Following yesterday’s night of racing, Mark Cavendish and Iljo Keisse, maintained their grip at the top of the standings in this year’s Six Days of Ghent.
Despite Cavendish crashing earlier in the night, the duo remain one and and 48 seconds ahead of Jasper De Buyst and Kenny De Ketele – heading into this evening’s final night of racing.
De Ketele and De Buyst regained the lead early in the evening, after taking victory in the team elimination.However, despite Cavendish taking a fall during the first Madison race of the evening, he quickly got back on his bike – for he and his teammate to win the race. The result of their victory, pushed them past the 300-point mark, to include a bonus lap, which moved them to the top of the standings.
Cavendish also took victory in second the derny race, while Madison World Champions Albert Torres and David Muntaner claimed victory in the final Madison of the evening.
“So proud of my mate, said Cavendish on Twitter. ! Crashed, jumped on his bike, took a doublette, suffered like hell, won that chase and took the lead!”
Keisse wrote on Twitter after the session finished. “That’s how we do it, keep going, never give up, no pain no gain! Cav you are The Man! I love you in a good way!”
Leif Lampater and Silvain Dillier remain in third place, 18 points ahead of Alex Rasmussen and Marc Hester.
photo credit @ Omega Pharma – Quick Step
Standings after day 51. Mark Cavendish(GBr)/ Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 330 points2 Jasper De Buyst (Bel)/ Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Team Baloise Insurance 378 +1 Lap3 Leif Lampater (Bel)/ Dillier Silvan (Sui) Team Caruur 2724 Alex Rasmussen (Den)/ Marc Hester (Den) Team Lotto 2545 Nick Stöpler (Bel)/ Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen 198 + 4 Laps6 Moreno De Pauw (Bel) / Christian Grasmann (Ger) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen 190 +6 Laps7 Albert Torres (Spa)/ David Muntaner (Spa) John Saey – Lecot 148 +7 Laps8 Glenn O’Shea (Aus)/- Shane Archbold (NZl) Callant – Upgrade Estate 174 +13 Laps9 Ivan Savitsky (Rus)/ Viktor Manakov (Rus) Primus Haacht 130 +19 Laps10 Morgan Kneisky (Fra) – Vivien Brisse (Fra) T-Interim 67 +20 Laps11 Michael Vingerling (Ned)/ Yoeri Havik (Ned) Team 3M 84 +24 Laps12 Lucas Liss (Ger)/ Andreas Müller (Ger) Vanreusel Snacks 3413 Didier Caspers (Ned)/ Melvin Van Zijl (Ned) Eurotyre – JDK 6 +25 Laps
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