Sunday, December 5, 2021
HomeDiariesGent Six Day 2010 - First Night, De Ketele-Lampater Take It Up

Gent Six Day 2010 – First Night, De Ketele-Lampater Take It Up

-

Last night at the Gent Six Day 2010? It’s tonight, already!

Gent Six Day 2010
Just one of Ed’s jobs – ensure the clean, dry jerseys are ready for the next event. Photo©Ed Hood

No-one stood out, the home boys had to be seen to do well and De Ketele, Mertens, and of course Iljo, all did the biz.

Gent Six Day 2010
The riders’ view of the crowd, from the cabins. Photo©Ed Hood
Gent Six Day 2010
Local boy Iljo has slotted straight back into the racing. Photo©Ed Hood

Who can win?

Alex & Michael are favourites but it’s been a long season for both of them and there are some hungry big fish in this pond.

Top of the Barracuda list are Robert Bartko and Danilo Hondo – if it was decided on coolness alone then the verdict would go to Danilo his position is perfect, plenty of seat pillar on show, long extension hard down on the head race.

Gent Six Day 2010
Hondo looks a class act. Photo©Ed Hood

There’s very little upper body movement. He looks fantastic – it’s easy to forget he was a World Team Pursuit silver medallist back in 1994.

Hondo’s partner, ‘Big Bob’ Bartko, is one of the great track riders of the modern era; Olympic individual and Team Pursuit Champion in 2000 at Sydney; World Pursuit Champion in ’99, ’05 and ’06; World Team Pursuit Champion in ’99, and 15 wins in Six Days off 59 starts – and in his Rabobank days he was capable of winning events like the Three Days of West Flanders.

Gent Six Day 2010
First win of the Six goes to Alex and Michael, in the Sprints. Photo©Ed Hood
Gent Six Day 2010
Iljo looks sharp. Photo©Ed Hood

Iljo certainly looks sharp and his partner Peter Schep is classy, he looks like he’s on rails and has a string of Worlds Points Race medals to his credit.

But there’s a protocol to six day races and one is that you can’t come back after four months without a race and win.

If I’m any judge then it’ll be third spot on the podium for Iljo and Peter.

Successor to Bruno Risi as ‘Blue Train’ conductor is Danny Stam, this is his 101st six, and with 16 wins there’s no shortage of experience.

Danny has won here before, in 2004 with Slippens – Viktor and I were here to witness that, and they were spectacular.

Gent Six Day 2010
Danny always wants on the podium, but Leon Van Bon isn’t Bob Slippens. Photo©Ed Hood

He’s very strong and hugely experienced (he took a silver medal in the Worlds Road Race at San Sebastian in 1997 after all), but there’s no ‘spark’ to him in my opinion – even though he’s reinvented himself well as a six day rider, with 29 starts and one win.

Gent Six Day 2010
Marc is thrown into the melee again by Dirk. Photo©Ed Hood

Kenny De Ketele has paid his dues, 32 Sixes with one win. He’s paired with classy German, Leif Lampater.

Some might say that Lampater’s sSix wins off 14 starts in Six Days is largely down to his choice of partners – Erik Zabel and Robert Bartko.

But being paired with Zabel or Bartko speaks for itself; riders at the top of their game won’t ride with ‘duds’ or ‘learners’ – that comes if you chose to prolong your career and wind down. So, this pairing could win.

There’s only one other pairing who can win – Franco Marvulli and Alexander Aeschbach.

Franco has been unwell but is well on the way back, his morale is good and those time trial wins speak for themselves – he won the 500 metres tonight.

But if truth be told, it’s the Zurich Six that really counts for a Swiss rider and I think that if he makes the podium here, he’ll be happy.

Gent Six Day 2010
Franco takes himself away from the velodrome for a while. Photo©Ed Hood
Gent Six Day 2010
Carbon is King these days. Photo©Ed Hood

Three podium spots and six teams worthy of a place – that doesn’t ‘go!’

Tomorrow I’ll try and talk a bit more about what’s actually going on in the racing – it’s been a wee bit hectic today.

