Ghent Six 2003

Thursday night's racing pics by Fat Nick

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Matt Gilmore with pacer Joop Zijlaard celebrate a win in a Derny race Robert Sassone of France leads Scott McGrory into a flying 500m time trial Local hero at Ghent: Matt Gilmore Switzerland's double world champion (Madison and Scratch), Franco Marculli takes time out during the Ghent Six
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Danny Stam leads Rob Slippens in the flying 500m. The two Dutch stars are on flying form. Marty Nothstein celebrates a win in oneof the races, with Iljo Keisse. Nothstein's partner Rob Hayles was off sick on the Thursday night, so this was a temporary pairing. Australia's Scott McGrory grimaces as he throws Robert Sassone into the fray during the madison in Ghent. Franco Marvulli gives a madison handsling to Alexander Aeschbach during the 2003 Ghent Six.
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Master class: Kurt Betschart throws Bruno Risi into the race action. The Swiss stars lead the six-day charts. Bradley Wiggins, reigning world pursuit champion, slings in race partner Matt Gilmore during the Ghent Six Getting ready: Robert Sassone waits for partner Scott McGrory to throw him into the race. Danny Stam and Rob Slippens show how to do a madison change.
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German efficiency: Andreas Beikirch chucks Andreas Kappes into the race.