Keisse and Schep win 70th Gent Six Day

Belgian-Dutch duo fend off rivals in final Madison

Iljo Keisse and Peter Schep (John Saey-Mega Deschacht) have won the 70th edition of the Gent Six Day. The Belgian-Dutch duo outscored two teams who finished on the lead lap by a decisive margin - 61 points ahead of runner-up Kenny De Ketele and Leif Lampater (Mercator Verzekeringen) while the German duo of Robert Bartko and Danilo Hondo (Lotto) finished third with 275 points, 131 off the mark of Keisse and Schep.

Entering the Six Day's final event, a 60 minute Madison, Keisse and Schep led with 384 points. De Ketele and Lampater held second with 325 points while the next three teams were one lap off the pace: defending champions Alex Rasmussen and Michael Morkov (322 points), Germans Bartko and Hondo (259 points) and Dutchmen Danny Stam and Leon Van Bon (246 points).

In the closing laps of the Madison Bartko and Hondo took a lap which secured a third place overall finish. De Ketele and Lampater made a spirited effort to also gain a lap in an attempt to win overall, but Keisse and Schep neutralised their attack and defended their overall lead through to the finish. Keisse crossed the finish line of the Madison to raucous cheers of "Iljo! Iljo! Iljo!" from the partisan crowd.

Keisse earned his fourth victory in his hometown Gent Six Day, an emotional conclusion to an event he was only granted entry several weeks in advance. For teammate Peter Schep, the victory was his first in Gent. "This is fantastic," Keisse told Sporza, "after all the misery [about the doping violation] in recent months. It's been a great week...when you hear the room above. I have no words."

