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Keisse and Morkov endure final attacks to win Gent Six Day

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Second-placed Kenny De Ketele and Gijs Van Hoecke; winners Michael Morkov and Iljo Keisse; and third-placeJasper De Buyst and Otto Vergaerde celebrate on gent Six Day podium.

Second-placed Kenny De Ketele and Gijs Van Hoecke; winners Michael Morkov and Iljo Keisse; and third-placeJasper De Buyst and Otto Vergaerde celebrate on gent Six Day podium.
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Second-placed Kenny De Ketele and Gijs Van Hoecke; winners Michael Morkov and Iljo Keisse; and third-placeJasper De Buyst and Otto Vergaerde celebrate on gent Six Day podium.

Second-placed Kenny De Ketele and Gijs Van Hoecke; winners Michael Morkov and Iljo Keisse; and third-placeJasper De Buyst and Otto Vergaerde celebrate on gent Six Day podium.
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Michael Morkov celebrates after winning the Gent Six Day on the indoor track in Het Kuipk arena.

Michael Morkov celebrates after winning the Gent Six Day on the indoor track in Het Kuipk arena.
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Iljo Keisse of Ettix-QuickStep celebrates after winning the Gent Six Day on the indoor track in Het Kuipk arena.

Iljo Keisse of Ettix-QuickStep celebrates after winning the Gent Six Day on the indoor track in Het Kuipk arena.
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Iljo Keisse

Iljo Keisse
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Iljo Keisse

Iljo Keisse
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Kenny de Ketele, Gijs Van Hoecke, Michael Morkov, Iljo Keisse and son, Japser de Buyst and Otto Ergaerde

Kenny de Ketele, Gijs Van Hoecke, Michael Morkov, Iljo Keisse and son, Japser de Buyst and Otto Ergaerde
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Kenny de Ketele, Gijs Van Hoecke, Michael Morkov, Iljo Keisse and son, Japser de Buyst and Otto Ergaerde

Kenny de Ketele, Gijs Van Hoecke, Michael Morkov, Iljo Keisse and son, Japser de Buyst and Otto Ergaerde
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Kenny de Ketele, Gijs Van Hoecke, Michael Morkov, Iljo Keisse and son, Japser de Buyst and Otto Ergaerde

Kenny de Ketele, Gijs Van Hoecke, Michael Morkov, Iljo Keisse and son, Japser de Buyst and Otto Ergaerde
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Iljo Keiisse

Iljo Keiisse
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Gijs van Hoecke and Iljo Keisse

Gijs van Hoecke and Iljo Keisse
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Gijs van Hoecke and Iljo Keisse

Gijs van Hoecke and Iljo Keisse
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Gijs van Hoecke and Iljo Keisse

Gijs van Hoecke and Iljo Keisse
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Keisse and Morkov

Keisse and Morkov
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Kenny de Ketele, Gijs Van Hoecke, Michael Morkov, Iljo Keisse and son, Japser de Buyst and Otto Ergaerde

Kenny de Ketele, Gijs Van Hoecke, Michael Morkov, Iljo Keisse and son, Japser de Buyst and Otto Ergaerde
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Kenny de Ketele, Gijs Van Hoecke, Michael Morkov, Iljo Keisse and son, Japser de Buyst and Otto Ergaerde

Kenny de Ketele, Gijs Van Hoecke, Michael Morkov, Iljo Keisse and son, Japser de Buyst and Otto Ergaerde
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Iljo Keisse and his 6-year-old son.

Iljo Keisse and his 6-year-old son.
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Iljo Keisse and his 6-year-old son.

Iljo Keisse and his 6-year-old son.
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Iljo Keisse and his 6-year-old son.

Iljo Keisse and his 6-year-old son.
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Gijs van Hoecke and Iljo Keisse

Gijs van Hoecke and Iljo Keisse
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Kenny de Ketele, Gijs Van Hoecke, Michael Morkov, Iljo Keisse and son, Japser de Buyst and Otto Ergaerde

Kenny de Ketele, Gijs Van Hoecke, Michael Morkov, Iljo Keisse and son, Japser de Buyst and Otto Ergaerde
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Iljo Keisse and Michael Morkov

Iljo Keisse and Michael Morkov
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Iljo Keisse

Iljo Keisse
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The track in Gent.

The track in Gent.
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Michael Morkov

Michael Morkov
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Michael Morkov

Michael Morkov
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Iljo Keisse

Iljo Keisse
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Iljo Keisse

Iljo Keisse
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 Bruno Risi, Patrick Sercu and Willy Henneuse

Bruno Risi, Patrick Sercu and Willy Henneuse
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Bruno Risi

Bruno Risi
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Iljo Keisse

Iljo Keisse
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Iljo Keisse

Iljo Keisse
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Iljo Keisse

Iljo Keisse
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Michael Morkov

Michael Morkov
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Iljo Keisse

Iljo Keisse
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Iljo Keisse

Iljo Keisse
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Iljo Keisse celebrates his sixth win in Gent.

Iljo Keisse celebrates his sixth win in Gent.
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Iljo Keisse and six-day partner Michael Morkov took a bonus lap in the final Madison of the Gent Six Day to take the overall win Sunday in Belgium.

Keisse and Morkov started the final days as leaders and overcame multiple attacks to seal the win, which is Keisse's sixth overall in Ghent and the 25th six-day win of his career.

“I’m really happy about this victory” Keisse said. “It’s a race that I love and I have a special feeling with the public. They really pushed me and my teammate today. Morkov was great. We worked really well together the whole week. He is very strong. He has a great technique and tactically he knows how to do it.

“Everything went well, and finally I can celebrate again a victory after two second places in the last two years. That’s a nice moment for me. I started as a cyclist here at T’Kuipke. This track is really magic.”