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Grenoble Six Days 2011 – Third Night


Grenoble Six Days 2011… One day, I’d like to come to the Grenoble Six Days and sit at one of the big tables with friends and family, watch the cabaret, and the racing, chat, eat and drink too much.

It’s good value at 63 euros per head; that gets you in, allows you to attack the beautiful buffet and provides: you a bottle of wine, mineral water and a coffee as you watch the racing and the cabaret – one day… Oh dear!

It’s 11:00 pm and the ‘no limits’ is in full effect (that’s a standstill contest) – and yes, it’s as dire as it sounds.

If Vik finds out about this one, I’m in trouble.

He doesn’t like Grenoble, he’s seen my pics of the balloon lady and magician – if it was down to Vik we’d have a rider on the track for 24 hours, wouldn’t let the b**tard riders out of the stadium and would have then sleeping in the cabins.

Grenoble is all a bit, well, ‘French,’ but when you’re here, it’s actually pretty cool.

Gent is the ‘man’s six’ but that format wouldn’t work here; just like 34 minute standstills would have beer bottles raining onto the track at Gent.