Sprints
1Franco Marvulli / Alexander Aeschbach (Swi) VDK14pts
2Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Euro Tyre9 
3Tim Mertens (Bel) / Pim Ligthart (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen7 
4Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen7 
5Robert Bartko / Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lotto6 
6Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Peter Schep (Ned) John Saey - Mega Deschacht5 
7Steven De Neef / Steve Schets (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen5 
8Luke Roberts (Aus) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) ADMB5 
9Danny Stam / Leon Van Bon (Ned) AA Drink4 
10Sebastian Donadio (Arg) / Jeff Vermeulen (Bel) Geka Kaas - Oudendijk2 
11Jens -Erik Madsen / Marc Hester (Den) AVS1 
12Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen - Santens1 
13Jens Mouris / Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Caruur  
Team Elimination
1Danny Stam / Leon Van Bon (Ned) AA Drink20pts
2Sebastian Donadio (Arg) / Jeff Vermeulen (Bel) Geka Kaas - Oudendijk12 
3Franco Marvulli / Alexander Aeschbach (Swi) VDK10 
4Tim Mertens (Bel) / Pim Ligthart (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen8 
5Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Peter Schep (Ned) John Saey - Mega Deschacht6 
6Steven De Neef / Steve Schets (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen4 
7Jens Mouris / Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Caruur  
8Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen  
9Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Euro Tyre  
10Robert Bartko / Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lotto  
11Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen - Santens  
12Jens -Erik Madsen / Marc Hester (Den) AVS  
13Luke Roberts (Aus) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) ADMB  
Flying Lap
1Jens Mouris / Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Caruur0:00:08.70 
2Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Peter Schep (Ned) John Saey - Mega Deschacht0:00:08.82 
3Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen - Santens0:00:08.94 
4Franco Marvulli / Alexander Aeschbach (Swi) VDK0:00:08.98 
5Sebastian Donadio (Arg) / Jeff Vermeulen (Bel) Geka Kaas - Oudendijk  
6Tim Mertens (Bel) / Pim Ligthart (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen0:00:09.02 
7Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen0:00:09.10 
8Danny Stam / Leon Van Bon (Ned) AA Drink0:00:09.15 
9Jens -Erik Madsen / Marc Hester (Den) AVS0:00:09.21 
10Robert Bartko / Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lotto  
11Steven De Neef / Steve Schets (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen0:00:09.23 
12Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Euro Tyre0:00:09.32 
13Luke Roberts (Aus) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) ADMB0:00:09.48 
Derny 1
1Iljo Keisse (Bel) John Saey - Mega Deschacht5pts
2Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen - Santens4 
3Danny Stam (Ned) AA Drink3 
4Tosh Van der Sande (Bel) Euro Tyre2 
5Morgan Kneisky (Fra) ADMB1 
6Steven De Neef (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen  
Elimination
1Steve Schets (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen10pts
2Sebastian Donadio (Arg) Geka Kaas - Oudendijk6 
3Alexander Aeschbach (Swi) VDK5 
4Pim Ligthart (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen4 
5Luke Roberts (Aus) ADMB3 
6Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lotto2 
7Leon Van Bon (Ned) AA Drink  
8Peter Schep (Ned) John Saey - Mega Deschacht  
9Jens -Erik Madsen (Den) AVS  
10Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Caruur  
11Leif Lampater (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen  
12Andreas Müller (Ger) Euro Tyre  
13Alex Rasmussen (Den) Callant Verzekeringen - Santens  
Derny 2
1Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Mercator Verzekeringen5pts
2Robert Bartko (Ger) Lotto4 
3Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen3 
4Jens -Erik Madsen (Den) AVS2 
5Franco Marvulli (Swi) VDK1 
6Jens Mouris (Ned) Caruur  
500m Time Trial
1Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Peter Schep (Ned) John Saey - Mega Deschacht0:00:28.15 
2Jens Mouris / Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Caruur  
3Tim Mertens (Bel) / Pim Ligthart (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen0:00:28.24 
4Sebastian Donadio (Arg) / Jeff Vermeulen (Bel) Geka Kaas - Oudendijk0:00:28.50 
5Robert Bartko / Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lotto0:00:28.80 
6Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen0:00:28.83 
7Franco Marvulli / Alexander Aeschbach (Swi) VDK0:00:28.86 
8Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Euro Tyre0:00:29.38 
9Jens -Erik Madsen / Marc Hester (Den) AVS0:00:29.76 
10Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen - Santens0:00:29.96 
11Luke Roberts (Aus) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) ADMB0:00:30.05 
12Steven De Neef / Steve Schets (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen0:00:30.17 
13Danny Stam / Leon Van Bon (Ned) AA Drink0:00:30.65 
Derny Final
1Iljo Keisse (Bel) John Saey - Mega Deschacht5pts
2Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen - Santens4 
3Robert Bartko (Ger) Lotto3 
4Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen2 
5Danny Stam (Ned) AA Drink1 
6Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Mercator Verzekeringen  
Sprints
1Jens -Erik Madsen / Marc Hester (Den) AVS13pts
2Franco Marvulli / Alexander Aeschbach (Swi) VDK9 
3Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Peter Schep (Ned) John Saey - Mega Deschacht7 
4Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Euro Tyre6 
5Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen - Santens6 
6Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen6 
7Jens Mouris / Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Caruur4 
8Tim Mertens (Bel) / Pim Ligthart (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen3 
9Danny Stam / Leon Van Bon (Ned) AA Drink3 
10Steven De Neef / Steve Schets (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen3 
11Sebastian Donadio (Arg) / Jeff Vermeulen (Bel) Geka Kaas - Oudendijk2 
12Luke Roberts (Aus) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) ADMB2 
13Robert Bartko / Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lotto2 
Madison
1Robert Bartko / Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lotto16pts
2Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen - Santens24  -1lap
3Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Peter Schep (Ned) John Saey - Mega Deschacht22 
4Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen20 
5Danny Stam / Leon Van Bon (Ned) AA Drink8 
6Franco Marvulli / Alexander Aeschbach (Swi) VDK0 
7Sebastian Donadio (Arg) / Jeff Vermeulen (Bel) Geka Kaas - Oudendijk10  -2laps
8Jens -Erik Madsen / Marc Hester (Den) AVS0 
9Tim Mertens (Bel) / Pim Ligthart (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen10  -3laps
10Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Euro Tyre  
11Luke Roberts (Aus) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) ADMB  
12Jens Mouris / Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Caruur  
13Steven De Neef / Steve Schets (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen   -4laps
Final standings
1Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Peter Schep (Ned) John Saey - Mega Deschacht406pts
2Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen345 
3Robert Bartko / Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lotto275 
4Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen - Santens346  -1lap
5Danny Stam / Leon Van Bon (Ned) AA Drink254 
6Franco Marvulli / Alexander Aeschbach (Swi) VDK301  -2laps
7Jens -Erik Madsen / Marc Hester (Den) AVS149  -7laps
8Jens Mouris / Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Caruur160  -14laps
9Tim Mertens (Bel) / Pim Ligthart (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen279  -18laps
10Luke Roberts (Aus) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) ADMB111  -20laps
11Sebastian Donadio (Arg) / Jeff Vermeulen (Bel) Geka Kaas - Oudendijk155  -31laps
12Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Euro Tyre92  -35laps
13Steven De Neef / Steve Schets (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen114  -46laps
UIV Talents Cup final standings
1Claudio Imhof / Silvan Dillier (Swi)121pts
2Alex Carver / Jackson Law (Aus)101 
3Jonathan Mould / Simon Yates (GBr)66 
4Sebastian Lander / Christian Kreutzfeldt (Den)49  -1lap
5Daniel McLay / Owain Doull (GBr)15  -5laps
6Jochen Deweer / Brian Ligneel (Bel)37  -6laps
7Giovanni Longo / Bonifazio Nicolo (Ita)22  -7laps
8Didier Caspers / Bart Harmsen (Ned)7  -9laps
9Giovanni de Merlier / Lennert Buysse (Bel)10  -21laps

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