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Ghent Six-Day Race unveils an intriguing lineup of competitors

The organisers of the Lotto Zesdaagse Vlaanderen-Gent have unveiled the complete lineup of participants for the upcoming edition of the track event. The Six Days of Ghent is set to take place from the 14th to the 19th of November at the Kuipke.

Defending Champions

Lindsay De Vylder and Robbe Ghys, last year’s winners, are set to defend their title in the 82nd edition of the Lotto Six Days of Flanders-Ghent. They are up against eleven other Belgian and international top pairs, including Dutchmen Yoeri Havik and Jan-Willem van Schip, the German duo of Roger Kluge and Theo Reinhardt, and Belgians Fabio Van den Bossche and Jules Hesters.

Women’s Competition

Lotte Kopecky, the Belgian world champion, will also be in action on the following Friday and Saturday at the Kuipke. Kopecky is participating in the Fiberklaar Ladies Cup. The event provides multiple opportunities for the women to shine during the Lotto Six Days of Ghent. The Fiberklaar Ladies Cup features an elimination race and points race on Friday, followed by another elimination and points race on Saturday.

A Storied History

This year marks the 82nd edition of the Six Days of Ghent, with the first champions being Marcel Buysse and Oscar Egg in 1922. Patrick Sercu, who passed away in 2019 and served as the race director of the Six Days of Ghent post his career, has the most wins to his name, securing victory an impressive eleven times from his first win in 1965 to his last in 1981.

2023 Participating Teams

The list of participating duos for the 2023 Six Days of Ghent (14-19 November) is as follows:

  • Yoeri Havik and Jan-Willem van Schip from the Netherlands
  • Germans Roger Kluge and Theo Reinhardt
  • Belgians Lindsay De Vylder and Robbe Ghys
  • Britons Mark Stewart and Oliver Wood
  • Fabio Van den Bossche and Jules Hesters from Belgium
  • Belgians Noah Vandenbranden and Tuur Dens
  • Gianluca Pollefliet from Belgium and Tim Torn Teutenberg from Germany
  • Denmark’s Lasse Norman Hansen and Belgian Jonas Rickaert
  • Mathias Malmberg from Denmark and Aaron Gate from New Zealand
  • Dutch pair Vincent Hoppezak and Philip Heijnen
  • Oscar Nilsson-Julien from Great Britain and Valentin Tabellion from France
  • Michele Scartezzini from Italy and Milan Van den Haute from Belgium