Home| Back to Fat Nick's report on the Ghent Six-day cycle race |
Silvio Martinello is retiring later this season.... so his helpers packed his bags for him.
|Germany's Gerd Dörich is now the most experienced rider on the 6-day circuit.||Switzerland's Alexander Aeschbach has a rest between races at Ghent||Chillin...... Is this Mr Zabka, or Mr Liska?||Andreas Kappes, Germany's leading six-dayt winner.|
|Kurt Betscharts has a rest between races in Ghent||Britain's Bradley Wiggins takes a break from the action, on his way to second place overall.||Kurt Bestschart throws Bruno Risi into the fray at Ghent. When Risi gets down into this low-bellied catslink, the other guys go white.||Risi piles on the pressure in the final Madison of the 2002 Ghent Six, with Matt Gilmore chasing hard.||Matt Gilmore and Brad Wiggins pick up some more flowers during the 2002 Zesdaagse van Vlaanderen.|
|Derny action on the tight Ghent track.||Matt Gilmore has time for a quick massage between races. The riders need to stay supple over the six nights.||Kurt Betschart enjoys the taste of victory.||Jean-Pierre Van Zyl and Iljo Keisse celebrate a fastest flying lap at Ghent. Patrick Sercu looks on serenely.||Bruno Risi piles on the pressure.|
|Sportsmanship: Winner Kurt Betschart and second-placed Brad Wiggins get all touchy-feely after the last Madison.||Marco Villa congratulates Kurt Betschart on the podium.||Kurt Betschart and Silvio Martinello have a chat.||Kurt Betschart congratulates (relative) newboy Brad Wiggins on his excellent riding during the Ghent Six.||Winners of the 2002 Ghent Six-Day race: Kurt Betschart and Bruno Risi|
|Happy bunnies: Risi and Betschart celebrate their third victory at Ghent||Big smiles!||Local hero Matt Gilmore still has time for the press, even after finishing second.||Kurt Betschart and Bruno Risi take time for a TV interview.||Byee..... Risi and Betschart take their leave. In a golf cart!|