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Gent Six Day 2014 – One of the ‘Straightest’ Sixes We’ve Seen

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I remember once, after the last chase in a Six Day I asked Dirk, our Belgian mechanic; ‘was that finale ‘straight’ Dirk?’

He fixed me with a patient stare, much as a good parent would do after their child has said something silly, ‘have you ever seen a ‘straight’ Six Day, Ed?

I took his point, they’re all pretty much choreographed – but like I keep saying, you have to be able to take laps out of a string riding at 52-53 kph to win.

But I reckon that on Sunday evening I did see a straight finale – and our cycling sage and mentor, Vik shares my