The Six Day race of Maastricht returned to life last year after a 19 years' absence from the track racing scene, and it is now disappearing again. The organisers have announced that this year's meet, scheduled for December 17 to 22, has been cancelled.
The organisers were not able to get the race budget together, spokesman Danny Nellisen told the belga news agency. Last year's event drew only 9000 visitors and did not offer a top field. Moreover, Foundation president Jan Hoen, who was the driving force behind the race, has been ill this year and was thus unable to secure the necessary funding.