Madison Sports Group is excited to announce another six riders who are set to compete in Melbourne when the Six Day Series comes to Australia in February 2019.
A combination of bikes, beats and beers, the Six Day Series takes a traditional form of cycling and mixes it with an exciting party atmosphere to form the ultimate sporting event. Riders from Australia and abroad are looking to make the trip down under to what is set to be a knock out event.
A further two Australians have been locked in for Melbourne’s major track cycling event, with 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold medallist Sam Welsford and teammate Cameron Scott ready to take centre stage at Melbourne Arena in early 2019.
Welsford broke the World Record in the Team Pursuit on his way to gold at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, setting the mark with already confirmed Six Day Melbourne riders Kelland O’Brien and Leigh Howard.
Scott, at just 20 years old, is one of Australia’s most exciting cycling prospects and is ready to compete in front of a packed home crowd.
Joining Welsford and Scott will be German pair Henning Bommel and Kersten Thiele as well as Czech duo Daniel Babor and Luděk Lichnovský.
Bommel and Thiele finished fifth in the Team Pursuit at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and rode at the 2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.
18-year-old Babor is a junior European and World champion, while Lichnovský was the Czech Republic Points Race champion in 2015.
With more rider announcements to come, Madison Sports Group Chief Executive Officer, James Durbin, said Six Day Melbourne will be an unmissable sporting event.
“With more names signing on, Six Day Melbourne will be an exciting spectacle that cycling fans and general sports lovers will enjoy,” he said.
“We’re thrilled to already have a great blend of experienced and up-and-coming young talent confirmed for Melbourne.
“We can’t wait to announce further names to the already impressive list of riders – sure to delight fans who want to watch track cycling’s elite.
“With tickets starting at just $25, purchase now to ensure you don’t miss the world’s best riders travel to Melbourne in February.”
The Australian edition of the series will be an action-packed three-day event with all the usual Six Day track racing formats, including the Madison, time trials, derny racing, team eliminations, scratch races and points races in a spectacular arena environment.
Six Day Melbourne will be held on 7, 8, 9 February, 2019 at Hisense Arena with the Series Final held in Brisbane 12, 13, 14 April, 2019 at the Anna Meares Velodrome. The next Six Day Series kicks off in London on October 23, 2018.