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Lotto Zesdaagse Vlaanderen-Gent 2012

Date range:
November 20-25, 2012

November 22, Day 3:

Keisse and O'Shea take the lead

By:
Cycling News
Published:
November 23, 2012, 13:21 GMT,
Updated:
November 23, 2012, 14:36 GMT

Marguet and Marvullo set new 500m record

Job done for Keisse and O'Shea

Job done for Keisse and O'Shea

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Iljo Keisse and Glenn O'Shea have taken the lead at the Gent Six after anther night of intense rivalry with world champion Gijs Van Hoecke and Kenny De Ketele.

During an eventful evening, that also saw a male streaker interrupt the racing for a while and Miss Belgium entrants take to the track, Keisse and O'Shea managed to snatch the lead by just six points. They now have a total of 232 points, with Gijs Van Hoecke and Kenny De Ketele on 226. Danish pair
Marc Hester and Lasse Norman Hansen are third with 154 points and the Silvan Dillier and Robert Bartko are fourth, with all the teams on the same lap after dominating the Madison race.

A track record also fell for the second night, this time in the 500 metre time trial, with Swiss pair Tristan Marguet and Franco Marvulli setting a new record of 27.03 for the 166m track. The previous record of 27.04 was set by Denmark's Jimmy Madesen and US sprinter Marty Northstein in 2002.
 

Standings after day 3
1 Glenn O'Shea / Iljo Keisse (Aus/Bel) Omega Pharma 232 pts
2 Gijs Van Hoecke / Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 226  
3 Marc Hester / Lasse Hansen (Den) VDK 154   -2laps
4 Silvan Dillier / Robert Bartko (Swi/Ger) Mega Doe-Het-Zelf - John Saey 124  -3laps
5 Tristan Marguet / Franco Marvulli (Swi) Eurotyre Bandencentrales 167  
6 Vivien Brisse / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Callant – Decoranda 102   -3laps
7 Wim Stroetinga / Peter Schep (Ned) ADMB 84   -4laps
8 Tim Mertens / Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Caruur 130   -9laps
9 Leif Lampater / Tosh Van der Sande (Ger/Bel) Lotto 72   -13laps
10 Nolan Hoffman / Christian Grasmann (RSA/Ger) Oudendijk 47   -14laps
11 Moreno De Pauw / Nicky Cocquyt (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen 56   -20laps
12 Andres Muller / Max Stahr (Ger) Geka Kaas 38   -25laps
13 Steve Schets / Jonathan Breyne (Bel) AVS 68   -25laps