Six Days of Ghent

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Six Days of Ghent
Race details
Date November
Region Ghent, Belgium
Local name(s) Zesdaagse Vlaanderen-Gent (Dutch)
Discipline Track
Type Six-day racing
History
First edition 1922 (1922)
Editions 74 (as of 2014)
First winner
Most recent

The Six Days of Ghent (Dutch: Zesdaagse Vlaanderen-Gent) is a six-day track cycling race held annually in Ghent, Belgium.

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 166,66 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[edit]

1922 Belgium Marcel Buysse Switzerland Oscar Egg
1923 Belgium Lucien Buysse Belgium Victor Standaert
1924 Belgium Alois Persijn Belgium Jules Verschelden
1925 Belgium César Debaets Belgium Jules Van Hevel
1926 Belgium César Debaets Belgium Emile Thollembeek
1927 Belgium Maurice Dewolf Belgium Hilaire Hellebaut
1936 Belgium Camile De Kuysscher Belgium Albert Billiet
1937 Netherlands Frans Slaats Netherlands Kees Pellenaars
1947 Netherlands Gerrit Schulte Netherlands Gerrit Boeyen
1948 Belgium Achiel Bruneel Belgium Camile De Kuysscher
1949 Netherlands Gerrit Schulte Netherlands Gerrit Boeyen
1950 Netherlands Gerrit Schulte Netherlands Gerard Peters
1951 Belgium René Adriaensens Belgium Albert Bruylandt
1952 Switzerland Walter Bücher Switzerland Armin Von Büren
1953 Belgium Achiel Bruneel Belgium Arsène Rijckaert
1954 Belgium Rik Van Steenbergen Belgium Stan Ockers
1955 (Feb) Luxembourg Lucien Gillen Italy Fernando Terruzi
1955 (Nov) Belgium Rik Van Steenbergen Belgium Emiel Severeyns
1956 Australia Reginald Arnold Italy Fernando Terruzi
1957 Belgium Rik Van Steenbergen Belgium Fred De Bruyne
1958 Australia Reginand Arnold Belgium Rik Van Looy
1959 Belgium Rik Van Steenbergen Belgium Fred De Bruyne
1960 Belgium Rik Van Looy Netherlands Peter Post
1961 Belgium Rik Van Looy Netherlands Peter Post
1965 Belgium Patrick Sercu Belgium Eddy Merckx
1966 Netherlands Peter Post Switzerland Fritz Pfenninger
1967 Belgium Patrick Sercu Belgium Eddy Merckx
1968 Netherlands Peter Post Netherlands Leo Duyndam
1969 Germany Rudi Altig Germany Sigi Renz
1970 Belgium Patrick Sercu Belgium Jean-Pierre Monseré
1971 Belgium Patrick Sercu Belgium Roger De Vlaeminck
1972 Belgium Patrick Sercu Belgium Julien Stevens
1973 Belgium Patrick Sercu Australia Graeme Gilmore
1974 AustraliaGraeme Gilmore Belgium Julien Stevens
1975 Belgium Patrick Sercu Belgium Eddy Merckx
1976 Australia Danny Clark Australia Donald Allan
1977 Belgium Patrick Sercu Belgium Eddy Merckx
1978 Belgium Patrick Sercu Netherlands Gerrie Knetemann
1979 Australia Danny Clark Australia Donald Allan
1980 Belgium Patrick Sercu Germany Albert Fritz
1981 Belgium Patrick Sercu Denmark Gert Frank
1982 Australia Danny Clark Australia Donald Allan
1983 Netherlands René Pijnen Belgium Etienne De Wilde
1984 DenmarkGert Frank Denmark Hans Henrik Ørsted
1985 Belgium Stan Tourné Belgium Etienne De Wilde
1986 Australia Danny Clark United Kingdom Tony Doyle
1987 Australia Danny Clark Belgium Etienne De Wilde
1988 Switzerland Urs Freuler Liechtenstein Roman Hermann
1989 Belgium Etienne De Wilde Belgium Stan Tourné
1990 Australia Danny Clark Germany Roland Günther
1991 Belgium Etienne De Wilde United Kingdom Tony Doyle
1992 Belgium Etienne De Wilde Denmark Jens Veggerby
1993 Switzerland Bruno Risi Switzerland Kurt Betschart
1994 Australia Danny Clark Belgium Etienne De Wilde
1995 Belgium Etienne De Wilde Germany Andreas Kappes
1996 Switzerland Bruno Risi Switzerland Kurt Betschart
1997 Belgium Etienne De Wilde Australia Matthew Gilmore
1998 Italy Silvio Martinello Italy Marco Villa
1999 Denmark Jimmi Madsen Australia Scott McGrory
2000
 
Belgium Matthew Gilmore
(Matthew Gilmore became Belgian in 1998)
Italy Silvio Martinello
 
2001 Belgium Matthew Gilmore Australia Scott McGrory
2002 Switzerland Bruno Risi Switzerland Kurt Betschart
2003 Belgium Matthew Gilmore United Kingdom Bradley Wiggins
2004 Netherlands Robert Slippens Netherlands Danny Stam
2005 Belgium Matthew Gilmore Belgium Iljo Keisse
2006
 
No winners Note: Robert Bartko and Iljo Keisse were leading when Isaac Gálvez crashed and died during the fifth day. Due to his death, the race was cancelled and no winners declared.[1]
2007 Belgium Iljo Keisse Germany Robert Bartko [2]
2008 Belgium Iljo Keisse Germany Robert Bartko [3]
2009 Denmark Alex Rasmussen Denmark Michael Mørkøv [4]
2010 Belgium Iljo Keisse Netherlands Peter Schep
2011 Germany Robert Bartko Belgium Kenny De Ketele
2012 Belgium Iljo Keisse Australia Glenn O'Shea
2013 Belgium Jasper De Buyst Germany Leif Lampater
2014 Belgium Jasper De Buyst Belgium Kenny De Ketele

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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 
  2. ^ "'Home team' Keisse and Bartko take Madison and race overall in dramatic finish". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2007-11-26. 
  3. ^ "Keisse-Bartko opnieuw de besten". www.sport.be (in Dutch). Retrieved 2008-11-26. 
  4. ^ "Rasmussen-Morkov eindwinnaars in Gent". www.sport.be (in Dutch). Retrieved 2010-02-14. 

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Coordinates: 51°02′19″N 3°43′16″E / 51.03874°N 3.72102°E / 51.03874; 3.72102