jan Pijnenburg (NED)  Piet van Kempen (NED)

Source[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History, www.zesdaagseamsterdam.nl. Retrieved 22 October 2013 (Dutch)
  2. ^ "Van Dijk schiet zesdaagse op gang" (in Dutch). cyclingonline.nl. 18 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Winners, www.zesdaagseamsterdam.nl. Retrieved 22 October 2013 (Dutch)

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