The cannon fires, the smoke clears, then the drums, those damn drums! But it’s OK, it’s just the intro to Paul Delicato’s 1976 Euro Disco smash, ‘Cara Mia.’ Yes, we’re at the final Six Day of the season; the Copenhagen Six Day 2019.
Home rider Jesper Mørkøv paired with Germany’s Christian Grasmann have the honour of taking the first lap of the race.
Up in the stand there’s a little group of guys drinking beer and eating popcorn – as the chase speeds up so does their popcorn consumption.
What it’s all about – having fun at the Six Day.
In a world of 20 and 30 minute Six Day Madisons, 75 minutes is a long way and it doesn’t take long for the pressure to tell with riders all over the track; multiple Norwegian track champion Anders Oddli is paired with experienced Dane Sebastian Lander drops six laps but it could be worse, the Polish/German duo of Adrian Teklinski & Lucas Liss haemorrhage 11 omgange (laps) to eventual winners, Dutchmen Yoeri Havik & Wim Stroetinga.
Our cabin comes out of the mayhem in OK shape, Achim Burkart, our German Derny specialist, paired with rapid home youngster Matias Malmberg end the night on the zero lap in third spot.