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Mark Cavendish to ride London Six Day

Mark Cavendish gives advice to Germain Burton at Six Day London
Josh Cunningham
18 Mar 2016

Mark Cavendish has revealed he will be riding at the London Six Day, which will be held from 25th-30th October at Olympic Park

After the first Six Day event in London for 35 years was held at the Olympic Park in October 2015, plans are already afoot for Six Day London 2016. Organiser Madison Sports Group have revealed that the track event will run from the 25th to 30th October, with newly crowned madison world champion Mark Cavendish having already confirmed he will be there. 

'I couldn't compete in last year's Six Day, but went along as a fan - I almost had to be held back from jumping on a bike and joining in,' Cavendish said. 'This year is going to have a lot going on, but a Six Day in London is something I am desperate to do. Winning the madison the other week with Brad just made my mind up: that venue, that crowd and a Six Day - it's a no brainer for me.'

The 2015 event, which was the first to be held in London since the Skol 6, held at Wembley in 1980, was won by Belgian pairing Kenny de Ketele and Moreno de Pauw - both of whom were in action at the recent World Championships at the Lea Valley Velodrome. Malgorzata Wojtyra won the 2015 women's event, with Denis Dmitriev taking the sprint event.

Cavendish last competed in the Six Day format in 2014, when he came second at the Six Days of Gent, and won the Six Days of Zurich, with his then Omega Pharma-QuickStep teammate Iljo Keisse. However, whether or not Wiggins will be present to re-establish his world championship-winning partnership with Cavendish isn't yet known. 

Tickets will go on general sale from 25 March 2016 at sixday.com

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