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Copenhagen Six Day 2010 – Day Six


Wednesday morning in the camper van, long straights of grey motorway tarmac through a flat, snow blanketed landscape, minus three, no sunshine, just more grey above us; in all the times I’ve worked at the Copenhagen Six Day 2010 Six, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the sun.

The boys did it, I didn’t think they would, but they did – it was wonderful to be a part of it.

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Michael, Ed, and Alex enjoy the moment.
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Ed takes care of Michael.

Last year was a bigger ‘high’ because it was their first win at home and Gent was probably one of the best weeks of my life.

But last night was cool; to have the World Champions wrap their arms round you and hug you – that’s special.

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Alex and Michael take the home win.

The sixth day is always an uneasy one, the final chase is on everyone’s mind – but nobody mentions it.

Patrick Sercu appeared; he’s still the ‘Mr. Big’ on the circuit and to cross him would be extremely unwise.

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Sercu and Franco discuss matters.
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Franco with his precious bottle.

The racing started and Franco grabbed the mega vino, in the sprint series – again; Bjarne Riis was back to see his two dashing young stars and I got to meet one of my heroes.

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Pearce and Van Bon, neck and neck.

I’d never have recognised him but Kris did – Ole Ritter.