World champion Paolo Bettini has successfully completed his first Six Day, finishing fifth in the 36th Grenoble Six Day with his partner Marco Villa. Il Grillo Livornese was guided along by his experienced six day partner, with whom he will pair with in the Munich Six Day, November 9 to 14.
The track racing offers the Bettini a chance to stretch his legs in a different discipline and to earn a little extra cash. According to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Italian will earn €100,000 for an appearance fee.
Bettini and Villa are due to train together in the coming week before the Munich race starts. "I have had fun and I am progressing," concluded 32 year-old Bettini told the Italian newspaper.