Daniel Holloway and Colby Pearce are regulars on the Six Day scene; US riders win classics and Grand Tours, there are US Pro Tour teams.
It was different in 1970; with not one US rider holding a professional licence-enter Jack Simes.
We spoke to the man who was the first US rider to turn a pedal on the Six Day tracks for nearly 20 years and who hopes to bring the sport back to its spiritual home in the USA.Full Story»
Six Day races; they’re all fixed, aren’t they?
Yeah, for sure… all you have to do is take a lap from Bruno Risi and Franco Marvulli when they are at 97.5 % instead of ‘full-gas’. That’s maybe 57 kph instead of 58 — Easy!
That’ll be how then-reigning World Champions, Bob Hayles and Mark Cavendish, were 34 laps down at Ghent last year: because it’s so “easy”. The truth is that the Sixes are ‘choreographed’, but if you don’t have the legs, you can’t win.