Gent Six Day set for final showdown on Sunday

Gent Six Day set for final showdown on Sunday

Sunday 20 November 2016 - 02:18
Gent Six Day set for final showdown on Sunday

Gent Six Day set for final showdown on Sunday

Sunday 20 November 2016 - 02:18

Iljo Keisse and teammate Elia Viviani rocked the house on the penultimate night, scoring four emphatic victories.

First race of day five in Gent brought double joy for Team LIDL: not only that 2015 champion Iljo Keisse won it in front of an ecstatic home crowd, but by reaching the 300-point barrier, he and Elia Viviani got a one-lap bonus, which catapulted them to first in the provisional standings.

The 27-year-old Italian was also in fine form, powering to victory in the supersprint, a race in which he shined throughout the week, before Iljo doubled his tally on the night, by getting the better of his opponents – Mark Cavendish and Moreno de Pauw – in the derny final.

Last race of the evening, the always exciting and spectacular Madison, brought to the fore a strong Team LIDL determined to turn the tables and make the most out of the great form they showed during the night. A vigorous attack caught all the other teams bar one off-guard and saw the two bow out from 't Kuipke on Saturday with a big win in their hands, which is sure to make the final day of the competition even more thrilling.

General classification:

1. Bradley Wiggins/Mark Cavendish – 358 points

2. Kenny De Ketele/Moreno de Pauw – 385 points (+ 1 lap)

3. Iljo Keisse/Elia Viviani – 370 points (+ 1 lap)

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele

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