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Six pairs are equal on laps after the first night, with De Buyst and De Ketele leading due to a bigger points tally

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19.11.2014 @ 11:04 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Defending champion Jasper De Buyst and his partner Kenny De Ketele got the Six-Days of Ghent off to the best possible start. The Belgian pair has taken the lead after the first night but the battle between the six best pairs is a close one.

 

Jasper de Buyst and Kenny De Ketele have taken the lead after the first day of the Six-Days of Ghent. The Belgian duo managed to hold Leif Lampater and Silvan Dillier at bay. Alex Rasmussen and Marc Hester are third. 

 

After the first day, there are six pairs in the same lap as the leaders. Favorites Mark Cavendish and Iljo Keisse are fourth while Moreno De Pauw and Christian Grassmann complete the top 5.

 

In the first discipline of the day (points race), De Buyst and De Ketele already emerged as the strongest and from there they never relinquished the lead. Hester and Rasmussen won the first madison. In that race, the six leading pairs gained at least two laps on all the remaining pairs

 

In the final madison, three pairs took a lap on the rest, with Glenn O'Shea and Shane Archbold taking the win. At the top of the standings didn't change.

 

Standings:

1.  Jasper de Buyst/Kenny De Ketele 84pt
2.  Leif Lampater/Silvan Dillier 52 pt
3.  Alex Rasmussen/Marc Hester 50 pt
4.  Mark Cavendish/Iljo Keisse 48pt
5.  Moreno De Pauw/Christian Grasmann 30pt
6.  Nick Stöpler/Otto Vergaerde 29pt
7.  Glenn O'Shea/Shane Arhbold 56pt +1 lap
8.  Morgan Kneisky/Vivien Brisse 17pt +1 lap
9.  Albert Torres/David Muntaner 13pt +1 lap
10.  Ivan Savitsky/Viktor Manakov 26pt +4 laps
11.  Michael Vingerling/Yoeri Havik 20pt +4 laps
12.  Andreas Müller/Lucas Liss 8pt +4 laps
13.  Melvin van Zijl/Didier Caspers 2pt +4 laps

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