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"Now we finally have the lead and that's a good position to be in. We still have plenty of work to do, though. The Belgians are still a threat."

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25.10.2013 @ 08:50 Posted by Jesper Ralbjerg

Pim Ligthart went to work during the fourth day of Amsterdam Six Day yesterday evening. By finishing second in the final Madison the Dutchman, winner of last year’s event, and his German partner Marcel Kalz claimed the overall lead. The duo holds a one-lap advantage over the rest of the field.


“The last couple of days we kept coming closer and closer," said Ligthart. "Now we finally have the lead and that's a good position to be in. We still have plenty of work to do, though. The Belgians are still a threat. They nearly have 200 points and can easily pass us with the corresponding bonus lap," Ligthart said referring to Kenny De Ketele and Gijs Van Hoecke, who have 188 points in their bag. Ligthart and Kalz have only 134.


Jens Mouris and Wim Stroetinga won in the final Madison. In the final fifteen minutes, the Dutch duo took control by taking a lap on the others. After that, they controlled and Stroetinga finished the Madison by outsprinting Kalz.


The favourites decided to save their powers during the first Madison of the evening. It gave Nolan Hoffmann and Wesley Kreder the opportunity to take the kisses and the flowers. The South African-Dutch duo escaped with Czechs Jiri Hochmann and Vojtech Hacecky and topped them in the sprint.


General classification after day 4:

1 Ligthart/Kalz 134 at one lap: 2 De Ketele/Van Hoecke 188, 3 Stöpler/Havik, 170, 4 Lampater/ Kreder 168, 5 Mouris/Stroetinga 148 at two laps: 6 Marguet/Hester 145 at four laps: 7 Markus/ Bartko 24, at seven laps: 8 Hochmann/Hacecky 107 at eight laps: 9 Kreder/Hoffmann 61 at nine laps: 10 Boskamp/Asselman 80 at eleven laps: 11 Gate/Roberts 54 at fourteen laps: 12 Caspers/ Van Zijl 21 at nineteen laps: 13 East/Holloway 20.


Live stream


You can follow the Amsterdam Six Day 2013 via the livestream at from 19:20cet with English commentary by Carlton Kirby and former world champion Tony Doyle. The Amsterdam Six Day ends on Saturday 26 October 2013.



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