American Riders Strong in Berlin Six Day

Bobby Lea 5th in His 2nd Pro 6-Day

  • L to R Race Director Dieter Stein

    L to R Race Director Dieter Stein, Berlin Mayor Michael Muller and Berlin 6-Day promoter Reiner Schnorfeil get ready to start the race's 104th edition.

  • Madison winners on night one

    Surprise Madison winners on night one, Bobby Lea, Topton, PA with partner Christian "Grasi" Grasmann, Germany.

  • Madison winners Bobby Lea and Christian Grasmann

    The were also voted most popular team on night 4.

  • Madison winners Bobby Lea and Christian Grasmann

    The were also voted most popular team on night 4.

  • Madison winners Bobby Lea and Christian Grasmann

    And, they win a Madison again on 5th night! Wow!

  • Madison winners Bobby Lea and Christian Grasmann

    Madison winners Bobby Lea and Christian Grasmann

  • Races for sprint specialists are also featured every night.

    Races for sprint specialists are also featured every night.

  • Los Angeles's Nate Koch

    Los Angeles's Nate Koch dominated the speed merchants on night 2.

  • Los Angeles's Nate Koch

    Then put on a display and became the crow's favorite. Nate get's it.

  • 12,000 - 15,000 6-Day fans each night.

    12,000 - 15,000 6-Day fans each night.

  • Dan Holloway, San Francisco, and new partner Jake Deuhring, Orange CA,

    Seasoned American Star Dan Holloway, San Francisco, and new partner Jake Deuhring, Orange CA, finished a credible 10th out of 15 top teams.`

  • Cheerleaders at Berlin Six Day

    Cheerleaders at Berlin Six Day, why not!

  • Bobby Lea Wins Derny race ahead of eventual overall 6-Day winner Marcel Kalz.

    Bobby Lea Wins Derny race ahead of eventual overall 6-Day winner Marcel Kalz.

  • Lea rode behind retiring master pacemaker Helmut Baur, and establishes himself as one of the revelations of the 6.

    Lea rode behind retiring master pacemaker Helmut Baur, and establishes himself as one of the revelations of the 6.

  • Baur is honored by riders with traditional 6-day farewell.

    Baur is honored by riders with traditional 6-day farewell.

  • USA Points Race Champ Korina Huizar

    Women race in Berlin too. USA Points Race Champ Korina Huizar was unbeatable in her speciality over 40 laps on night 3.

  • Poland's popular Gosia Wojtyra

    Poland's popular Gosia Wojtyra "Lady in Pink" crashed in her Derny race.

  • But, she came back gallantly to win the overall by weeks end

    But, she came back gallantly to win the overall by weeks end

  • Live music has always been part of the 6-day scene.

    Live music has always been part of the 6-day scene.

  • Renown Tour de France Devil Didi Senft is also a regular at the Berlin 6-Day.

    Renown Tour de France Devil Didi Senft is also a regular at the Berlin 6-Day.

  • It's Berlin but would fit well in Las Vegas

    It's Berlin but would fit well in Las Vegas

  • It's Berlin but would fit well in Las Vegas

    It's Berlin but would fit well in Las Vegas

  • "Big Motors" are another separate but exciting special feature each night. Note special pace bikes.

  • Portland's

    Portland's "Ragin Vegen" is first American in 40 years to take it on.

  • Not an easy way to make a living.

    Not an easy way to make a living.

  • Motos give Bobby a chance to rest and catch up with home before he's on again soon.

    Motos give Bobby a chance to rest and catch up with home before he's on again soon.

  • CA's Tim

    CA's Tim "Coach" Roach helped raise funds to take USA junior riders to Berlin to ride preliminary events and see the pros.

  • Juniors racing at the Berlin Six Day

    Juniors in action

  • We're glad Coach Roach found some time to enjoy himself.

    We're glad Coach Roach found some time to enjoy himself.

  • Leif Lampater & Marcel Kalz

    As Marcel salutes the crowd with a toss of his victory bouquet.

  • So Long Berlin 6-Day family until next year. On to Copenhagen now.

    So Long Berlin 6-Day family until next year. On to Copenhagen now.

American Riders Strong in Berlin Six Day

At NCA we’re working towards reestablishing the dynamic sport of 6-day bike racing right back here in the USA where it came from in the first place.  In line with that we’re also experiencing unforeseen, exciting indicators that we’re on the right track.  So, now, to begin providing you more info about what the 6-day product really is, check out the photo story as 10 American riders barnstormed the recent Berlin 6-Day in all sectors of competition – main event pro Madison to the young junior preliminary racing.

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