Danish duo does the business in Gent

Rasmussen and Morkov impressive on opening night

Reigning Madison world champions Alex Rasmussen and Michael Mørkøv convincingly lead the 69th Gent Six Day after the opening night. The Danish duo accumulated 98 points and lead the second place team of Iljo Keisse and Roger Kluge by 24 points. Two points behind Keisse and Kluge in third place is the Swiss team of Bruno Risi and Franco Marvulli.

The fourth place team of Kenny De Ketele and Robert Bartko trail the Danes by 65 points but did not lose any laps.

Rasmussen and Mørkøv won the team elimination, the first Madison and the 500-metre time trial and narrowly missed sweeping the timed events, finishing second on the flying lap event by the narrowest of margins.

"We were ahead of things all evening," said Mørkøv. "It took us a while, though, to get to know the track and it cost us the victory in our favorite discipline [the flying lap] in which we were beaten by the Swiss [Risi and Marvulli] by 0.01 seconds. Although we missed out on this single victory the track seemed tailor-made for us. Every evening, we have two time trials to look forward to and many points to win.

"Towards the end of the night, we were both excited about the short track and that is a bit of a redemption for us. After all, we took our share of wins tonight."

Results

Points race
1Leon Van Bon (Ned) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Caruur12pts
2Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Roger Kluge (Ger) Mega Deschacht – John Saey8 
3Alexander Aeschbach / Tristan Marguet (Swi) Geka Kaas7 
4Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Wire-less6 
5Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Robert Bartko (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen6 
6Steven Deneef / Steve Schets (Bel) JDK5 
7Ingmar Depoortere / Nicky Cocquyt (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen5 
8Bruno Risi / Franco Marvulli (Swi) Knokse Bandencentrale – Eurotyre5 
9Geert-Jan Jonkman (Ned) / Marc Hester (Den) AVS4 
10Glenn O’Shea / Leigh Howard (Aus) VDK Spaarbank4 
11Danny Stam (Ned) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Ploeg AA Drink2 
12Jeff Vermeulen / Peter Schep (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen2 
Team elimination
1Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Wire-less20pts
2Bruno Risi / Franco Marvulli (Swi) Knokse Bandencentrale – Eurotyre12 
3Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Roger Kluge (Ger) Mega Deschacht – John Saey10 
4Danny Stam (Ned) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Ploeg AA Drink8 
5Jeff Vermeulen / Peter Schep (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen6 
6Glenn O’Shea / Leigh Howard (Aus) VDK Spaarbank4 
7Steven Deneef / Steve Schets (Bel) JDK  
8Geert-Jan Jonkman (Ned) / Marc Hester (Den) AVS  
9Leon Van Bon (Ned) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Caruur  
10Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Robert Bartko (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen  
11Alexander Aeschbach / Tristan Marguet (Swi) Geka Kaas  
12Ingmar Depoortere / Nicky Cocquyt (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen  
Flying lap
1Bruno Risi / Franco Marvulli (Swi) Knokse Bandencentrale – Eurotyre0:00:08.77 
2Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Wire-less0:00:08.78 
3Alexander Aeschbach / Tristan Marguet (Swi) Geka Kaas0:00:09.00 
4Danny Stam (Ned) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Ploeg AA Drink0:00:09.01 
5Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Roger Kluge (Ger) Mega Deschacht – John Saey0:00:09.03 
6Glenn O’Shea / Leigh Howard (Aus) VDK Spaarbank  
7Steven Deneef / Steve Schets (Bel) JDK0:00:09.08 
8Geert-Jan Jonkman (Ned) / Marc Hester (Den) AVS0:00:09.14 
9Ingmar Depoortere / Nicky Cocquyt (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen0:00:09.22 
10Jeff Vermeulen / Peter Schep (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen0:00:09.28 
11Leon Van Bon (Ned) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Caruur0:00:09.39 
12Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Robert Bartko (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen0:00:10.65 
Madison
1Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Wire-less20pts
2Bruno Risi / Franco Marvulli (Swi) Knokse Bandencentrale – Eurotyre12 
3Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Roger Kluge (Ger) Mega Deschacht – John Saey10 
4Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Robert Bartko (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen8 
5Danny Stam (Ned) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Ploeg AA Drink6  -1lap
6Jeff Vermeulen / Peter Schep (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen4 
7Leon Van Bon (Ned) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Caruur   -2
8Alexander Aeschbach / Tristan Marguet (Swi) Geka Kaas  
9Glenn O’Shea / Leigh Howard (Aus) VDK Spaarbank  
10Ingmar Depoortere / Nicky Cocquyt (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen   -4
11Geert-Jan Jonkman (Ned) / Marc Hester (Den) AVS  
12Steven Deneef / Steve Schets (Bel) JDK   -6
Derny
1Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Mercator Verzekeringen5pts
2Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Wire-less4 
3Roger Kluge (Ger) Mega Deschacht – John Saey3 
4Franco Marvulli (Swi) Knokse Bandencentrale – Eurotyre2 
5Marc Hester (Den) AVS1 
6Nicky Cocquyt (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen  
Elimination
1Iljo Keisse (Bel) Mega Deschacht – John Saey10pts
