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Grenoble Six Day 2009 – Getting There

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Franco Marvulli, twice world madison and scratch champion, four times winner of the Grenoble Six Day and a winner of 25 Sixes in total; Jens-Erik Madsen, world team pursuit champion; Luke Roberts, multiple world team pursuit champion; Iljo Keisse, kermesse star and winner of 11 Six Days; Leon Van Bon, twice Dutch pro road champion and a Tour and Vuelta stage winner – that’s not a bad list for starters.

But I wouldn’t fancy being one of the humble home boys being tee-ed up for mega brutalisation.

Grenoble Six Day 2009
The view from the stadium – we’re here at last.

It was a long day to get here, up at 04:00 to try and sort out all the ‘real world’ orders and emails,