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Streakers invade the track at the Gent Six

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One of the streakers sprints to the line

One of the streakers sprints to the line
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Iljo Keisse (Omega Pharma)

Iljo Keisse (Omega Pharma)
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Kenny de Ketele sporting his Movember moustache

Kenny de Ketele sporting his Movember moustache
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Two streakers disrupted the Gent six day on Wednesday night, forcing organisers to delay the race programme while the two were held by Belgian police.

According to a report in Het Laatste Nieuws, the two streakers jumped onto the track during the musical interval and ran around the track naked.

A steward tried to stop one of the streakers and was apparently head butted. Plain clothed police officers then stopped the male streaker, while the steward was treated for a head wound. The huge crowd seemed fascinated by the additional entertainment during the evening's racing, giving the two streakers a cheer of support. 

Iljo Keisse and Glenn O'Shea have taken the overall lead after another intense rivalry with world champion Gijs Van Hoecke and Kenny De Ketele. The Belgian/Australian pair lead by just six points.