Terpstra and Keisse Take on Six Days of Rotterdam!
Niki Terpstra and Iljo Keisse return to Six Days of Rotterdam starting today, January 2nd, until January 7th. The Etixx – Quick-Step teammates will try to repeat as champions after an impressive victory in the 2014 edition.
"It's always nice to start the season so early with the Six Days of Rotterdam," Terpstra said. "Especially a guy like me, who loves track races and the fact that this race is in the Netherlands. Normally there is a big crowd there, so this is a bit like a home race for me. The atmosphere is always magic. Of course, I also have the privilege to ride with Iljo Keisse, who is a great track rider and he just won Six Days of Zurich not too long ago. We won once in Amsterdam together, and already twice at Six Days of Rotterdam in our careers as track teammates. We will do our best to go for a nice victory again and start 2015 off in the best way."
Terpstra acknowledged that the competition will be tough at Six Days of Rotterdam.
"We know that we go in as the favorites given that we won last year, and our history of success together," Terpstra said. "But in this 33rd edition there are a lot of couples who will be great competition For exampke Jasper De Buyst and Kenny De Ketele, the Dutch guys Wim Stroetinga and Yoeri Havik, The Spanish couple world Champions David Muntaner and Albert Torres and the Danish couple Rasmussen and Michael Morkov. For sure we have a lot of work ahead of us and we are both looking forward to this race."