Six Day Track Cycling

A six or six-day is a track cycling race that lasts six days. Six-day races started in Britain, spread to many regions of the world, were brought to their modern style in the United States and are now mainly a Europeanevent. Initially, individuals competed alone, the winner being the individual who completed the most laps. However, the format was changed to allow teams (usually of two riders each), one rider racing while the other rested. The 24-hours a day regime has also been relaxed, so that most six-day races involve six nights of racing, typically from 6pm to 2am, on velodromes.

The overall winner is the team which completes most laps. In the event of teams completing the same number of laps, the winner is the team with most points won in intermediate competitions. As well as the 'chase' to gain laps over competitors, a typical six-day programme will include time trials, motor-paced, intermediate sprint and elimination races. In the main 'chase' or madison events (so-called after Madison Square Garden in New York City where the two-man format was devised), both riders may be on the track at the same time, taking it in turns to race, hand-slinging each other back into action.

6 Giorni delle Rose - Fiorenzuola, Italy  For More, Click Here
3 Jours d'Aigle - Switzerland   For More, Click Here
London Six Day - United Kingdom  For More, Click Here
Zesdaagse Vlaanderen-Gent - Belgium  For More, Click Here
4 Jours de Genève - Switzerland  For More, Click Here
Rotterdam Six Day - Netherlands  For More, Click Here
Bremen Six Day - Germany  For More, Click Here
Berlin Six Day - Germany  For More, Click Here
Copenhagen Six Day - Denmark  For More, Click Here
Melbourne Six Day - Australia  For More, Click Here 
Six Day Finale - Palma, Mallorca  For More, Click Here