Lindsay De Vylder and Robbe Ghys enter the Six Days of Ghent as leaders on the first night

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Lindsay De Vylder and Robbe Ghys are leading the 81st Six Days of Ghent after the first madison of the first evening at 10:50 PM. The Belgian couple has 48 points. With the same number of points, Fabio Van Den Bossche and the Dutchman Yoeri Havik are in second place. Jules Hesters and the German Tim Torn Teutenberg are third with 26 points. Iljo Keisse and Jasper De Buyst (14 points) and the Germans Roger Kluge and Theo Reinhardt (6) are also in the same round.

Raf HermansSource: BELGA

The Dutchman Vincent Hoppezak wrote the first number of the opening night. The second points race was for his compatriot Havik. De Buyst had to deal with a mechanical defect and had to change bikes. He eventually finished seventh. Van Den Bossche and Havik won the team elimination, De Vylder and Ghys the track round.

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Van Den Bossche and Havik started as leaders in the first madison of this Six Days. Van Den Bossche and Hesters, among others, fell after ten minutes, but Stijn Steels was the main victim. He received first aid at the scene and was taken to hospital for further examination. The madison was then shortened somewhat and in a sprint against Keisse Ghys took the lead.

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Standings halfway through the first day:

1. Lindsay De Vylder/Robbe Ghys (Bel) 48 points

2. Fabio Van Den Bossche/Yoeri Havik (Bel/Ned) 48

3. Jules Hesters/Tim Torn Teutenberg (Bel/Ger) 26

4. Iljo Keisse/Jasper De Buyst (Bel) 14

5. Roger Kluge/Theo Reinhardt (Ger) 6

on 1 round:

6. Vincent Hoppezak/Philip Heynen (Ned) 22

7. Ethan Hayter/Fred Wright (GB) 13

8. Tuur Dens/Jan Willem van Schip (Bel/Ned) 11

on 2 rounds:

9. Gianluca Pollefliet/Noah Vandenbranden (Bel) 10

on 3 rounds:

10. Stijn Steels/Silvan Dillier (Bel/Zwi) 10

11. Brent Van Mulders/Matias Malmberg (Bel/Den) 2

on 4 rounds:

12. Gerben Thijsen/Julius Johansen (Bel/Den) 0

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