Mark Cavendish and Iljo Keisse up to third after Memorial Patrick Sercu Madison win at Ghent Six Day 2019

The Brit and Belgian are on the podium with two days to go

Mark Cavendish and Iljo Keisse at the Ghent Six Day 2019 (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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Mark Cavendish and Iljo Keisse moved up to third at the Ghent Six Day 2019 with victory in the Patrick Sercu Madison, dedicated to the late Six Day legend.

On the fourth day of racing their gap to leaders Robbe Ghys and Kenny De Ketele slightly increased by three points, though, as the Belgian duo defended the hard fought lead they had taken at the halfway stage of the competition.

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