Gent Six Day 2010
The bar is all set for another hammering. Photo©Ed Hood

Gent Six Day 2010 – Night One Results

First Sprints

1 Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Santens 10 pts
2 Jens Mouris / Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Caruur 8
3 Jens-Erik Madsen / Marc Hester (Den) AVS 7
4 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen 7
5 Danny Stam / Leon Van Bon (Ned) AA Drink 6
6 Tosh Van der Sande (Bel) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Euro Tyre 5
7 Tim Mertens (Bel) / Pim Ligthart (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen 5
8 Robert Bartko / Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lotto 5
9 Luke Roberts (Aus) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) ADMB 4
10 Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Peter Schep (Ned) John Saey – Mega Deschacht 4
11 Sebastian Donadio (Arg) / Jeff Vermeulen (Bel) Geka Kaas – Oudendijk 2
12 Steven De Neef / Steve Schets (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen 2
13 Franco Marvulli / Alexander Aeschbach (Swi) VDK 1

Team Elimination

1 Danny Stam / Leon Van Bon (Ned) AA Drink 20 pts
2 Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Santens 12
3 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen 10
4 Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Peter Schep (Ned) John Saey – Mega Deschacht 8
5 Robert Bartko / Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lotto 6
6 Tim Mertens (Bel) / Pim Ligthart (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen 4
7 Jens Mouris / Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Caruur
8 Franco Marvulli / Alexander Aeschbach (Swi) VDK
9 Sebastian Donadio (Arg) / Jeff Vermeulen (Bel) Geka Kaas – Oudendijk
10 Steven De Neef / Steve Schets (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen
11 Tosh Van der Sande (Bel) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Euro Tyre
12 Luke Roberts (Aus) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) ADMB
13 Jens-Erik Madsen / Marc Hester (Den) AVS

Flying Lap

1 Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Santens 0:00:08.83
2 Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Peter Schep (Ned) John Saey – Mega Deschacht 0:00:08.85
3 Franco Marvulli / Alexander Aeschbach (Swi) VDK 0:00:08.88
4 Tim Mertens (Bel) / Pim Ligthart (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen 0:00:08.89
5 Steven De Neef / Steve Schets (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen 0:00:08.98
6 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen 0:00:09.03
7 Jens Mouris / Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Caruur 0:00:09.06
8 Jens-Erik Madsen / Marc Hester (Den) AVS 0:00:09.13
9 Tosh Van der Sande (Bel) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Euro Tyre 0:00:09.14
10 Sebastian Donadio (Arg) / Jeff Vermeulen (Bel) Geka Kaas – Oudendijk 0:00:09.20
11 Danny Stam / Leon Van Bon (Ned) AA Drink 0:00:09.21
12 Luke Roberts (Aus) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) ADMB 0:00:09.31
13 Robert Bartko / Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lotto 0:00:09.41

First Madison

1 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen 20 pts
2 Robert Bartko / Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lotto 12
At One Lap
3 Franco Marvulli / Alexander Aeschbach (Swi) VDK 10
4 Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Peter Schep (Ned) John Saey – Mega Deschacht 8
5 Jens Mouris / Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Caruur 6
6 Danny Stam / Leon Van Bon (Ned) AA Drink 4
7 Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Santens
8 Jens-Erik Madsen / Marc Hester (Den) AVS
At Two Laps
9 Luke Roberts (Aus) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) ADMB
10 Tim Mertens (Bel) / Pim Ligthart (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen
At Three Laps
11 Sebastian Donadio (Arg) / Jeff Vermeulen (Bel) Geka Kaas – Oudendijk
12 Tosh Van der Sande (Bel) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Euro Tyre
At Five Laps
13 Steven De Neef / Steve Schets (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen

Derny – Heat 1

1 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Mercator Verzekeringen 5 pts
2 Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Santens 4
3 Leon Van Bon (Ned) AA Drink 3
4 Alexander Aeschbach (Swi) VDK 2
5 Jeff Vermeulen (Bel) Geka Kaas – Oudendijk 1
6 Andreas Müller (Ger) Euro Tyre

Elimination

1 Iljo Keisse (Bel) John Saey – Mega Deschacht 10 pts
2 Franco Marvulli (Swi) VDK 6
3 Sebastian Donadio (Arg) Geka Kaas – Oudendijk 5
4 Marc Hester (Den) AVS 4
5 Leif Lampater (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen 3
6 Robert Bartko (Ger) Lotto 2
7 Steve Schets (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen
8 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Santens
9 Luke Roberts (Aus) ADMB
10 Danny Stam (Ned) AA Drink
11 Tosh Van der Sande (Bel) Euro Tyre
12 Jens Mouris (Ned) Caruur
13 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen

Derny – Heat 2

1 Peter Schep (Ned) John Saey – Mega Deschacht 5 pts
2 Morgan Kneisky (Fra) ADMB 4
3 Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen 3
4 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lotto 2
5 Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Caruur 1
6 Marc Hester (Den) AVS

