‘t Kuipke all decked out

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Lotto Zesdaagse Vlaanderen-Gent, this year’s Kuipke will have a new, festive look. As in previous years, there will also be musical entertainment.

Both on and off the cycling track and in the wings, visitors will not be able to look past the ‘centenary decoration’. This also applies to the VIP area, which will be decorated with a hundred colourfully decorated bicycle wheels.

This ‘recycling art installation’ is the work of one hundred mentally disabled adults from Ghent and surroundings who have given free rein to their creativity under the auspices of KunstBaan. KunstBaan is a non-profit organisation that makes art a springboard to social inclusion and makes this happen within the context of corporate social responsibility.

Musical entertainment

Traditionally, top-level sport and entertainment go hand in hand at the Lotto Zesdaagse Vlaanderen-Gent and this will obviously be no different for the centenary. For example, spectators in ‘t Kuipke can enjoy a performance by Garry Hagger on Tuesday. Wednesday it is Gunther Neefs, Thursday Loredana, Friday Wim Soutaer and Saturday Jettie Pallettie.

Eddy Merckx

And it goes without saying that an anniversary calls for guests of honour. Many former winners of the Six Days of Ghent will be seen in the stands at ‘t Kuipke next week. Eddy Merckx, Etienne De Wilde, Moreno De Pauw, Stan Tourné, Julien Stevens, Silvio Martinello, Roger De Vlaeminck and Kenny De Ketele have already confirmed their attendance. Jolien D’hoore, who just like Kenny De Ketele said goodbye at last year’s Ghent Six Days, will also come to cheer on the riders of the Six Days and Fiberklaar Ladies Cup next week.