Six Days of Ghent
|Local name(s)||Zesdaagse Vlaanderen-Gent (Dutch)|
|Editions||73 (as of 2013)|
It takes place in the Kuipke velodrome in Ghent's Citadelpark.
The 2006 event from 21 November to 26 November was marred by the death of one of the riders. During the fifth day's racing, Isaac Gálvez of Spain rode into the barrier edging the outside of the track and died on his way to hospital.
The race director at Ghent is the former six-day rider and holder of the world record for number of six-day victories, Patrick Sercu.
The 2009 event took place from 24 November to 29 November. A Danish team formed by Alex Rasmussen and his companion Michael Mørkøv won with a 3-point difference. The previous year's winner, Iljo Keisse, ended second.
The 2010 event was held from 23 November to 28 November.
Six Days of Ghent - Track is measured at 168 m, with steep side banks surrounding the track that has contributed to fantastic racing and superb atmosphere.
List of winning teams of the Six Days of Ghent
- "Keisse and Bartko claim Rotterdam six day". Cyclingnews.com. 2007-01-10. Retrieved 2007-02-28. "for the man who had been deprived of glory after the horrific death of Galvez in Gent"
- "'Home team' Keisse and Bartko take Madison and race overall in dramatic finish". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2007-11-26.
- "Keisse-Bartko opnieuw de besten". www.sport.be (in Dutch). Retrieved 2008-11-26.
- "Rasmussen-Morkov eindwinnaars in Gent". www.sport.be (in Dutch). Retrieved 2010-02-14.
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