Six Days of Ghent: A night of consistency for Keisse and Mørkøv
Halfway through the competition, the pre-race favorites lie second overall, with a total of 228 points.
A win and six more podiums weren’t enough for Iljo Keisse and Michael Mørkøv to retain their top position in the Six Days of Ghent, but the event which takes place in the Kuipke is far from being over, and the two are keen to give their all in order to return to the top of the general classification, which is now led by Otto Vergaerde and Jasper De Buyst, thanks to a one-lap advantage.
During the third night of the competition, Etixx – Quick-Step rider Iljo Keisse and Michael Mørkøv won the team elimination, before going on to place in the 500 m time trial and 166 m time trial, both Madison races, the first supersprint and the derny, thus proving great consistency. The pair now has 228 points, most of all the teams, but needs to lap the leading duo in the following days if they are to take the overall victory.
Six Days of Ghent classification after night 3
1. Otto Vergaerde – Jasper de Buyst (Bel) 215 points
2. Iljo Keisse – Michael Mørkøv (Bel/Den) 228 pnt. + 1 lap
3. Gijs Van Hoecke – Kenny De Ketele (Bel) 219 pnt. + 1 lap