Cavendish and Keisse take lead on day 4 in Gent

Lampater and Dillier move into second

Mark Cavendish and Iljo Keisse took the lead on the fourth evening of racing at the Gent Six. The pair gained a lap on the rest of the field after breaching the 200-point mark, and taking victories in the elimination and derny races. Race favourites Jasper De Buyst and Kenny De Ketele fell down to third place, but could still move back into the lead if they earn a bonus lap for making 300 points.

Leif Lampater and Silvan Dillier jumped from fourth to second, knocking the Danish paring of Alex Rasmussen and Marc Hester out of the podium placings. It was a good night for Moreno de Pauw and Christian Grasmann, who equalled the record in the 500 metre time trial. Grasmann set things up for his teammate and launched De Pauw to a time of 27.03, matching the time of Franco Marvulli and Tristian Marguet from two years previously. They also claimed victory in the final Madison of the night.

Standings after Day 4

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr)/ Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep260 pts
2Leif Lampater (Bel)/ Silvan Dillier (Sui) Team Caruur217 
3Jasper De Buyst (Bel)/ Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Baloise Insurance298 -1Lap 
4Alex Rasmussen (Den)/ Marc Hester (Den) Team Lotto207 
5Nick Stöpler (Bel)/ Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen162 -2Laps 
6Moreno De Pauw (Bel)/ Christian Grasmann (Ger) Provincie Oose-Vlaanderen156 -3Laps 
7Albert Torres (Spa)/ David Muntaner (Spa) John Saey-Lecot118 
8Glenn O’Shea (Aus)/ Shane Archbold (NZl) Callant-Upgrade Estate154 -8Laps 
9Moregan Kneisky (Fra)/ Vivien Brisse (Fra) T-interim57 -12Laps 
10Ivan Savitsky (Rus)/ Viktor Manakov (Rus) Primus Haacht95 -13Laps 
11Michael Vingerling (Ned)/ Yoeri Havik (Ned) Team 3M76 -18Laps 
12Lucas Liss (Ger)/ Andreas Müller (Ger) Vanreusel Snacks24 
13Didier Caspers (Ned)/ Melvin Van Zijl (Ned) Eurotyre-JDK6 -19Laps 
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