Six Days of Ghent

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Six Days of Ghent
Race details
DateNovember
Region Ghent, Belgium
Local name(s)Zesdaagse Vlaanderen-Gent (in Dutch)
Discipline Track
Type Six-day racing
History
First edition1922 (1922)
Editions79 (as of 2019)
First winner
Most recent

The Six Days of Ghent (Dutch : Zesdaagse Vlaanderen-Gent) is a six-day track cycling race held annually in Ghent, Belgium.

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It takes place in the Kuipke velodrome in Ghent's Citadelpark.

The 2006 event from 21 November to 26 November was marred by the death of one of the riders. During the fifth day's racing, Isaac Gálvez of Spain rode into the barrier edging the outside of the track and died on his way to hospital.

The event includes the Memorial Patrick Sercu madison, named after the former race director at Ghent and holder of the world record for number of six-day victories, Patrick Sercu, who died in 2019.

The 2009 event took place from 24 November to 29 November. A Danish team formed by Alex Rasmussen and his companion Michael Mørkøv won with a 3-point difference. The previous year's winner, Iljo Keisse, ended second.

The 2010 event was held from 23 November to 28 November.

The track used for the event, the Kuipke, is measured at 166.66 m, with steep side banks surrounding the track.

List of winning teams of the Six Days of Ghent

1922 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Marcel Buysse Flag of Switzerland.svg Oscar Egg
1923 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Lucien Buysse Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Victor Standaert
1924 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Alois Persijn Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jules Verschelden
1925 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg César Debaets Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jules Van Hevel
1926 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg César Debaets Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Emile Thollembeek
1927 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Maurice Dewolf Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Hilaire Hellebaut
1936 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Camile De Kuysscher Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Albert Billiet
1937 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Frans Slaats Flag of the Netherlands.svg Kees Pellenaars
1947 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Gerrit Schulte Flag of the Netherlands.svg Gerrit Boeyen
1948 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Achiel Bruneel Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Camile De Kuysscher
1949 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Gerrit Schulte Flag of the Netherlands.svg Gerrit Boeyen
1950 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Gerrit Schulte Flag of the Netherlands.svg Gerard Peters
1951 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg René Adriaensens Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Albert Bruylandt
1952 Flag of Switzerland.svg Walter Bücher Flag of Switzerland.svg Armin Von Büren
1953 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Achiel Bruneel Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Arsène Rijckaert
1954 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Rik Van Steenbergen Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Stan Ockers
1955 (Feb) Flag of Luxembourg.svg Lucien Gillen Flag of Italy.svg Fernando Terruzi
1955 (Nov) Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Rik Van Steenbergen Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Emiel Severeyns
1956 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Reginald Arnold Flag of Italy.svg Fernando Terruzi
1957 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Rik Van Steenbergen Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Fred De Bruyne
1958 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Reginand Arnold Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Rik Van Looy
1959 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Rik Van Steenbergen Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Fred De Bruyne
1960 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Rik Van Looy Flag of the Netherlands.svg Peter Post
1961 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Rik Van Looy Flag of the Netherlands.svg Peter Post
1965 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Patrick Sercu Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Eddy Merckx
1966 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Peter Post Flag of Switzerland.svg Fritz Pfenninger
1967 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Patrick Sercu Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Eddy Merckx
1968 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Peter Post Flag of the Netherlands.svg Leo Duyndam
1969 Flag of Germany.svg Rudi Altig Flag of Germany.svg Sigi Renz
1970 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Patrick Sercu Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jean-Pierre Monseré
1971 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Patrick Sercu Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Roger De Vlaeminck
1972 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Patrick Sercu Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Julien Stevens
1973 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Patrick Sercu Flag of Australia (converted).svg Graeme Gilmore
1974 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Graeme Gilmore Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Julien Stevens
1975 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Patrick Sercu Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Eddy Merckx
1976 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Danny Clark Flag of Australia (converted).svg Donald Allan
1977 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Patrick Sercu Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Eddy Merckx
1978 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Patrick Sercu Flag of the Netherlands.svg Gerrie Knetemann
1979 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Danny Clark Flag of Australia (converted).svg Donald Allan
1980 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Patrick Sercu Flag of Germany.svg Albert Fritz
