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Rotterdam Six Day 2012 – Day Five; Dernys


Dernys, you love them or you hate them, they’re a big part of the Sixes; and always with a capital ‘D’ — Roger Derny et Fils first manufactured them in Paris, in: 1938. There’s some real Derny history on the boards here at the Rotterdam Six Day — the tall, slim, grey haired man who chases the riders up to their events here at the is Bruno Walrave.

Bruno has seen it all before.

Bruno was a Derny driver until recently but was also one of the big motor drivers before the UCI binned the event as a World Championship event.

On the one hand, that was sad, because a big motor battle on a big, fast, outdoor concrete track is something to see – but on the other hand, it was inevitable in an event where athletic prowess was secondary to how much someone else had bunged your driver.

The machinations behind the scenes were like a Dan Bro