Six Day Berlin: Archibald and Havik in Winning Form

Raleigh GAC rider Yoeri Havik with Wim Stroetinga lead Berlin SiX Day, Katie Archibald in fine form too

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Six Day Berlin: Archibald and Havik in Winning Form

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Scotland’s Katie Archibald (Team WNT) looked like she had never been away after making her comeback from a broken wrist by going straight to the top of the Six Day Berlin leaderboard. And on an intriguing Day 4 in Germany, Dutch duo Yoeri Havik and Wim Stroetinga maintained their lead in the men’s competition as the final Madison saw a defining pecking order start to emerge.

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But it was with the women that the day began and it was world road race champion Amalie Dideriksen that made the strongest start, taking the 10km scratch race in a sprint to the line.
Second-place Archibald got her own back in the elimination race, though, grinding her Danish opponent into submission and streaking away to victory in the final sprint.

And Archibald’s fine form continued in the 10km points race but, despite amassing ten points, the same as winner Anna Knauer and second-place Giorgia Bronzini, she finished behind the front two and thus ended the race in third. But it was still enough to give her the overnight lead with just six points from three events, one ahead of Dideriksen on seven and Knauer on eight.


In the men’s Six Day competition Tristan Marguet and Claudio Imhof made the most of the early start and caught the field napping with an early attack in the opening 100-lap Madison. No-one else was allowed to get away and the Swiss pair took the win, with Andy Tennant and Chris Latham in second, followed by Belgium’s Kenny de Ketele and Moreno de Pauw in third.

Overnight leaders Stroetinga and Havik then extended their advantage as the former took a comfortable 40-lap Derny win over Nico Hesslich. And there was a win for Denmark’s Alex Rasmussen and Casper Pedersen, whose 500m Madison time trial mark from Day 2 was enough to take the overall win, with Day 4’s final three pairings failed to beat their effort of 26.625s.

Tennant and Latham’s day continued in a positive manner in the next events as Latham’s third Longest Lap victory of the week, and Tennant’s elimination win, sandwiched a win for Imhof in the second Derny heat of the day. But they slipped back in the final Madison, being one of six teams who finished a lap back.

Leif Lampater and Maximilian Beyer – riding in place of Marcel Kalz – took a lap and won the sprint to delight the home crowds, but it was the work of de Ketele and de Pauw, in second, that mattered most.

Earlier in the day Ethan Hayter and Matt Walls won the final U23 Talent Cup Madison to take the overall title.




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