The best racers and cycling fans gathered last weekend at the Six Day Final Mallorca. It was one exciting and fun night of racing competitions. The island became the cycling world’s focus of attention when the best riders from the Six Day Series competed on Saturday in Palma.
About Six Day Series
The Six Day Series is one of the most important international track cycling competitions in the world. The event consists of several races between men, women and sprinters. Six-day races are contested by teams of two across a range of disciplines. It is of great significance that the long-awaited final was held in Mallorca. Cosme Bonet, councilor of economy and finance, has affirmed that “sporting events of these characteristics contribute to lengthen and revitalize the season”. They also place Mallorca as a reference of cycling.
The Six Day Final Mallorca
After 18 hard days of racing in three different countries the 2018 Six Day Series ended on the island. The event organized by Madison Sports Group took place at Palma Arena velodrome on Saturday, the 14th of April. The one-night final featured the best track cyclists from the series that have qualified in London, Berlin and Copenhagen before.
World elite cyclists like Madison world champion Roger Kluge from Germany and triple world champion Kirsten Wild participated. For Spain Albert Torres and Sebastian Mora competed. German cyclist Max Levy has pointed out that “Mallorca is a very popular destination among the Germans”. He was delighted to be on the island to compete in the final.
They fought hard for the title. Speeding up, changing the lead, gaining and losing laps until the Six Day Series 2018 champions were celebrated. This year more than 2.500 people have enjoyed the ‘Formula 1 of cycling’ at the the Palma Arena velodrome. A very exciting event of five hours of competition where the fastest cyclists in the world have played more than a dozen tests of different categories.
Spain wins the Six Day Series
The Spanish couple formed by the Menorcan Albert Torres and the Valencian Sebastian Mora won the Six Day Series Mallorca final having achieved the highest score in the general classification with a total of 117 points. The Spanish duo has ousted the winners of the last edition, the Belgians Moreno de Pauw and Kenny Ketele that have taken second place this year. Albert Torres has declared “I am very happy to have achieved victory especially when you have a motivation and race at home. The joy is immense”.
In the women’s category, the clear winner was the Dutch Kristen Wid. Furthermore the cyclists have paid an emotional tribute to the Spanish Leire Olaberria who is leaving the professional cycling world. The cyclist has declared that “I feel that I have completed a great professional stage”. She added that “I wanted to celebrate this moment in Mallorca since this is where I have spent a large part of my career”.
A successful Event
The delegate of Six Day Series in Spain, Theresa Zabell, stressed that “the whole team is very happy with how the event has turned out and the fact that the Spaniards were the big winners is a round finish for this sports event“.
Among the attendees of the Six Day Final Mallorca was the five-time champion of the Tour de France Miguel Indurain. The ambassador of the event said that “the Balearics have a very good level of cycling because they don’t only have good racers but also make very good races.” In this regard, he pointed out that “Six Day is a great event where the best cyclists in the world meet. We must continue to promote it”.