Day 1: Gent - Gent
Jasper De Buyst and Kenny De Ketele (Baloise Insurance) lead the Six Days of Gent after the opening night of racing that was opened by Felice Gimondi. The Belgian duo lead the standings with 84 poinst.
Racing was briefly halted when a cat ran onto the Kuipke velodrome during the SuperSprint. Once racing resumed, Michael Vingerling emerged victorious with his 3M team ending the night in 11th place on 20 points
Leif Lampater and Silvan Dillier are second on the standings with 52 points, followed by the Danish duo of Alex Rasmussen and Marc Hester on 50 points.
The Omega Pharma-Quick Step duo of Mark Cavendish and Iijo Keisse are currently fourth on 28 points having placed second in the Points Race, Team Elimination and madison. You can find a full gallery of Cavendish and Keisse's final training session on the track right here.
The winners of the madison, Glen O'Shea and Shane Archbold (Callant - Upgrade Estate), are one of three teams to be one lap down on the leaders while four teams are four laps behind.
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Points|
|1||Jasper De Buyst (Bel) / Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Baloise Insurance||84||pts|
|2||Leif Lampater (Ger) / Silvan Dillier (Sui) Team Caruur||52|
|3||Alex Rasmussen (Den) / Marc Hester (Den) Team Lotto||50|
|4||Mark Cavendish (GBr) / Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quickstep||48|
|5||Moreno De Pauw (Bel) / Christian Grasmann (Ger) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen||30|
|6||Nick Stöpler (Bel) / Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen||29|
|7||Glen O'Shea (Aus) / Shane Archbold (NZl) Callant - Upgrade Estate||56 - 1 lap|
|8||Morgan Kneisky (Fra) / Vivien Brisse (Fra) T-interim||17|
|9||Albert Torres (Esp) / David Muntaner (Esp) John Saey - Lecot||13|
|10||Ivan Savitsky (Rus) / Viktor Manakov (Rus) Primus Haacht||26 - 4 laps|
|11||Michael Vingerling - Yoeri Havik (Ned) Team 3M||20|
|12||Liss Lucas (Ger)- Andreas Muller (Ger) Vanreusel Snacks||8|
|13||Didier Caspers (Ned) / Melvin Van Zijl (Ned) Eurotyre - JDK||2|
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