After a successful Six Day outing at last week’s Six Day Berlin, the Canadian duo of Allison Beveridge and Jasmin Duehring were at it again at the Six Day Copenhagen. They were joined by Stephanie Roorda and Maggie Coles-Lyster for a strong contingent racing under the Canadian flag and bossing the racing over the races opening days.
After three days of competition, the Canadians were showing their dominance. Paired up in teams, Duehring and Roorda led the overall standings with 46 points but right on their heels was the other Canadian team of Beveridge and Coles-Lyster who were second at 45 points.
Perhaps the highlight of the competition so far was Beveridge’s victory in the longest race. A test of a riders bike handling skills and explosive speed. Beveridge rocketed off when the bell rang and the track standing competition ended. The Canadian Rio Olympic bronze medalist won by multiple bike lengths having plenty of time to look back and assess the damage behind her before saluting the crowd.
The 10 km points race went to Duehring who rode strong off the front to accumulate the most points for her team. Beveridge did her part for her team to finish in second place.
No lap ❌
— Six Day (@sixdaycycling) February 2, 2018
A day earlier, Beveridge got the best of Duehring in the Day 2 elimination race. The two Canadians were the final riders standing and Beveridge’s considerable speed which earned her the Canadian road championship title in June got a huge gap to win.
On the opening day, Duehring won the 30-lap scratch race leaving no doubt the Canadians were repping strong overseas. The Duehring and Roorda team also won the derny race while Roorda came second in the Day 1 scratch race with Coles-Lyster fourth.
Brilliant ride by @JasminDuehring to win the 30-Lap Scratch Race! 💪
— Six Day (@sixdaycycling) February 1, 2018
The Six Day Copenhagen is the last event before the finals in Mallorca on April 14 to decided the seasons six day champions.