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Amsterdam no longer part of the Six-Day series

Joe Robinson
27 Sep 2017

Amsterdam will no longer host the second event of the Six-Day series

Despite the general success of the series, Amsterdam will no longer host a six-day event for the six-day track series. 

Usually situated in December, Amsterdam usually appears as the second event in the calendar, being held after the curtain-raiser in London.

This loss comes only a year after the even was launched. When initially announced it was planned that the series would expand beyond the original five events.

Despite the loss of Amsterdam, the series will still take place in London as well as Copenhagen and Berlin before finishing in Mallorca on the 14th of April next year. 

Whilst losing Amsterdam is a blow to the series, the general interest in track cycling and six-day riding has seen a general rise.

At last year's event in London, Sir Bradley Wiggins competed in one of his final events with fellow Brit Mark Cavendish, narrowly losing out to Belgian specialists Kenny De Ketele and Moreno De Pauw. 

This saw sellout crowds at almost every session over the six-day event at the Lee Valley VeloPark in London. 

Adding to this success, the six-day series have been able to confirm the return of Cavendish to this year's London event with fellow Manxman Pete Kennaugh.

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