Keisse struggles for Gent Sixday

Belgian track rider Iljo Keisse is not certain of being able to participate in the Gent Sixday, which will be taking place this week, starting on Tuesday, November 22. Keisse, who as usually partnered with fellow Belgian Matthew Gilmore in the Munich Sixday won by German pair Erik Zabel and Robert Bartko, injured his left shoulder and backside in a fall in that event.

"The ligaments in my shoulder were stretched, but I will undergo surgery only after the season," Keisse said. "The bruise of my bottom is impeding my a lot. In Munich, I couldn't pedal round anymore. I'll know more after an x-ray examination. The aim is to start in Gent in good condition."

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