1981 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Patrick Sercu Flag of Denmark.svg Gert Frank
1982 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Danny Clark Flag of Australia (converted).svg Donald Allan
1983 Flag of the Netherlands.svg René Pijnen Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Etienne De Wilde
1984 Flag of Denmark.svg Gert Frank Flag of Denmark.svg Hans Henrik Ørsted
1985 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Stan Tourné Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Etienne De Wilde
1986 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Danny Clark Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tony Doyle
1987 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Danny Clark Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Etienne De Wilde
1988 Flag of Switzerland.svg Urs Freuler Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Roman Hermann
1989 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Etienne De Wilde Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Stan Tourné
YearWinnersSecondThird
1990Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Danny Clark  (AUS)
Flag of Germany.svg  Roland Günther  (GER)
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Marat Ganeev  (SOV)
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Kostantine Khrabzov  (SOV)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Urs Freuler  (SUI)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Hansruedi Märki  (SUI)
1991Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Etienne De Wilde  (BEL)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Tony Doyle  (GBR)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Urs Freuler  (SUI)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Peter Pieters  (NED)
Flag of Germany.svg  Roland Günther  (GER)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Rik Van Slycke  (BEL)
1992Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Etienne De Wilde  (BEL)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Jens Veggerby  (DEN)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Urs Freuler  (SUI)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Peter Pieters  (NED)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Bruno Risi  (SUI)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Rik Van Slycke  (BEL)
1993Flag of Switzerland.svg  Kurt Betschart  (SUI)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Bruno Risi  (SUI)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Urs Freuler  (SUI)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Werner Stutz  (SUI)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Johan Bruyneel  (BEL)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Etienne De Wilde  (BEL)
1994Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Danny Clark  (AUS)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Etienne De Wilde  (BEL)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Urs Freuler  (SUI)
Flag of Germany.svg  Carsten Wolf  (GER)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Jimmi Madsen  (DEN)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Peter Van Petegem  (BEL)
1995Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Etienne De Wilde  (BEL)
Flag of Germany.svg  Andreas Kappes  (GER)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Jimmi Madsen  (DEN)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Jens Veggerby  (DEN)
Flag of Italy.svg  Silvio Martinello  (ITA)
Flag of Italy.svg  Marco Villa  (ITA)
1996Flag of Switzerland.svg  Kurt Betschart  (SUI)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Bruno Risi  (SUI)
Flag of Italy.svg  Adriano Baffi  (ITA)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Etienne De Wilde  (BEL)
Flag of Germany.svg  Andreas Kappes  (GER)
Flag of Germany.svg  Carsten Wolf  (GER)
1997Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Etienne De Wilde  (BEL)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Matthew Gilmore  (AUS)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Jimmi Madsen  (DEN)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Jens Veggerby  (DEN)
Flag of Italy.svg  Silvio Martinello  (ITA)
Flag of Italy.svg  Marco Villa  (ITA)
1998Flag of Italy.svg  Silvio Martinello  (ITA)
Flag of Italy.svg  Marco Villa  (ITA)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Etienne De Wilde  (BEL)
Flag of Germany.svg  Andreas Kappes  (GER)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Tayeb Braikia  (DEN)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Jimmi Madsen  (DEN)
1999Flag of Denmark.svg  Jimmi Madsen  (DEN)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Scott McGrory  (AUS)
Flag of Italy.svg  Adriano Baffi  (ITA)
Flag of Italy.svg  Silvio Martinello  (ITA)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Etienne De Wilde  (BEL)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Matthew Gilmore  (BEL)
2000Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Matthew Gilmore  (BEL)
Flag of Italy.svg  Silvio Martinello  (ITA)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Brett Aitken  (AUS)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Scott McGrory  (AUS)
Flag of Italy.svg  Adriano Baffi  (ITA)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Frank Corvers  (BEL)
2001Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Matthew Gilmore  (BEL)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Scott McGrory  (AUS)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Kurt Betschart  (SUI)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Bruno Risi  (SUI)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Etienne De Wilde  (BEL)
Flag of Germany.svg  Andreas Kappes  (GER)
2002Flag of Switzerland.svg  Kurt Betschart  (SUI)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Bruno Risi  (SUI)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Matthew Gilmore  (BEL)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Bradley Wiggins  (GBR)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Jimmi Madsen  (DEN)
Flag of the United States.svg  Marty Nothstein  (USA)
2003Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Matthew Gilmore  (BEL)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Bradley Wiggins  (GBR)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Robert Slippens  (NED)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Danny Stam  (NED)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Kurt Betschart  (SUI)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Bruno Risi  (SUI)
