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Grenoble Six Day 2006 – Sixth Night


The last day at Grenoble Six Day 2006 isn’t too hard for the riders, there’s a points race, a time trial and then the big chase – 180 laps of the 210 meter track. I did hear guys complain though that the lack of warm-up races made for sore legs early in the Madison.

I was up at 9.30 and straight into my jersey-folding routine.

Panic; one pair of Alex Rasmussen’s mitts have gone missing; in a world torn by wars this may not seem like too big a deal, but in the cloistered world of the six-days it’s probably a day’s worth of gossip: “You hear about de big fat, bald Scottie runner with Kris? He loses Razl’s best mitts, eh?”

I searched everywhere, but to cut a long story short, Alex had taken them back to the hotel with him. I was too relieved to be mad.