De Ketele and Ghys surge to Ghent Six overall after crash-marred Madison

Kenny De Ketele and Robbe Ghys win the overall at Ghent Six
Kenny De Ketele and Robbe Ghys win the overall at Ghent Six (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Kenny De Ketele and Robbe Ghys won the overall classification at Ghent Six, holding off Roger Kluge and Jasper De Buyst in the final Madison event. The reigning World Champions in the discipline, Michael Mørkøv and Lasse Norman Hansen, finished third.

Those three teams entered the sixth day of racing at the legendary 166-metre 't Kuipke with a chance for the title. De Buyst and Kluge, who both race for Lotto Soudal on the road, held the lead on the opening day. The Danish duo of Mørkøv and Hansen overtook them on the GC for the next four days, bringing a 15-point lead into the sixth round over De Ketele and Ghys, the defending champions from 2019. The Lotto Soudal pair were within striking distance at another 67 points back. In fourth place was Iljo Keisse and Mark Cavendish, with other teams well distanced.

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