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Gent Six Day 2012 – Friday Night


Here in Gent Friday night has always been the big night of the Gent Six Day 2012. It’s not just about the beer, it’s about the cycling and fans of all ages bring the wife or girlfriend to what is for all concerned a big night out. A number of the revellers are ex-riders many of whom no doubt spend the night reminiscing on their time pedalling around the hollowed boards of Het Kuipke.

Team Elimination

The programme again started with the Team Elimination (or Devil).

For as long as I can remember since coming here this is a race the leaders always go for. Tonight the 20 points were snapped up by the improving Silvan Dillier (with Robert Bartko) in a 2-up sprint with Iljo Keisse.

The Swiss / German pairing are starting to make a run at the podium. In 3rd were De Ketele / Van Hoecke.

Wim Stroetinga came back into the race recovering from stomach problems but his self-confessed dislike of the Elimination race meant this one offered no pointers to his condition.