2004Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Robert Slippens  (NED)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Danny Stam  (NED)
Flag of Germany.svg  Andreas Beikirch  (GER)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Iljo Keisse  (BEL)
Flag of Germany.svg  Gerd Dörich  (GER)
Flag of Germany.svg  Andreas Kappes  (GER)
2005Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Matthew Gilmore  (BEL)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Iljo Keisse  (BEL)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Robert Slippens  (NED)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Danny Stam  (NED)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Andreas Beikirch  (BEL)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Kurt Betschart  (SUI)
2006No winners
Note: Robert Bartko and Iljo Keisse were leading when Isaac Gálvez crashed and died during the fifth day.
Due to his death, the race was cancelled and no winners declared.
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2007Flag of Germany.svg  Robert Bartko  (GER)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Iljo Keisse  (BEL)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Franco Marvulli  (SUI)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Bruno Risi  (SUI)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Robert Slippens  (NED)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Danny Stam  (NED)
2008Flag of Germany.svg  Robert Bartko  (GER)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Iljo Keisse  (BEL)
Flag of Germany.svg  Leif Lampater  (GER)
Flag of Germany.svg  Erik Zabel  (GER)
Flag of Germany.svg  Andreas Beikirch  (GER)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Kenny De Ketele  (BEL)
2009Flag of Denmark.svg  Michael Mørkøv  (DEN)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Alex Rasmussen  (DEN)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Iljo Keisse  (BEL)
Flag of Germany.svg  Roger Kluge  (GER)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Franco Marvulli  (SUI)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Bruno Risi  (SUI)
2010Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Iljo Keisse  (BEL)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Peter Schep  (NED)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Kenny De Ketele  (BEL)
Flag of Germany.svg  Leif Lampater  (GER)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Michael Mørkøv  (DEN)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Alex Rasmussen  (DEN)
2011Flag of Germany.svg  Robert Bartko  (GER)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Kenny De Ketele  (BEL)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Peter Schep  (NED)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Wim Stroetinga  (NED)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Marc Hester  (DEN)
Flag of France.svg  Morgan Kneisky  (FRA)
2012Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Iljo Keisse  (BEL)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Glenn O'Shea  (AUS)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Kenny De Ketele  (BEL)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Gijs Van Hoecke  (BEL)
Flag of Germany.svg  Robert Bartko  (GER)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Silvan Dillier  (SUI)
2013Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jasper De Buyst  (BEL)
Flag of Germany.svg  Leif Lampater  (GER)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Iljo Keisse  (BEL)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Wim Stroetinga  (NED)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Kenny De Ketele  (BEL)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Gijs Van Hoecke  (BEL)
2014Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jasper De Buyst  (BEL)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Kenny De Ketele  (BEL)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Mark Cavendish  (GBR)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Iljo Keisse  (BEL)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Silvan Dillier  (SUI)
Flag of Germany.svg  Leif Lampater  (GER)
2015Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Iljo Keisse  (BEL)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Michael Mørkøv  (DEN)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Kenny De Ketele  (BEL)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Gijs Van Hoecke  (BEL)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jasper De Buyst  (BEL)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Otto Vergaerde  (BEL)
2016Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Mark Cavendish  (GBR)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Bradley Wiggins  (GBR)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Kenny De Ketele  (BEL)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Moreno De Pauw  (BEL)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Iljo Keisse  (BEL)
Flag of Italy.svg  Elia Viviani  (ITA)
2017Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Kenny De Ketele  (BEL)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Moreno De Pauw  (BEL)
Flag of France.svg  Morgan Kneisky  (FRA)
Flag of France.svg  Benjamin Thomas  (FRA)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Yoeri Havik  (NED)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Wim Stroetinga  (NED)
2018Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Iljo Keisse  (BEL)
Flag of Italy.svg  Elia Viviani  (ITA)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Kenny De Ketele  (BEL)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Robbe Ghys  (BEL)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jasper De Buyst  (BEL)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Tosh Van der Sande  (BEL)
2019Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Kenny De Ketele  (BEL)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Robbe Ghys  (BEL)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jasper De Buyst  (BEL)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Tosh Van der Sande  (BEL)
Flag of Germany.svg  Roger Kluge  (GER)
Flag of Germany.svg  Theo Reinhardt  (GER)

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