Derny Domination by the Beet It Ladies Cycling team!
Huge congratulations to the Beet It Ladies Cycling team who dominated their category of Derny Race at the recent 6 day race event held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
The team is made up of some of the most talented young female riders in the country. One of the team riders stormed to victory with the other members coming in respectively in 4th, 6th and 7th place. Results below.
1st – Marit Raaijmakers
4th – Lily Schuitemaker
6th – Marit cent
7th – Mylene de Zoete
What is a Derny Race?
In the Derny race, a single rider from the top eight teams lines up behind a motor-pacer piloting a specially designed moped or ‘derny’ for a straight race to the line. The slipstreaming effect of the derny means that high speeds, and phenomenal changes in pace characterise this discipline. Tactics are sometimes decided in advance between the rider and the pacer, as communication on the limit of physical endurance can be tricky.
What is a Six Day Race?
A six day race is a track cycling competition that dates back more than 100 years and are now most popular in Europe. They feature some of the best professional riders in the world. Six Day events also offer a unique, party like atmosphere, providing great music and entertainment as a backdrop to the drama on the track.
The tradition of the “Rotterdam Six” in the Ahoy Stadium goes back to January 6, 1971. The event stopped for a period of 16 years from 1988 to 2005 when it returned to huge success. The Beet It Ladies team have a busy schedule of events. Follow us on social media for updates on their success!