Keisse wins Six Days of Ghent
27 November 2007, GHENT - Iljo Keisse of Ghent and Germany's Robert Bartko have won the 67th edition of the Six Days of Ghent 2007. The race took place from November 20-25 this year.
27 November 2007
GHENT - Iljo Keisse of Ghent and Germany's Robert Bartko have won the 67th edition of the Six Days of Ghent 2007. The race took place from November 20-25 this year.
The Swiss duo Bruno Risi and Franco Marvulli gave the winners a run for their money. Risi/Marvulli and Keisse/Bartko were neck on neck, playing leapfrog in their pursuit of first place during the entire event. Robert Slippens and Danny Stam of the Netherlands followed close behind.
The three duos began the final stretch in the same round.
Risi/Marvulli started out one point ahead of Keisse/Bartko and 72 points ahead of the Dutch team.
Following a barrage of offensives, the three teams began on the last 50 rounds in the same round.
Het Kuipke exploded for the Ghent native son, cheering him and his partner on to victory.
International cycling classic in Ghent
The Six Days of Ghent is an international cycling classic on the famous cycling track of 't Kuipke in Ghent. The competition takes at least 24 hours spread out over 6 consecutive days.
The following events are included: a team race, keirins (race where riders follow behind a small moped-type bike called a derny over a certain time or distance), an elimination, time trials and a super sprint.
[Copyright Flanders news 2007]
Subject: Belgian news