The goal is to eventually make the return of the Amsterdam Six Days. The organization hopes to make a first step with the D6 Cycling Night. An international six-day event was organized for the last time in 2016.
The family of cyclist Yoeri Havik took the initiative to organize another track race last Friday. “I invited the riders. My father-in-law (Carlo Raaijmakers – red) did most of the work. My wife and Ceesn Toom also took on a lot of work. Great,” says Havik.
Jan-Willem van Schip made his comeback on the track and was enthusiastic about the race. “It is often snappy. This is a stable race. Good, long distances in succession. Not much bullshit. Just ram,” said Van Schip.
Lorena Wiebes was also present on Friday evening. On Wednesday she won the Scheldeprijs on the road, but she wanted to participate in the D6 Cycling Night. “I think it’s special that there is another competition in Amsterdam. Hopefully the Six Days of Amsterdam will return,” says Wiebes.
The organization says it wants to organize a three-day event next year. Fifteen sponsors have already pledged to support this event next year.
NH Sport was present on Friday evening and made the above report.