If there was ever any doubt about what made Benjamin Thomas and Morgan Kneisky multiple Madison world champions, they surely put those to rest at Six Day London.
Coming into the closing stages of the team elimination race, the French pair had a lot of work to do in order to get the better of Belgian duo and reigning champions Kenny de Ketele and Moreno de Pauw.
But then came some clever, if questionable, Thomas tactics. As de Ketele prepared to swing in his partner, the Frenchman swooped in between then to take the line and rhythm, leaving a clear run to the line and an almighty exclamation of delight.
5 – Danish double act Madison delight
Day five’s surprise package came in the shape of Denmark’s Niklas Larsen and Casper von Folsach, finally getting their rewards in the day’s final Madison chase.
The two were excellent value for it too, cruising to the line with aplomb to end what was a stirring effort.
That was enough to help them to fifth in the general classification, with only two other teams getting more than their 416 points.
6 – Meyer and Scotson claim their crown
Sixty minutes and one final Madison chase – that was all that stood between Cameron Meyer, Callum Scotson and the Six Day London track board trophy. Sounds easy, right? Wrong.
This was a race you could not take your eyes off, with the lead constantly toing and froing heading into the latter stages with anyone’s guess as to who would prevail.
And it looked as though Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh would be the team atop the podium when they launched the late break with, you guessed it, plenty of cheers from the Lee Valley VeloPark.
But despite their endeavour, the Australians more than held their own to celebrate their deserved win – their consistency a cut above anything else seen in Six Day London this year.
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When it came to the men’s racing at Six Day London, it’s fair to say every single rider left everything they had out on the track across the six days. Battling it out from first race to last, it was Cameron Meyer and Callum Scotson who took their maiden win in exemplary style with a…