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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Germany's Hannover Six Day to return in 2011

by Jered Gruber at 2:55 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Track
 
Encouraging developments in Germany: Köln hoping to return to the Six Day circuit in 2012 as well.

There has been very little good news to come out of Germany this year on the racing front. The demise of its final top tier team along with seemingly race after race has left very little to smile about.

It would seem, however, that things have to get better, and the announcement of a rejuvenated race for next winter, the Hannover Six Day, perhaps a corner has been turned.

German newspaper, the Bremer Weser-Kurier, relayed the good news today. Christian Stoll, the longtime announcer at the Bremen Six confirmed to the newspaper that he was planning to stage a Six Day race next winter in Hannover with his Dutch business partner, Frank Boele.

If all goes according to plan, the Hannover Six will be held next December 15-20: it will have been 30 years since its last edition in 1981. In its history, there were eight six day events in Hannover, so it was never a mainstay, but the return after three decades will hopefully herald more good news in the coming months.

In this six day season, there will be events in Bremen (13-18 January), Berlin (27-1 January), and for the first time, in a tent, Herne (5-10 April).

Stoll also hopes to bring back the lost Six Day race in Köln in 2012. If things go well, the defunct race will return at the beginning of November in two years.

The German cycling federation's, Udo Sprenger, is happy about the new developments in a statement to rad-net.de.

"Such activities are pleasing, and we will support all of their efforts. Our track riders, the endurance racers as well as the sprinters need races to develop further. For cycling, it's a positive development that we urgently need."

 

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