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Gent Six Day: Wiggins and Cavendish defend lead with one night remaining

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World champion duo Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins out on the track at the 2016 Gent Six Day

World champion duo Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins out on the track at the 2016 Gent Six Day
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Beer and Gent Six go hand-in-hand

Beer and Gent Six go hand-in-hand
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Lindsay De Vylder in action

Lindsay De Vylder in action
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Bradley Wiggins leads teammate Mark Cavendish at the Gent Six Day

Bradley Wiggins leads teammate Mark Cavendish at the Gent Six Day
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Bradley Wiggins (Team Saey - Calant)

Bradley Wiggins (Team Saey - Calant)
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Is this the final race for Bradley Wiggins?

Is this the final race for Bradley Wiggins?
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Iljo Keisse (Team LIDL)

Iljo Keisse (Team LIDL)
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Elia Viviani (Team LIDL)

Elia Viviani (Team LIDL)
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Wiggins fans have turned out in force at the Gent Six Day

Wiggins fans have turned out in force at the Gent Six Day
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Track centre at the Gent Six Day

Track centre at the Gent Six Day
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Huge crowds turned out once again at the Gent Six Day

Huge crowds turned out once again at the Gent Six Day
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Bradley Wiggins defending the lead at the Gent Six Day

Bradley Wiggins defending the lead at the Gent Six Day
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At the start of day 5 of the Gent Six Day

At the start of day 5 of the Gent Six Day
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Mark Cavendish on the track at the 2016 Gent Six Day

Mark Cavendish on the track at the 2016 Gent Six Day
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Huge crowds turned out once again at the Gent Six

Huge crowds turned out once again at the Gent Six
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Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish (Team Saey-Calant) withstood an early threat to their overall lead Saturday at the Gent Six Day, temporarily losing the lap they’d gained Friday night but getting it back in the final Madison. The British duo will go into Sunday’s final evening of racing with a tenuous grasp on the overall lead.

Wiggins and Cavendish came into the evening one lap up on their main rivals, and through the early events it looked like the status quo would remain intact. But during the first Madison of the evening, Kenny De Ketele and Moreno De Pauw (Team Baloise Insurance) regained the lap they were down on Wiggins and Cavendish, pushing the Belgian duo into the lead by 22 points.

The Team Baloise Insurance duo then won their heat of the Derny race and the 500m time trial to maintain their lead, with just the Derny final and the Madison remaining. But when Wiggins and Cavendish took a lap in the final Madison, along with eventual Madison winners Elia Viviani and Iljoe Keisse (Team LIDL), the Belgian duo slipped back into second. Viviani and Keisse, who are also a single lap down on the British duo, trail the Belgians by 15 points for third overall.

Day 5 Results

AVS Points Race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elia Viviani (Ita) / Iljo Keisse (Bel) Team LIDL25pts
2Bradley Wiggins (GBr) / Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Saey - Calant15
3Lindsay De Vylder (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Team Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen12
4Jesper Morkov (Den) / Marc Hester (Den) Team TUI5
5Roy Pieters (Ned) / Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Team Topsport Vlaanderen3
6Ollie Wood (GBr) / Mark Stewart (GBr) Team Energy Lab2
7Alex Rasmussen (Den) / Yoeri Havik (Ned) Team Vanreusel Snacks2
8Callum Scotson (Aus) / Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Lotto1
9Otto Vergaerde (Bel) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Team Caruur1
10Kenny De Ketele (Bel)/ Moreno De Pauw (Bel) Team Baloise Insurance
11Nick Stopler (Ned) / Tristan Marguet (Sui) Team Primus Haacht
12Marcel Kalz (Ger) / Robbe Ghys (Bel) Team T-Interim

Points Race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lindsay De Vylder (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Team Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen20pts
2Kenny De Ketele (Bel)/ Moreno De Pauw (Bel) Team Baloise Insurance20
3Roy Pieters (Ned) / Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Team Topsport Vlaanderen14
4Marcel Kalz (Ger) / Robbe Ghys (Bel) Team T-Interim7
5Jesper Morkov (Den) / Marc Hester (Den) Team TUI6
6Otto Vergaerde (Bel) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Team Caruur6
7Bradley Wiggins (GBr) / Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Saey - Calant5
8Elia Viviani (Ita) / Iljo Keisse (Bel) Team LIDL3
9Callum Scotson (Aus) / Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Lotto3
10Ollie Wood (GBr) / Mark Stewart (GBr) Team Energy Lab2
11Alex Rasmussen (Den) / Yoeri Havik (Ned) Team Vanreusel Snacks
12Nick Stopler (Ned) / Tristan Marguet (Sui) Team Primus Haacht