500m Time Trial

1 Franco Marvulli / Alexander Aeschbach (Swi) VDK 0:00:28.36
2 Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Santens 0:00:28.44
3 Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Peter Schep (Ned) John Saey – Mega Deschacht 0:00:28.55
4 Tim Mertens (Bel) / Pim Ligthart (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen 0:00:28.81
5 Robert Bartko / Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lotto 0:00:28.89
6 Sebastian Donadio (Arg) / Jeff Vermeulen (Bel) Geka Kaas – Oudendijk 0:00:28.90
7 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen 0:00:28.97
8 Jens-Erik Madsen / Marc Hester (Den) AVS 0:00:29.04
9 Jens Mouris / Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Caruur 0:00:29.21
10 Luke Roberts (Aus) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) ADMB 0:00:29.24
11 Steven De Neef / Steve Schets (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen 0:00:29.50
12 Tosh Van der Sande (Bel) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Euro Tyre 0:00:30.05
13 Danny Stam / Leon Van Bon (Ned) AA Drink 0:00:30.10

Derny Final

1 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Mercator Verzekeringen 5 pts
2 Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Santens 4
3 Peter Schep (Ned) John Saey – Mega Deschacht 3
4 Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen 2
5 Leon Van Bon (Ned) AA Drink 1
6 Morgan Kneisky (Fra) ADMB

Second Sprints

1 Robert Bartko / Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lotto 17 pts
2 Jens-Erik Madsen / Marc Hester (Den) AVS 8
3 Franco Marvulli / Alexander Aeschbach (Swi) VDK 8
4 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen 7
5 Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Santens 6
6 Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Peter Schep (Ned) John Saey – Mega Deschacht 4
7 Steven De Neef / Steve Schets (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen 4
8 Sebastian Donadio (Arg) / Jeff Vermeulen (Bel) Geka Kaas – Oudendijk 3
9 Danny Stam / Leon Van Bon (Ned) AA Drink 3
10 Jens Mouris / Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Caruur 2
11 Tosh Van der Sande (Bel) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Euro Tyre 1
12 Tim Mertens (Bel) / Pim Ligthart (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen 1
13 Luke Roberts (Aus) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) ADMB

Second Madison

1 Tim Mertens (Bel) / Pim Ligthart (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen 20 pts
2 Luke Roberts (Aus) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) ADMB 12
At One Lap
3 Jens Mouris / Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Caruur 10
4 Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Peter Schep (Ned) John Saey – Mega Deschacht 8
5 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen 6
6 Danny Stam / Leon Van Bon (Ned) AA Drink 4
7 Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Santens
8 Robert Bartko / Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lotto
9 Franco Marvulli / Alexander Aeschbach (Swi) VDK
10 Jens-Erik Madsen / Marc Hester (Den) AVS
At Two Laps
11 Sebastian Donadio (Arg) / Jeff Vermeulen (Bel) Geka Kaas – Oudendijk
12 Tosh Van der Sande (Bel) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Euro Tyre
13 Steven De Neef / Steve Schets (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen

Standings after the First Night

1 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) / Leif Lampater (Ger) Mercator Verzekeringen 65 pts
2 Robert Bartko / Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lotto 50
At One Lap
3 Iljo Keisse (Bel) / Peter Schep (Ned) John Saey – Mega Deschacht 68
4 Alex Rasmussen / Michael Morkov (Den) Callant Verzekeringen – Santens 58
5 Franco Marvulli / Alexander Aeschbach (Swi) VDK 52
6 Tim Mertens (Bel) / Pim Ligthart (Ned) Topsport Vlaanderen 47
7 Danny Stam / Leon Van Bon (Ned) AA Drink 41
8 Jens Mouris / Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Caruur 27
9 Luke Roberts (Aus) / Morgan Kneisky (Fra) ADMB 20
10 Jens-Erik Madsen / Marc Hester (Den) AVS 19
At Four Laps
11 Sebastian Donadio (Arg) / Jeff Vermeulen (Bel) Geka Kaas – Oudendijk 15
12 Tosh Van der Sande (Bel) / Andreas Müller (Ger) Euro Tyre 6
At Six Laps
13 Steven De Neef / Steve Schets (Bel) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen 9

UIV Talents Cup

1 Jonathan Mould / Simon Yates (GBr) 20 pts
2 Alex Carver / Jackson Law (Aus) 15
3 Claudio Imhof / Silvan Dillier (Swi) 11
At One Lap
4 Jochen de Weer / Brian Ligneel (Bel) 3
At Two Laps
5 Giovanni de Merlier / Lennert Buysse (Bel) 3
6 Sebastian Lander / Christian Kreutzfeldt (Den) 3
7 Giovanni Longo / Bonifazio Nicolo (Ita)
At Three Laps
8 Didier Caspers / Bart Harmsen (Ned)
At Four Laps
9 Daniel McLay / Owain Doull (GBr)
At Ten Laps
10 Justin Williams / Jesse Marans (USA)
At Eleven Laps
11 Francesco van Coppernolle (Bel) / Christopher Magic (NZl)
At Fifteen Laps
12 Jauffrey Betouigt-Suire / Florian Legrandois (Fra)

Gent Six Day 2010
Tenth after the first night, Jens-Erik and Marc. Photo©Ed Hood
Gent Six Day 2010
This is home for the week. Photo©Ed Hood
Ed Hood
Ed's been involved in cycling for over 45 years. In that time he's been a successful time triallist, team manager, and sponsor of several teams and clubs. He's also a respected and successful coach, and during the winter months can often be found working in the cabins at the Six Days. Ed remains a massive fan of the sport and couples his extensive contacts with an inexhaustable enthusiasm for the minutiae and the history of our sport.

