LONDON (Dispatches) - Mark Cavendish says he's on good form and will be aiming for the overall victory when he pairs up with hometown hero Iljo Keisse at the Gent Six Day.
Cavendish first raced the event, which he calls "the Tour de France of track cycling", with Keisse in 2014 and is keen to put on a good showing.
"It's always special coming here to 't Kuipke [velodrome] in Gent. To me, it's the Tour de France of track cycling, so it's special," Cavendish told Sporza.
"It's even more special riding with the king [Keisse] again. When you're a kid, you dream of riding here. I never got to watch it until I rode the UIV Cup when I was an amateur, and I use to plead to stay afterwards to watch the pros."
Cavendish has had a tough few seasons while he suffered from the Epstein-Barr virus, but showed he is recovering well when he and partner Owain Doull took second at the London Six Day last month.