Six Days of Ghent: Etixx – Quick-Step back on top spot
As a result of an excellent ride in the scratch race – the fourth night's final event – Iljo Keisse and Michael Mørkøv lead again the table and are now a step closer of winning the prestigious competition.
Iljo Keisse and Michael Mørkøv showed grit, determination and huge power as they tried to take back the lap that was separating them from the overall leaders in the Six Days of Ghent, and eventually managed to reach their goal, although it wasn't an easy task for the two. A confirmation of the fact the pair meant serious business came early, when the Belgian and his Danish teammate finished third in the team elimination race, that being the first of the eight podiums they collected during the fourth day.
A well-deserved win arrived later, in the Madison, a race which is very much to Iljo Keisse’s liking, as proved by his gold medal at the 2011 European Championships. Finally, in the scratch – the evening’s concluding event – the duo threw caution to the wind as they attacked and succeeded to put a lap between them and the rest of their opponents, a maneuver that allowed Keisse and Mørkøv to return to the top of the standings on points difference, with just two days remaining of the event which this year celebrates its 75th edition.
Six Days of Ghent classification after night 4
1. Iljo Keisse – Michael Mørkøv (Bel/Den) 306 points
2. Gijs Van Hoecke – Kenny De Ketele (Bel) 296 pnt.
3. Otto Vergaerde – Jasper de Buyst (Bel) 295 pnt.