Team Elimination
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kenny De Ketele (Bel)/ Moreno De Pauw (Bel) Team Baloise Insurance20pts
2Bradley Wiggins (GBr) / Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Saey - Calant12
3Callum Scotson (Aus) / Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Lotto10
4Lindsay De Vylder (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Team Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen8
5Otto Vergaerde (Bel) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Team Caruur6
6Elia Viviani (Ita) / Iljo Keisse (Bel) Team LIDL4
7Jesper Morkov (Den) / Marc Hester (Den) Team TUI
8Alex Rasmussen (Den) / Yoeri Havik (Ned) Team Vanreusel Snacks
9Roy Pieters (Ned) / Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Team Topsport Vlaanderen
10Marcel Kalz (Ger) / Robbe Ghys (Bel) Team T-Interim
11Ollie Wood (GBr) / Mark Stewart (GBr) Team Energy Lab
12Nick Stopler (Ned) / Tristan Marguet (Sui) Team Primus Haacht

Time Trial
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bradley Wiggins (GBr) / Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Saey - Calant0:00:08.560
2Kenny De Ketele (Bel)/ Moreno De Pauw (Bel) Team Baloise Insurance0:00:00.030
3Elia Viviani (Ita) / Iljo Keisse (Bel) Team LIDL0:00:00.120
4Lindsay De Vylder (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Team Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen0:00:00.230
5Otto Vergaerde (Bel) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Team Caruur0:00:00.250
6Marcel Kalz (Ger) / Robbe Ghys (Bel) Team T-Interim0:00:00.310
7Alex Rasmussen (Den) / Yoeri Havik (Ned) Team Vanreusel Snacks0:00:00.320
8Roy Pieters (Ned) / Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Team Topsport Vlaanderen0:00:00.420
9Ollie Wood (GBr) / Mark Stewart (GBr) Team Energy Lab0:00:00.480
10Jesper Morkov (Den) / Marc Hester (Den) Team TUI0:00:00.530
11Callum Scotson (Aus) / Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Lotto0:00:00.700
12Nick Stopler (Ned) / Tristan Marguet (Sui) Team Primus Haacht0:00:00.710

Madison
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kenny De Ketele (Bel)/ Moreno De Pauw (Bel) Team Baloise Insurance20pts
2Bradley Wiggins (GBr) / Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Saey - Calant12
3Elia Viviani (Ita) / Iljo Keisse (Bel) Team LIDL10
4Callum Scotson (Aus) / Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Lotto8
5Otto Vergaerde (Bel) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Team Caruur6
6Jesper Morkov (Den) / Marc Hester (Den) Team TUI4
7Lindsay De Vylder (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Team Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen
8Alex Rasmussen (Den) / Yoeri Havik (Ned) Team Vanreusel Snacks
9Roy Pieters (Ned) / Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Team Topsport Vlaanderen
10Ollie Wood (GBr) / Mark Stewart (GBr) Team Energy Lab
11Marcel Kalz (Ger) / Robbe Ghys (Bel) Team T-Interim
12Nick Stopler (Ned) / Tristan Marguet (Sui) Team Primus Haacht

Derny 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kenny De Ketele (Bel)/ Moreno De Pauw (Bel) Team Baloise Insurance5pts
2Callum Scotson (Aus) / Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Lotto4
3Lindsay De Vylder (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Team Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen3
4Alex Rasmussen (Den) / Yoeri Havik (Ned) Team Vanreusel Snacks2
5Roy Pieters (Ned) / Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Team Topsport Vlaanderen1
6Nick Stopler (Ned) / Tristan Marguet (Sui) Team Primus Haacht

Supersprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elia Viviani (Ita) / Iljo Keisse (Bel) Team LIDL10pts
2Lindsay De Vylder (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Team Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen6
3Otto Vergaerde (Bel) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Team Caruur5
4Roy Pieters (Ned) / Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Team Topsport Vlaanderen4
5Jesper Morkov (Den) / Marc Hester (Den) Team TUI3
6Marcel Kalz (Ger) / Robbe Ghys (Bel) Team T-Interim2
7Bradley Wiggins (GBr) / Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Saey - Calant
8Kenny De Ketele (Bel)/ Moreno De Pauw (Bel) Team Baloise Insurance
9Alex Rasmussen (Den) / Yoeri Havik (Ned) Team Vanreusel Snacks
10Ollie Wood (GBr) / Mark Stewart (GBr) Team Energy Lab

