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"Best winter ever" for Risi

Together with his racing partner Franco Marvulli, Bruno Risi was a happy winner of the Hasselt Sixday, which finished on Tuesday night in Belgium, putting an end to the European Sixday season. After an exciting finale, the Swiss pair had beat Iljo Keisse and Marco Villa by nine points, and Risi scored his eighth victory this winter and the 46th of his entire career.

"This was my best winter ever," Risi told the Standaard after the races. "Last winter, I had to abandon before the end of the season after a bad crash in Bremen. During recovery, I considered ending my career, even if it was very successful. But my wife supported me so I decided to continue. My last goal now is to get a Gold medal in Beijing. But this winter was awesome... Hasselt looked like an ordered win, but it wasn't: Keisse had the benefit of his home public, and Villa remains a smart fox, who knows exactly when to put the hammer down."