De Ketele and Ghys take fifth in madison at world championships

On the final day of the world track cycling championships in Berlin plenty of familiar faces from the Lotto Six Days of Flanders Ghent took to the track. One world title went to Michael Morkov, a double Ghent Six winner. Kenny De Ketele and Robbe Ghys, the most recent winners in Ghent, took fifth.

De Ketele and Ghys, winners of last autumn’s 79th edition of the Lotto Six Days of Flanders Ghent, collected 23 points. The Belgians ended the event nine points short of a medal position. The bronze medal went to the German defending champions Roger Kluge and Theo Reinhardt, who also took third in Ghent last year. With 33 points the New Zealanders Campbell Stewart and Aaron Gate claimed silver.

The gold medal went to Denmark. Lasse Norman Hansen and Michael Morkov amassed 62 points, almost twice the amount of the runners-up. Morkov is no stranger to the fans in Ghent. In 2015 the 34-year old Dane won the Ghent Six alongside Iljo Keisse and in 2009 he was victorious together with compatriot Alex Rasmussen.

The fourth placed in Berlin went to Jan Willem Van Schip and Yoeri Havik. The Dutchmen, fifth in Ghent, collected 29 points, beating De Ketele and Ghys by six points.