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1978 - Australian Victory

Held from 15 to 20-Sep-1978

1978 Skol Winners Allan Clarke

 

THE ELEVENTH SKOL 6 promotion should provide the best racing we have yet seen in London. After each successful event one wonders what improvements can bring about an even more exciting formula than the last. I hope the answer lies, this year, in the composition of world-class teams of level ability and mixing successful road racing cyclists with the world's leading indoor track specialists.
We bring nine new names to Wembley, and of the first-timers from the Continent we welcome reigning world professional road champion, Gerrie Knetemann, whose exploits over the last years have stamped him one of the world's most consistent madmen. Riding with Gerrie will be Jan Raas, also a "yellow jersey" winner in this year's Tour de France.
Denmark's prolific medal winner Niels Fredborg, ex-world amateur champion; Constant Tourne, powerful West German Gunther Schumacher, and road-racing star Leo van Vliet join our favourite stars to provide all the action needed to make this year's SKOL 6 a memorable one.
The three new British names for SKOL 6, Ian Hallam, Maurice Burton and Paul Medhurst, are not only determined to show well in front of their supporters, but must also be intent on impressing visiting continental track directors.
Seven-times winner Patrick Sercu, teams with our local matador, Tony Gowland, to re-form the winning combination of the 1972 SKOL 6. With Sercu's great speed to back Tony's own aggressive style of riding, he has every chance to repeat his moment of triumph.
But whichever team rides the winners' lap of honour on Wednesday night, I know that all seven sessions will have entertained you with the unique, finely balanced mixture of sport and show, that only 6 Day racing can provide.
Ron Webb
SKOL 6 Promoter

 

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1. Don ALLEN

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Danny CLARK

 

729

2. Gerrie KNETEMANN

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Jan RAAS

 

690

3. Albert FRITZ

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Wilfried PEFFGEN

 

570

4. Gert FRANK

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Niels-Christian FREDBORG

at 4 laps

407

5. Tony GOWLAND

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Patrick SERCU

at 5 laps

651

6. Rene SAVARY

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Kim-Gunnar SVENDSEN

at 8 laps

244

7. Gunther SCHUMACHER

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Leo van VLIET

at 10 laps

284

8. Nigel DEAN

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Roman HERMANN

at 13 laps

478

9. Willy DEBOSSCHER

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Stan TOURNE

at 16 laps

343

10. Maurice BURTON

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Paul MEDHURST

at 18 laps

323

11. Ian HALLAM

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Gunther HARITZ

at 19 laps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A copy of the 1978 programme has been found - providing more facts that can be re-published online one page being the list of Teams

Any copies of any more material would be very helpful.

1923-1980 British Riders and Race Programmes

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