Derny 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bradley Wiggins (GBr) / Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Saey - Calant5pts
2Elia Viviani (Ita) / Iljo Keisse (Bel) Team LIDL4
3Otto Vergaerde (Bel) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Team Caruur3
4Marcel Kalz (Ger) / Robbe Ghys (Bel) Team T-Interim2
5Jesper Morkov (Den) / Marc Hester (Den) Team TUI1
6Ollie Wood (GBr) / Mark Stewart (GBr) Team Energy Lab

500m Time Trial
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kenny De Ketele (Bel)/ Moreno De Pauw (Bel) Team Baloise Insurance0:00:26.830
2Bradley Wiggins (GBr) / Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Saey - Calant0:00:00.740
3Elia Viviani (Ita) / Iljo Keisse (Bel) Team LIDL0:00:00.760
4Marcel Kalz (Ger) / Robbe Ghys (Bel) Team T-Interim0:00:00.790
5Lindsay De Vylder (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Team Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen0:00:01.150
6Alex Rasmussen (Den) / Yoeri Havik (Ned) Team Vanreusel Snacks0:00:01.410
7Otto Vergaerde (Bel) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Team Caruur0:00:01.480
8Ollie Wood (GBr) / Mark Stewart (GBr) Team Energy Lab0:00:01.610
9Roy Pieters (Ned) / Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Team Topsport Vlaanderen0:00:01.980
10Callum Scotson (Aus) / Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Lotto0:00:02.100
11Jesper Morkov (Den) / Marc Hester (Den) Team TUI0:00:03.090

Derny Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elia Viviani (Ita) / Iljo Keisse (Bel) Team LIDL5pts
2Bradley Wiggins (GBr) / Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Saey - Calant4
3Kenny De Ketele (Bel)/ Moreno De Pauw (Bel) Team Baloise Insurance3
4Nick Stopler (Ned) / Tristan Marguet (Sui) Team Primus Haacht2
5Otto Vergaerde (Bel) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Team Caruur1
6Lindsay De Vylder (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Team Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen

Madison
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elia Viviani (Ita) / Iljo Keisse (Bel) Team LIDL20pts
2Bradley Wiggins (GBr) / Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Saey - Calant12
3Kenny De Ketele (Bel)/ Moreno De Pauw (Bel) Team Baloise Insurance10
4Callum Scotson (Aus) / Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Lotto8
5Otto Vergaerde (Bel) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Team Caruur6
6Lindsay De Vylder (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Team Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen4
7Jesper Morkov (Den) / Marc Hester (Den) Team TUI
8Roy Pieters (Ned) / Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Team Topsport Vlaanderen
9Ollie Wood (GBr) / Mark Stewart (GBr) Team Energy Lab
10Alex Rasmussen (Den) / Yoeri Havik (Ned) Team Vanreusel Snacks
11Marcel Kalz (Ger) / Robbe Ghys (Bel) Team T-Interim

Overall standings after day 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bradley Wiggins (GBr) / Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Saey - Calant358pts
2Kenny De Ketele (Bel)/ Moreno De Pauw (Bel) Team Baloise Insurance385 (-1)
3Elia Viviani (Ita) / Iljo Keisse (Bel) Team LIDL370 (-1)
4Callum Scotson (Aus) / Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Lotto196 (-4)
5Lindsay De Vylder (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Team Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen223 (-6)
6Otto Vergaerde (Bel) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Team Caruur178 (-7)
7Jesper Morkov (Den) / Marc Hester (Den) Team TUI106 (-7)
8Roy Pieters (Ned) / Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Team Topsport Vlaanderen97 (-26)
9Nick Stopler (Ned) / Tristan Marguet (Sui) Team Primus Haacht97 (-26)
10Ollie Wood (GBr) / Mark Stewart (GBr) Team Energy Lab46 (-39)
11Alex Rasmussen (Den) / Yoeri Havik (Ned) Team Vanreusel Snacks55 (-41)
12Marcel Kalz (Ger) / Robbe Ghys (Bel) Team T-Interim120 (-51)

 

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