2Glenn O’Shea VDK Spaarbank6 
3Alexander Aeschbach (Swi) Geka Kaas5 
4Ingmar Depoortere (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen4 
5Leon Van Bon (Ned) Caruur3 
6Steve Schets (Bel) JDK2 
7Danny Stam (Ned) Ploeg AA Drink  
8Geert-Jan Jonkman (Ned) AVS  
9Jeff Vermeulen (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen  
10Robert Bartko (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen  
11Alex Rasmussen (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Wire-less  
12Bruno Risi (Swi) Knokse Bandencentrale – Eurotyre  
Derny
1Peter Schep (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen5pts
2Leigh Howard (Aus) VDK Spaarbank4 
3Leif Lampater (Ger) Ploeg AA Drink3 
4Steven Deneef (Bel) JDK2 
5Andreas Müller (Ger) Caruur1 
6Tristan Marguet (Swi) Geka Kaas  
500-metre time trial
1Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Wire-less0:00:27.89 
2Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Roger Kluge (Ger) Mega Deschacht – John Saey0:00:28.10 
3Bruno Risi / Franco Marvulli (Swi) Knokse Bandencentrale – Eurotyre0:00:28.23 
4Glenn O’Shea / Leigh Howard (Aus) VDK Spaarbank0:00:28.39 
5Alexander Aeschbach / Tristan Marguet (Swi) Geka Kaas0:00:28.63 
6Jeff Vermeulen / Peter Schep (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen0:00:28.92 
7Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Robert Bartko (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen0:00:29.11 
8Danny Stam (Ned) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Ploeg AA Drink0:00:29.23 
9Ingmar Depoortere / Nicky Cocquyt (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen0:00:29.59 
10Steven Deneef / Steve Schets (Bel) JDK  
11Leon Van Bon (Ned) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Caruur0:00:29.67 
12Geert-Jan Jonkman (Ned) / Marc Hester (Den) AVS0:00:30.68 
Derny
1Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Mercator Verzekeringen5pts
2Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Wire-less4 
3Roger Kluge (Ger) Mega Deschacht – John Saey3 
4Peter Schep (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen2 
5Leif Lampater (Ger) Ploeg AA Drink1 
6Leigh Howard (Aus) VDK Spaarbank  
Sprint
1Geert-Jan Jonkman (Ned) / Marc Hester (Den) AVS12pts
2Danny Stam (Ned) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Ploeg AA Drink10 
3Glenn O’Shea / Leigh Howard (Aus) VDK Spaarbank9 
4Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Wire-less8 
5Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Roger Kluge (Ger) Mega Deschacht – John Saey7 
6Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Robert Bartko (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen6 
7Bruno Risi / Franco Marvulli (Swi) Knokse Bandencentrale – Eurotyre6 
8Ingmar Depoortere / Nicky Cocquyt (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen4 
9Alexander Aeschbach / Tristan Marguet (Swi) Geka Kaas2 
10Jeff Vermeulen / Peter Schep (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen2 
11Steven Deneef / Steve Schets (Bel) JDK  
12Leon Van Bon (Ned) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Caruur  
Madison
1Bruno Risi / Franco Marvulli (Swi) Knokse Bandencentrale – Eurotyre20pts
2Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Wire-less12 
3Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Roger Kluge (Ger) Mega Deschacht – John Saey10 
4Danny Stam (Ned) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Ploeg AA Drink8 
5Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Robert Bartko (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen6 
6Glenn O’Shea / Leigh Howard (Aus) VDK Spaarbank4 
7Jeff Vermeulen / Peter Schep (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen  
8Alexander Aeschbach / Tristan Marguet (Swi) Geka Kaas   -1lap
9Leon Van Bon (Ned) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Caruur  
10Steven Deneef / Steve Schets (Bel) JDK   -3
11Geert-Jan Jonkman (Ned) / Marc Hester (Den) AVS  
12Ingmar Depoortere / Nicky Cocquyt (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen  
Standings after night one
1Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Wire-less98pts
2Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Roger Kluge (Ger) Mega Deschacht – John Saey74 
3Bruno Risi / Franco Marvulli (Swi) Knokse Bandencentrale – Eurotyre72 
4Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Robert Bartko (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen33 
5Danny Stam (Ned) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Ploeg AA Drink40  -1lap
6Jeff Vermeulen / Peter Schep (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen23 
7Glenn O’Shea / Leigh Howard (Aus) VDK Spaarbank37  -2
8Alexander Aeschbach / Tristan Marguet (Swi) Geka Kaas23  -3
9Leon Van Bon (Ned) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Caruur14 
10Geert-Jan Jonkman (Ned) / Marc Hester (Den) AVS13  -7
11Ingmar Depoortere / Nicky Cocquyt (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen8 
12Steven Deneef / Steve Schets (Bel) JDK6  -9
UIV Cup
1Alex Carver/Scott Law (Aus)19pts
2Luke Rowe/Jon Mould (GBr)11  -2laps
3Morgan Kneisky/Julien Duval (Fra)7 
4Maarten Vlasselaar/Gert/Jan Van Immerseel (Bel)5 
5Gijs Van Hoecke/Moreno De Pauw (Bel)17  -3
6Jesper Morkov/Christian Kreutzfeldt (Den)7 
7Patrick Kos/Christian Kos (Ned)  
8Ignacio Silva/Ian Moir (USA)   -4
9Jiri Vendolsky/Jan Dostal (Cze)   -5
10Jonathan Breyne/Ruben Van Raepenbusch (Bel)   -7
11Dominik Stucki/Michael Sutter (Swi)  
12Francesco Van Coppernolle/Randy Costermans (Bel)   -9

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