A crash-marred opening evening came to an early conclusion in ‘t Kuipke.
Made up of defending champion Iljo Keisse and sprint legend Mark Cavendish, Maes 0.0% - The Wolfpack team got off to a perfect start, winning the evening’s first race and going at the top of the leaderboard, but was soon after hit by bad luck. A crash in the one-lap time trial forced the Brit to sit out of the remaining races, as a result Keisse pairing with Jonas Rickaert, whose partner couldn’t ride anymore due to illness.
Despite this setback, things still looked good for the Maes 0.0% – The Wolfpack team, who were among the five squads to gain one lap in the first Madison race of the week, but one hour later, the event was stopped for good at the request of the riders, following a high speed crash of Gerben Thyssen in the super sprint.
The Six Days of Gent will continue on Wednesday evening, when more than ten races are scheduled in the legendary ‘t Kuipke.
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