Cavendish and Kennaugh fight on at London Six Day as Aussie pair take overall lead

The Manx pairing dropped down to fifth in the standings

Mark Cavendish at the London Six Day 2017 (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh kept their London Six Day hopes alive on the second night of racing on Wednesday, despite dropping to fifth overall in the standings.

The British pair are now a lap down in the overall on Cameron Meyer and Callum Scotson, having suffered a disappointing end to the night as Kennaugh punctured in the final Madison.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).