Berlin (dpa / bb) – After a compulsory one-year break due to the corona pandemic, the Berlin six-day race is set to do its 110 laps in the Berlin Velodrom from February 8 to 13, 2022. “We have been planning for about two months. It’s a lot of stress because we have much less time to prepare. But the only thing that can stop us is the health situation,” said Valts Miltovics, Managing Director of Sixdays Berlin. on Thursday at a press conference in Berlin. The organizers rely on the 2-G rule. “That’s the only way,” added Miltovics. With up to 6000 spectators a day is currently planned.
For the first three days, the event will focus on the next generation of the “Berliner Future Cup”. The elite drivers will start on the last three days from Friday to Sunday. The women should drive exactly the same program as the men. “We are concentrating on equality. With this mode we are once again pioneers,” said Miltovics.
Discussions are currently underway to compile the driver fields. “The response from the athletes is very good,” said Dieter Stein as the sports director. Maximilian Levy has already given his approval. Born in Berlin, the Sixdays will finally end his 15-year career with four world championship titles and three Olympic medals. “The anticipation is great. It will certainly be emotional. But it’s also about enjoying it a little,” said the “Sprint King” from Berlin. The 34-year-old won his debut in the sprint tournament in Berlin nine times in 2006.
The organizers hope to make the double world champions Roger Kluge and Theo Reinhardt from Berlin, who won the Velodrom in 2019, binding for the elite endurance area. “Both belong to the Berlin Sixdays,” emphasized Stein.
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