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de ketele and morkov edging ahead midway through Six Day Copenhagen

04 February 2018

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Kenny de Ketele and Michael Morkov are in the driving seat at the halfway stage of Six Day Copenhagen after three days of excellence.

Belgian De Ketele and Danish Morkov have formed an unfamiliar yet formidable partnership so far in the Danish capital and find themselves one lap up and 21 points better-off than German duo Leif Lampater and Marc Hester in second.

De Ketele’s compatriot and more common Six Day partner Moreno de Pauw has teamed up with Six Day Berlin champion Yoeri Havik from the Netherlands, who are third a further four points back.

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Day 1

The lead pairings were at it from the word go with both de Ketele and Morkov, and Havik and De Pauw, leading by a lap after the event’s opening Madison.

Havik and de Pauw, both coming off the back of a successful Six Day Berlin competition, kept their feet on the gas picking up a victory in the Series 6 Sprint.

They accumulated points further with third-placed finishes in the 40-lap derny – won impressively by Nico Selenati and Achim Burkart – and the team time trial, finishing the day six points up on de Ketele and Morkov.

Thursday also saw the return of fan’s favourite longest lap race, in which the win was taken by British rider Stephen Bradbury, riding with Irishman Marc Potts.

Day 2

The second day belonged unquestionably to de Ketele and Morkov as they opened up daylight between themselves and the rest of the field, ending Friday one lap up at the top of the standings.

The highlight of the evening saw de Ketele deal a psychological blow to the typically faster sprinting de Pauw in winning a gripping one-on-one finale in the final team elimination.

The no.7 pairing continued to up the ante, taking five laps in the 60-minute Madison and one over their nearest rivals to stamp their dominance on the day.

Hester also gave the home fans something to take home with them, coming away with a win in the 40-lap derny, though they finished the day two laps back from the leaders.


Day 3

De Ketele and Morkov maintained their lead on day three after spending much of it wrestling with Lampater and Hester to keep their grip on top spot.

A win on points over de Ketele and Morkov as well as Havik and de Pauw in the evening’s first Madison laid the groundwork for a good night on the boards for the German-Danish duo.

A runner-up finish in the 40-lap derny behind de Ketele and Morkov was swiftly followed by a time trial win and, most crucially, a gained lap over their rivals in the final Madison to lift them into second.

Six Day Series veteran Andreas Mueller also bagged himself a victory on Saturday night, winning marginally ahead of Selenati and Melvin van Zijl.

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