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Cavendish and Keisse take lead on day 4 in Gent

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Mark Cavendish leads Jasper de Buyst

Mark Cavendish leads Jasper de Buyst (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Michael Vingerling gets ready to slight his partner Yoeri Havik

Michael Vingerling gets ready to slight his partner Yoeri Havik (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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(Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Vikto Manakov

Vikto Manakov (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Didier Caspers and Melvin van Zijl

Didier Caspers and Melvin van Zijl (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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World Champions Albert Torres and David Muntaner complete a successful changeover

World Champions Albert Torres and David Muntaner complete a successful changeover (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Shane Archbold

Shane Archbold (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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(Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Otto Verdaerde

Otto Verdaerde (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Nick Stopler gets ready to hand over to Otto Vergaerde

Nick Stopler gets ready to hand over to Otto Vergaerde (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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David Muntaner and Albert Torres

David Muntaner and Albert Torres (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Moreno de Pauw on his way to a record-equalling ride

Moreno de Pauw on his way to a record-equalling ride (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Molly Meyvisch during the women's scratch race

Molly Meyvisch during the women's scratch race (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Melvin van Zijl and Didier Caspers

Melvin van Zijl and Didier Caspers (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Lotte Kopecky competes in the women's scratch event

Lotte Kopecky competes in the women's scratch event (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Kelly Druyts

Kelly Druyts (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Iljo Keisse leads Mark Cavendish ahead of their sprint ride

Iljo Keisse leads Mark Cavendish ahead of their sprint ride (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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(Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Jolien d'Hoore won the women's scratch race

Jolien d'Hoore won the women's scratch race (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Jolien d'Hoore on her way to victory

Jolien d'Hoore on her way to victory (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Jasper de Buyst leads the way

Jasper de Buyst leads the way (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Ivan Savitsky

Ivan Savitsky (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Waiting for the bell to toll

Waiting for the bell to toll (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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It was another action packed evening on the track

It was another action packed evening on the track (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Getting ready for the changeover

Getting ready for the changeover (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Iljo Keisse

Iljo Keisse (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Gilke Croket

Gilke Croket (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Christian Grassman takes the plaudits after winning the sprint

Christian Grassman takes the plaudits after winning the sprint (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Kenny de Ketele and Jasper De Buyst

Kenny de Ketele and Jasper De Buyst (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Jasper De Buyst gives his all in the sprint

Jasper De Buyst gives his all in the sprint (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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(Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Jasper de Buyst and Kenny de Ketele

Jasper de Buyst and Kenny de Ketele (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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David Muntaner

David Muntaner (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Bianca Lust

Bianca Lust (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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(Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Alex Rasmussen

Alex Rasmussen (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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Albert Torres

Albert Torres (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)

Mark Cavendish and Iljo Keisse took the lead on the fourth evening of racing at the Gent Six. The pair gained a lap on the rest of the field after breaching the 200-point mark, and taking victories in the elimination and derny races. Race favourites Jasper De Buyst and Kenny De Ketele fell down to third place, but could still move back into the lead if they earn a bonus lap for making 300 points.

Leif Lampater and Silvan Dillier jumped from fourth to second, knocking the Danish paring of Alex Rasmussen and Marc Hester out of the podium placings. It was a good night for Moreno de Pauw and Christian Grasmann, who equalled the record in the 500 metre time trial. Grasmann set things up for his teammate and launched De Pauw to a time of 27.03, matching the time of Franco Marvulli and Tristian Marguet from two years previously. They also claimed victory in the final Madison of the night.

Standings after Day 4

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr)/ Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep260pts
2Leif Lampater (Bel)/ Silvan Dillier (Sui) Team Caruur217
3Jasper De Buyst (Bel)/ Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Baloise Insurance298 -1Lap
4Alex Rasmussen (Den)/ Marc Hester (Den) Team Lotto207
5Nick Stöpler (Bel)/ Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen162 -2Laps
6Moreno De Pauw (Bel)/ Christian Grasmann (Ger) Provincie Oose-Vlaanderen156 -3Laps
7Albert Torres (Spa)/ David Muntaner (Spa) John Saey-Lecot118
8Glenn O’Shea (Aus)/ Shane Archbold (NZl) Callant-Upgrade Estate154 -8Laps
9Moregan Kneisky (Fra)/ Vivien Brisse (Fra) T-interim57 -12Laps
10Ivan Savitsky (Rus)/ Viktor Manakov (Rus) Primus Haacht95 -13Laps
11Michael Vingerling (Ned)/ Yoeri Havik (Ned) Team 3M76 -18Laps
12Lucas Liss (Ger)/ Andreas Müller (Ger) Vanreusel Snacks24
13Didier Caspers (Ned)/ Melvin Van Zijl (Ned) Eurotyre-JDK6 -19Laps

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