Kenny De Ketele and Moreno De Pauw have Monday the lead retaken, after the end of the fifth day in the six days of Berlin. The Belgian tandem has a narrow lead on the first chasers Yoeri Havik and Wim Stroetinga.
The Dutch are within the same lap as the leaders, but count two points less (392 compared to 390). With the Swiss Nico Selenati/Tristan Marguet (355 pts), the Germans Roger Kluge/Theo Reinhardt (340 pts) and Leif Lampater/Christian Grasmann (306 pts) to stay three more pairs within the same round.
De Ketele and De Pauw won the title in Berlin in 2016. Two years earlier picked up The Ketele of the race, on the side of the Austrian, Andreas Müller. Last year, winners Stroetinga and Havik.
Stand after fifth day
1. Kenny De Ketele/Moreno De Pauw (BEL) 392 points
2. Yoeri Havik/Wim Stroetinga (Ned) 390
3. Nico Selenati/Tristan Marguet (Swi) 355
4. Roger Kluge/Theo Reinhardt (Ger) 340
5. Leif Lampater/Christian Grasmann (Ger) 306
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6. Mark Downey And Felix English (Ire) 303
7. Melvin Van Zijl/Nick Stöpler (Ned) 226