Dramatic victory for Manx Missile in Zurich Six

Cav in action during the recent Ghent Six (TDWsport.com)

Cav in action during the recent Ghent Six (TDWsport.com)

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Mark Cavendish claimed a dramatic last-gasp victory at the Zurich Six track event in Switzerland at the weekend.

Having narrowly missed out on winning the Ghent Six recently, the Manx Missile and his Omega Pharma Quick-Step team-mate Iljo Keisse looked set to be edged out again as they trailed Ghent winners Jasper De Buyst and Kenny De Ketele heading into the final session.

But, despite falling a lap behind the leaders in the Madison on the fourth and final evening of action in Zurich, the Quick-Step duo mounted a superb comeback.

Firstly they caught up with their rivals and then, despite Silvan Dillier and Leif Lampater threatening to snatch the win, Cav and Keisse stole the show by gaining a lap late on in a tense final few moments to seal a dramatic victory.

The pair eventually finished 21 points clear of Dillier and Lampater while De Buyst and De Ketele were forced to settle for third overall.

Cavendish now switches his attentions back to road cycling as he heads to Spain for a winter training camp in preparation for the new season which the Manxman is scheduled to start next month in Argentina at the Tour de San Luis.

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