The 2010 Gent Six Day: A Cyclingnews pictorial

Some of the best images from another six days in Gent

The 70th Zesdaagse Vlaanderen - Gent was another closely-fought affair with local hero Iljo Keisse and his partner Peter Schep taking the overall title after six nights of tough racing.

It signalled the successful racing return of Keisse, who has been embroiled in controversy since testing positive for cathine and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) during the 2009 edition of the event he won again on Sunday night.

While a final decision on the case will be made early next year, Keisse has been free to race and took full advantage as he and Schep secured the lead on the second night and only relinquished it once en route to overall victory.

Cyclingnews presents a gallery of images from the 70th edition of the Gent Six-Day.

Proceedings get underway on the first night, with local Keisse already front and centre.

Robert Bartko (l) and Iljo Keisse preapre to race.

Tim Mertens and Pim Ligthart.

Veteran German sprinter Danilo Hondo was part of a stellar lineup in Gent

Australian rider Luke Roberts (r) partnered Frenchman Morgan Kneisky.

Gent favourite Iljo Keisse in complete control.

The arrival of doping controllers during proceedings ruffled some feathers.

Michael Morkov (l) and Alex Rasmussen pushed the leaders hard every night.

Eventually the local lad Keisse prevailed on the final night, much to the crowd's delight.

Keisse could celebrate a successful return to Gent while Sebastian Donadio once again took centre stage on the piano (r).

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