Six Days of Ghent: Keisse and Mørkøv on fire in the second night
Two days into the Belgian event, Etixx – Quick-Step rider Iljo Keisse and his teammate Michael Mørkøv – both former victors here – are leading the overall standings after another impressive display of power and consistency.
First win of the duo in the second day came in the team elimination race, and was quickly followed by another victory, this time in the flying 166 m time trial, thanks to an average speed of 69,441 km/h. The first Madison of the evening proved to be a spectacular and balanced affair, with the pair finishing second, before going on to record one more podium (third place) in the 500 m time trial.
In the penultimate race – the derny – Iljo Keisse and Michael Mørkøv notched another convincing victory, and concluded the night by coming sixth in the final Madison and thus extending their lead by three points. With four days remaining of the 75th edition, things are on the right track for the two.
Six Days of Ghent classification after night 2
1. Iljo Keisse – Michael Mørkøv (Bel/Den) 151 points
2. Otto Vergaerde – Jasper de Buyst (Bel) 140 pnt.
3. Gijs Van Hoecke – Kenny De Ketele (Bel) 137 pnt.