Currently the most successful, and sort after, rider on the Six Day circuit, Keisse is a rider from the old school. Mixing a full season of road racing with a winter of Six Day rides, the Belgian has become stronger and more fluid as a rider since his professional debut in 2005.
In an extraordinary debut year Keisse partnered with Matthew Gilmore the Belgian to take wins in Fiorenzuola and Grenoble, but really shot to superstardom over six nights racing to victory in the most prestigious of all the Six Day races, Ghent.
Since 2005, Keisse has won no less than four more times in Ghent and added Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Zurich, Copenhagen, Munich and Stuttgart to his record.
Highly accomplished as a road rider in addition to his exploits on the track, Keisse is possibly best known for his spectacular stage win on stage 7 of the 2011 Tour of Turkey. Mounting a long attack against a rampaging peloton, Keisse fell at the final hairpin with 200m to go and 400m on the charging group. He coolly remounted and, churning away in the same huge gear, took the win by 20m.
Keisse’s last Six Day win was with Dutch winner of Paris-Roubaix, Niki Terpstra, at the 2014 Rotterdam Six Day.Read Less >