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 (in Dutch)
Discipline Track
Type Six-day racing
History
First edition 1922 (1922)
Editions 77 (as of 2017)
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.

The track used for the event, the Kuipke, is measured at 166.66 m, with steep side banks surrounding the track.

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
Year Winners Second Third
1990  Danny Clark (AUS)
 Roland Günther (GER)
 Marat Ganeev (SOV)
 Kostantine Khrabzov (SOV)
 Urs Freuler (SUI)
 Hansruedi Märki (SUI)
1991  Etienne De Wilde (BEL)
 Tony Doyle (GBR)
 Urs Freuler (SUI)
 Peter Pieters (NED)
 Roland Günther (GER)
 Rik Van Slycke (BEL)
1992  Etienne De Wilde (BEL)
 Jens Veggerby (DEN)
 Urs Freuler (SUI)
 Peter Pieters (NED)
 Bruno Risi (SUI)
 Rik Van Slycke (BEL)
1993  Kurt Betschart (SUI)
 Bruno Risi (SUI)
 Urs Freuler (SUI)
 Werner Stutz (SUI)
 Johan Bruyneel (BEL)
 Etienne De Wilde (BEL)
1994  Danny Clark (AUS)
 Etienne De Wilde (BEL)
 Urs Freuler (SUI)
 Carsten Wolf (GER)
 Jimmi Madsen (DEN)
 Peter Van Petegem (BEL)
1995  Etienne De Wilde (BEL)
 Andreas Kappes (GER)
 Jimmi Madsen (DEN)
 Jens Veggerby (DEN)
 Silvio Martinello (ITA)
 Marco Villa (ITA)
1996  Kurt Betschart (SUI)
 Bruno Risi (SUI)
 Adriano Baffi (ITA)
 Etienne De Wilde (BEL)
 Andreas Kappes (GER)
 Carsten Wolf (GER)
1997  Etienne De Wilde (BEL)
 Matthew Gilmore (AUS)
 Jimmi Madsen (DEN)
 Jens Veggerby (DEN)
 Silvio Martinello (ITA)
 Marco Villa (ITA)
1998  Silvio Martinello (ITA)
 Marco Villa (ITA)
 Etienne De Wilde (BEL)
 Andreas Kappes (GER)
 Tayeb Braikia (DEN)
 Jimmi Madsen (DEN)
1999  Jimmi Madsen (DEN)
 Scott McGrory (AUS)
 Adriano Baffi (ITA)
 Silvio Martinello (ITA)
 Etienne De Wilde (BEL)
 Matthew Gilmore (BEL)
2000  Matthew Gilmore (BEL)
 Silvio Martinello (ITA)
 Brett Aitken (AUS)
 Scott McGrory (AUS)
 Adriano Baffi (ITA)
 Frank Corvers (BEL)
2001  Matthew Gilmore (BEL)
 Scott McGrory (AUS)
 Kurt Betschart (SUI)
 Bruno Risi (SUI)
 Etienne De Wilde (BEL)
 Andreas Kappes (GER)
2002  Kurt Betschart (SUI)
 Bruno Risi (SUI)
 Matthew Gilmore (BEL)
 Bradley Wiggins (GBR)
 Jimmi Madsen (DEN)
 Marty Nothstein (USA)
2003  Matthew Gilmore (BEL)
 Bradley Wiggins (GBR)
 Robert Slippens (NED)
 Danny Stam (NED)
 Kurt Betschart (SUI)
 Bruno Risi (SUI)
2004  Robert Slippens (NED)
 Danny Stam (NED)
 Andreas Beikirch (GER)
 Iljo Keisse (BEL)
 Gerd Dörich (GER)
 Andreas Kappes (GER)
2005  Matthew Gilmore (BEL)
 Iljo Keisse (BEL)
 Robert Slippens (NED)
 Danny Stam (NED)
 Andreas Beikirch (BEL)
 Kurt Betschart (SUI)
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.
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2007  Robert Bartko (GER)
 Iljo Keisse (BEL)
 Franco Marvulli (SUI)
 Bruno Risi (SUI)
 Robert Slippens (NED)
 Danny Stam (NED)
2008  Robert Bartko (GER)
 Iljo Keisse (BEL)
 Leif Lampater (GER)
 Erik Zabel (GER)
 Andreas Beikirch (GER)
 Kenny De Ketele (BEL)
2009  Michael Mørkøv (DEN)
 Alex Rasmussen (DEN)
 Iljo Keisse (BEL)
 Roger Kluge (GER)
 Franco Marvulli (SUI)
 Bruno Risi (SUI)
2010  Iljo Keisse (BEL)
 Peter Schep (NED)
 Kenny De Ketele (BEL)
 Leif Lampater (GER)
 Michael Mørkøv (DEN)
 Alex Rasmussen (DEN)
2011  Robert Bartko (GER)
 Kenny De Ketele (BEL)
 Peter Schep (NED)
 Wim Stroetinga (NED)
 Marc Hester (DEN)
 Morgan Kneisky (FRA)
2012  Iljo Keisse (BEL)
 Glenn O'Shea (AUS)
 Kenny De Ketele (BEL)
 Gijs Van Hoecke (BEL)
 Robert Bartko (GER)
 Silvan Dillier (SUI)
2013  Jasper De Buyst (BEL)
 Leif Lampater (GER)
 Iljo Keisse (BEL)
 Wim Stroetinga (NED)
 Kenny De Ketele (BEL)
 Gijs Van Hoecke (BEL)
2014  Jasper De Buyst (BEL)
 Kenny De Ketele (BEL)
 Mark Cavendish (GBR)
 Iljo Keisse (BEL)
 Silvan Dillier (SUI)
 Leif Lampater (GER)
2015  Iljo Keisse (BEL)
 Michael Mørkøv (DEN)
 Kenny De Ketele (BEL)
 Gijs Van Hoecke (BEL)
 Jasper De Buyst (BEL)
 Otto Vergaerde (BEL)
2016  Mark Cavendish (GBR)
 Bradley Wiggins (GBR)
 Kenny De Ketele (BEL)
 Moreno De Pauw (BEL)
 Iljo Keisse (BEL)
 Elia Viviani (ITA)
2017  Kenny De Ketele (BEL)
 Moreno De Pauw (BEL)
 Morgan Kneisky (FRA)
 Benjamin Thomas (FRA)
 Yoeri Havik (NED)
 Wim Stroetinga (NED)

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 

External links[edit]

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