The Six Day Series has today announced a superstar line up including a quartet of Australian Olympic Gold hopefuls who will compete at the Series Final in Brisbane April 3 – 5 2020.
The event will be held at the Anna Meares Velodrome and will be one of the last competitions in Australia before the athletes embark on their journey to 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
A stellar field of Australian Mens riders will be competing, including Kelland O’Brien and Leigh Howard who last year took home the Six Day Series title, as well as Australian cycling royalty Cameron Meyer and young superstar Sam Welsford. These four riders alone have a combined 8 x Golds at Commonwealth Games, 18 x Gold World Championships and 30 x Gold National Championships.
Australian Kelland O’Brien said “It’s great to back in Brisbane competing in such a world class venue. It’s one of the last times fans will be able to see us compete before we head to Tokyo and represent Australia so I can’t wait to hit the track.”
The Aussie teams will be a force to be reckoned with however, with big international names such as the GB pairing of Steven Burke– (2x Olympic Champion, 1x World Champion) and his partner Chris Latham (Olympic, World, European, World Cup, Commonwealth Bronze medallist) as well as the Dutch pairing of Wim Stroetinga (3x World Champion medallist, 2x European Champion Medallist, 2018 Six Day London Champion) and Yoeri Havik (2018 Six Day London Champion) the Australian men will have some serious competition.
More announcements on riders in the mens, womens and sprinters fields to follow in the coming weeks.
Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said the announcement would provide a further drawcard for the Six Day Series Final which formed part of the Brisbane Cycling Festival. “Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a fan of elite cycling or an advanced rider looking for a challenge, there’s something for everyone at this festival,” she said. “The Six Day Series will bring some of the world’s best to Brisbane. “This is a huge coup. Cycling has an international following and is one of the fastest-growing sports on the planet. “We invest in events like these because they support local jobs and deliver great flow-on benefits for local businesses.”
The 2020 event will feature over 60 riders from around the globe, and an expected 7,000+ spectators combining the world’s best track cyclists with a phenomenal party atmosphere.
Held over three intense and exciting nights of bikes, beats, beers, and live entertainment including a BMX half pipe, world renowned DJ Andy Purnell, chill out zones and bike expo, the event has something for everyone.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said as a feature of the three-week Brisbane Cycling Festival, the Six Day Series would help drive tourism and give a valuable boost to the local economy.
“The Six Day Series will attract residents and visitors to see the world’s best track cyclists compete in Brisbane while showcasing our great city to interstate and international audiences,” Cr Schrinner said.
“The Brisbane Cycling Festival is a highlight on our city’s annual line-up of events which generates over $150 million for our economy every year.”
The event will have a significant TV and digital reach including a television broadcast to an audience in excess of 1.1 million globally across 89 different countries.
Domestically Ch 7 Plus will carry the live broadcast.
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