Rotterdam Six Days is cancelled, official farewell to...

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The Six Days of Rotterdam is canceled again. The organization has decided to cancel the cycling event in Ahoy due to the uncertainty surrounding the corona measures. The track cyclists would ride on the track in Ahoy from 7 to 12 December, but it is highly uncertain whether the public will be allowed to be present again. Kenny De Ketele would end his career in Rotterdam.

Vincent Van GenechtenSource: BELGIAN

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In any case, until December 4, no spectators are allowed to come to sports competitions in the Netherlands. It is one of the measures taken by the cabinet to reduce the new peak in the number of corona infections and to prevent hospitals from becoming overcrowded.

At the end of last year, the Six Days of Rotterdam was canceled either. Then the cycling event was to be held at the end of November, but already in May the organization decided to cancel the track races.

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Kenny De Ketele would ride his last race alongside the Dutchman Niki Terpstra in Rotterdam. Together with Robbe Ghys, De Ketele won the 80th Six Days of Ghent on Sunday, where he finally completed the last laps of his career.

“A slap in the face”, responds Erika Bronkhorst, events manager of Rotterdam Ahoy, to the new setback at the NOS. “Until two weeks ago, there was no question of canceling the event. We were really looking forward to it. The Kettle? “He could have won here in Rotterdam. It is heartbreaking that you have to tell such an athlete that it is not going ahead.”

Wim Stroetinga and Yoeri Havik are still the last winners in Ahoy. At the beginning of 2020, the Dutch track cyclists won the 38th edition of the Rotterdam Six Days. The 39th edition has now been moved to December 6-11, 2022.

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