Six Day London: De Ketele and De Pauw unseat Cavendish and Wiggins on final day

De Ketele and De Pauw retake lead from Britons in dramatic final Madison

Moreno de Pauw and Kenny de Ketele successfully defended their Six Day London titles on Sunday, dramatically taking back the lap they lost the night before to Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish in the final Madison to unseat the overnight leaders. The final sprint to the line sealed the victory for the Belgian duo.

"With all respect to everybody, this victory is the biggest Six Day victory by far, it’s amazing," de Ketele said in a report on the event website. "The last sprint was just a mental thing, the gap was already big enough on points, it was all about gaining that lap back. Honestly, I think we were a bit lucky, but it’s amazing."

De Ketele and De Pauw beat the British duo by 11 points in the final tally, with the Australian pairing of Camron Meyer and Callum Scotson came on third. Katie Archibald (Great Britain) maintained her hold on the women's omnium, topping the final standings ahead of compatriot Neah Evans Denmark's Amalie Diderikson. Joachim Eilers (Germany) was the overall spent champion.

The Six Day came down to the final Madison after de Ketele and de Pauw made an early exit from the elimination race and came fourth in the Derny final that Cavendish and Wiggins won. The Belgians started the Madison a point ahead but a lap down. The Belgians launched their attack in the final 30 circuits, connecting with the bunch with just 10 to go.

"It was so hard, it was the hardest 20 laps of our careers," de Pauw said. "We knew it would be difficult to gain a lap but we had to because we were a lap behind. So we were easy on our efforts in the elimination and Derny to save energy, then in the final chase we went all-or-nothing with 30 laps to go. We quickly got half a lap, then it was just the last mental part to get the half a lap, then with 10 laps to go we did it."

Wiggins said he was disappointed to lose the lead in the final race, but he was happy to have the week behind him. He also credited his rivals with a solid week of racing.

"It’s no mean feat losing to those guys," Wiggins said n a report on the event website. "They’re real specialists at this. They nearly won the world’s off of us back in March, they took a lap right at the end similar to that.”

Cavendish was also quick to praise his competitors.

"We’re majorly disappointed that we didn’t just win that after all the people who turned out for it, but to lose to Kenny and Moreno - it’s not like we haven’t lost to the best Six Day riders in the world," Cavendish said. "We’re world champions and we got to ride in front of our home crowd, so we’re happy with that."