Related Articles

Bremen Six Day 2012 – Day Three

It's 23:11 and the 500 metre time trial has just finished here at the Bremen Six Day. We're awaiting the start of the 300 lap chase, and the singer has kicked off. He's currently butchering 'Sailing' - a cool song, not Rod's version, the original Sutherland Brothers version.

Grenoble Six Day 2009 – Day Three; Sprinters

Them sprinters are big guys-I passed them in the tunnel tonight, they looked cool, cocky, stylish. The public here love the sprinters; at intro time, they actually get their big build up from Daniel Mangeas after the Six Day riders. Bauge did a standstill for more than half-an-hour, in Gent there would be bricks getting lobbed at him, but in Grenoble-they love it.

Bremen Six Day 2012 – Day Five

We had Frank Sinatra for the sprint series last night during the Bremen Six Day 2012, never a bad thing. Bed was just before midnight and I didn't get up until 09:00 - just braw.

Berlin Six Day 2013 – Day Six

Everything is irrelevant on the final night at the Berlin Six Day, except the last chase – and it wasn’t a bad one. Going in it was Kalz/Bengsch topping the board – great time trial riders and strong in the chases – but a Six is almost always decided in the avalanche of points sprints in the final laps.

Shane Archbold – Fiorenzuola Summer Six Day 2013 Winner

We talk to Shane Archbold about the Fiorenzuola Summer Six Day. My favourite Shane story is the one where I pulled him in off the track at Copenhagen during the Six Day.

An Introduction to Six Day Racing

Six Day races; they're all fixed, aren't they? Yeah, for sure... all you have to do is take a lap from Bruno Risi and Franco Marvulli when they are at 97.5 % instead of 'full-gas'. That's maybe 57 kph instead of 58 - Easy! That'll be how then-reigning World Champions, Bob Hayles and Mark Cavendish, were 34 laps down at Ghent last year: because it's so "easy". The truth is that the Sixes are 'choreographed', but if you don't have the legs, you can't win.

At Random

Gary Hand – “I Didn’t Do Anything Wrong”

You always miss something when you go on holiday-the latest Super Six at Falkirk, for example; I knew I'd be away for the race but said to the organiser if he let me know who'd won, I'd do an interview with them. Gary Hand (Endura) was the man to take the honours-no surprises then? But there was a caveat; a source close to organisers told us...

Copenhagen Six Day 2019 – Nights Four, Five and Six

Just about everyone – except us – was late to the track on Sunday afternoon for the Copenhagen Six Day 2019; no surprise after a late Friday, early Saturday then late Saturday. There was a definite lethargic vibe in the cabins not helped by us losing Achim to a bad throat – he came in to see the doctor and organiser but looked terrible and Kris took him back to the hotel.

Rik Evans – Part One; Declining the Rainbow Jersey

You students of track cycling out there, which was the year the mighty GB squad won their first team pursuit world title. Did you say, 2005? Then you’d be wrong. The GB team pursuit squad won the event some 30 years earlier, in 1973 but ‘gave away’ the title. This is the story of one of the team and that huge decision to let a world title go; from the precocious talent that was Rik Evans.

Andreas Kappes

It’s with much sadness that we report the death of former Six Day and road star, Germany’s Andreas Kappes at just 52 years of age. He was stung by a bee whilst on cycling team management duties and died from ‘allergic shock’ on 31st July. Kappes was one of the all-time great Six Day men, rated 18th in the last edition of the Six Day results ‘bible’ – ‘Statistieken.’

Sean Flynn – the Young Scot with Top 12 and Top 20 in UCI 1.1 Races

In a solid 12th place at the British Road Race Championships in Lincoln was 21 year-old Scot, Sean Flynn, riding for top Dutch development team SEG Racing, in what was one of the team’s last races before sadly, it folded. We caught up with Sean not long after another fine ride, this time in the last race of the European season, the  188.5 kilometre UCI 1.1 Ronde van Drenthe.

Peter Hawkins – “if you do the work you do see the fruits of your labours”

Our pal Viktor has been hard at work; it's not everyone who could do his job, those long hours huddled over a computer screen, day in, day out - checking those Belgian cycling results websites. Lifting his head only to make another coffee ("sometimes my fingertips tingle with the caffeine"), or to phone me; "Ed, there's a boy you should be talking to..."