Keisse and Barko claim Amsterdam six

Belgian Iljo Keisse along with German Robert Bartko won the Amsterdam six day event which concluded...

Belgian Iljo Keisse along with German Robert Bartko won the Amsterdam six day event which concluded over the weekend. The race came down to the wire, with the last sprint of the night deciding the overall winners.

Keisse and Bartko were pushed all the way by the Dutch duo Robert Slippens and Danny Stam, who were riding a six day together again after a long break. Slippens, who has been recovering from injuries sustained in a road accident last year, lead out the final sprint but was unable to match Keisse's speed.

Keisse and Bartko finished the event, which lasted until after midnight on the final night, with 352 points. Slippens and Stam finished on the same lap as the pair with 348 points, just four behind the winners. Third place in the event went to the Dutch/German pairing of Peter Schep and perennial cyclist Erik Zabel. The pair also finished on the same lap as the winners but with 256 points.

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