Niki Terpstra and Iljo Keisse won the Rotterdam Six-Day after a four-way battle this evening. Instead of waiting for the sprint, they took the reins and a lap to ensure a repeat win.
“We were behind in points the past days and no matter what we tried, we didn’t get any closer,” Terpstra said. “We decided to try and take the win with a late attack and fortunately it worked.”
Their rival teams finished one lap back. Kenny De Ketele and Jasper De Buyst placed second, Michael Mørkøv and Alex Rasmussen third and Jens Mouris and Wim Stroetinga fourth.
Terpstra and Keisse took the early initiative in the final Madison by taking lap after lap only to see their rivals following. They delivered the decisive punch in the last twenty laps. It was just too much for their fatigued rivals.
“The fans in the Ahoy Arena helped too,” Terpstra added. “They were fantastic.”
Marvulli leaves on high
Tristan Marguet and Franco Marvulli won the first Madison of the evening. The field was able to stay on the same lap but the Swiss duo finished it off with a strong sprint. It was an emotional moment for the 35-year-old with 33 six-days who is retiring this season. He went on to help Marguet win his fifth of six flying time trials.
Jeffrey Hoogland secured the overall victory in the Masters Sprint. The Dutchman started the night with a bang by winning the final sprint. Teun Mulder’s handicap sprint win gave extra weight to his second overall. Michael Bourgain placed third and Bart Hommes fourth.
Elite | Rotterdam Six-Day 2014
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