Full Results

Final Overall Standings - Six Day Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kenny de Ketele & Moreno de Pauw (Bel)391 pts
2Mark Cavendish & Sir Bradley Wiggins (GBr)380 
3Cameron Meyer & Callum Scotson (Aus)344 
4Leif Lampater & Marcel Kalz (Ger)321 
5Yoeri Havik & Wim Stroetinga (Ned)246 
6Albert Torres & Sebastian Mora Vedri (Esp)288 
7Morgan Kneisky & Benjamin Thomas (Fra)250 
8Marc Hester & Jesper Morkov (Den)208 
9Andreas Muller & Andreas Graf (Aut)134 
10Andy Tennant & Chris Latham (GBr)319 
11Ollie Wood & Jon Dibben (GBr)223 
12Christian Grasmann & Max Beyer (Ger)167 
13Tristan Marguet & Claudio Imhoff (Sui)230 
14Jens Mouris & Pim Ligthart (Ned)165 
15Alex Buttazzoni & Fracesco Lamon (Ita)140 
16Casper Pederson & Alex Rasmussen (Den)133 
Final Overall Standings - Women Omnium
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katie Archibald (Great Britain)15 pts
2Neah Evans (Great Britain)29 
3Amalie Diderikson (Denmark)48 
4Alžbetà Pavlendova (Slovakia)53 
5Anita Yvonne Stenberg (Norway)54 
6Jarmila Machaovà (Czech Republic)66 
7Elinor Barker (Great Britain)68 
8Kelly Markus (Netherlands)79 
9Verena Eberhardt (Austria)79 
10Charlotte Becker (Germany)81 
11Laura Basso (Italy)108 
12Niki Kovacs (Great Britain)124 
13Elizabeth Bennett (Great Britain)127 
14Sophie Lankford (Great Britain)136 
15Alina Lange (Germany)137 
16Marit Raaijmakers (Netherlands)156 
Final Overall Standings - Sprinters
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joachim Eilers (Germany)  
2Maximilian Levy (Germany)  
3Matthew Rotherham (Great Britain)  
4Njisane Phillip (Trinidad and Tobago)  
5Thomas Rotherham (Great Britain)  
6Nate Koch (United States)  
Win & Out - Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katie Archibald  
2Amalie Dideriksen  
3Jarmila Machaovà  
4Anita Yvonne Stenberg  
5Kelly Markus  
6Verena Eberhardt  
7Elinor Barker  
8Charlotte Becker  
9Alžbetà Pavlendova  
10Laura Basso  
11Neah Evans  
12Niki Kovacs  
13Sophie Lankford  
14Elizabeth Bennett  
15Alina Lange  
16Marit Raaijmakers  
Longest Lap - Six Day Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marc Hester & Jesper Morkov (Den)  
2Alex Buttazzoni & Fracesco Lamon (Ita)  
3Leif Lampater & Marcel Kalz (Ger)  
4Jens Mouris & Pim Ligthart (Ned)  
5Alex Buttazzoni & Fracesco Lamon (Ita)  
6Marc Hester & Jesper Morkov (Den)  
7Casper Pederson & Alex Rasmussen (Den)  
8Andreas Muller & Andreas Graf (Aut)  
9Christian Grasmann & Max Beyer (Ger)  
10Casper Pederson & Alex Rasmussen (Den)  
11Yoeri Havik & Wim Stroetinga (Ned)  
12Jens Mouris & Pim Ligthart (Ned)  
13Christian Grasmann & Max Beyer (Ger)  
14Leif Lampater & Marcel Kalz (Ger)  
15Andreas Muller & Andreas Graf (Aut)  
16Yoeri Havik & Wim Stroetinga (Ned)  
200 Metre Flying Lap - Sprinters
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joachim Eilers  
2Maximilian Levy  
3Matthew Rotherham  
4Njisane Phillip  
5Thomas Rotherham  
6Nate Koch  
Points Race - Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katie Archibald35 pts
2Neah Evans34 
3Amalie Dideriksen26 
4Anita Yvonne Stenberg24 
5Alžbetà Pavlendova23 
6Elinor Barker20 
7Charlotte Becker2 
8Kelly Markus  
9Verena Eberhardt  
10Niki Kovacs  
11Jarmila Machaovà  
12Alina Lange  
13Laura Basso  
14Elizabeth Bennett-20 
15Sophie Lankford-20 
16Marit Raaijmakers-1980 
Derny Final - Six Day Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish & Sir Bradley Wiggins (GBr)  
2Cameron Meyer & Callum Scotson (Aus)  
3Albert Torres & Sebastian Mora Vedri (Esp)  
4Kenny de Ketele & Moreno de Pauw (Bel)  
5Ollie Wood & Jon Dibben (GBr)  
6Morgan Kneisky & Benjamin Thomas (Fra)  
7Andy Tennant & Chris Latham (GBr)  
8Tristan Marguet & Claudio Imhoff (Sui)  
Match Sprint Finals - Sprinters
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Maximilian Levy  
2Joachim Eilers  
3Matthew Rotherham  
4Nate Koch  
5Njisane Phillip  
6Thomas Rotherham  
Team Elimination - Six Day Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andy Tennant & Chris Latham (GBr)  
2Jens Mouris & Pim Ligthart (Ned)  
3Morgan Kneisky & Benjamin Thomas (Fra)  
4Cameron Meyer & Callum Scotson (Aus)  
5Christian Grasmann & Max Beyer (Ger)  
6Leif Lampater & Marcel Kalz (Ger)  
7Albert Torres & Sebastian Mora Vedri (Esp)  
8Marc Hester & Jesper Morkov (Den)  
9Ollie Wood & Jon Dibben (GBr)  
10Yoeri Havik & Wim Stroetinga (Ned)  
11Andreas Muller & Andreas Graf (Aut)  
12Kenny de Ketele & Moreno de Pauw (Bel)  
13Mark Cavendish & Sir Bradley Wiggins (GBr)  
14Tristan Marguet & Claudio Imhoff (Sui)  
15Casper Pederson & Alex Rasmussen (Den)  
16Alex Buttazzoni & Fracesco Lamon (Ita)  
Keirin - Sprinters
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joachim Eilers  
2Matthew Rotherham  
3Maximilian Levy  
4Thomas Rotherham  
5Nate Koch  
6Njisane Phillip  
Scratch Race - Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Neah Evans  
2Elinor Barker  
3Katie Archibald  
4Alžbetà Pavlendova  
5Anita Yvonne Stenberg  
6Verena Eberhardt  
7Kelly Markus  
8Amalie Dideriksen  
9Jarmila Machaovà  
10Laura Basso  
11Charlotte Becker  
12Sophie Lankford  
13Niki Kovacs  
14Elizabeth Bennett  
15Alina Lange  
16Marit Raaijmakers  
Final Madison - Six Day Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kenny de Ketele & Moreno de Pauw (Bel)  
2Mark Cavendish & Sir Bradley Wiggins (GBr)  
3Cameron Meyer & Callum Scotson (Aus)  
4Leif Lampater & Marcel Kalz (Ger)  
5Yoeri Havik & Wim Stroetinga (Ned)  
6Albert Torres & Sebastian Mora Vedri (Esp)  
7Morgan Kneisky & Benjamin Thomas (Fra)  
8Marc Hester & Jesper Morkov (Den)  
9Andreas Muller & Andreas Graf (Aut)  
10Andy Tennant & Chris Latham (GBr)  
11Ollie Wood & Jon Dibben (GBr)  
12Christian Grasmann & Max Beyer (Ger)  
13Tristan Marguet & Claudio Imhoff (Sui)  
14Jens Mouris & Pim Ligthart (Ned)  
15Alex Buttazzoni & Fracesco Lamon (Ita)  
16Casper Pederson & Alex Rasmussen (Den)   

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