Manx cyclist Peter Kennaugh and Adam Blythe lead after the opening day of the under-25 competition at the Ghent Six Day event in Belgium.
The pair were in superb form at the Velodrome up against a world class field.
In the seniors, Mark Cavendish has teamed up with Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins - they are in 12th place.
The event began in a sober mood, with a moving tribute to Isaac Galvez, who died following a crash on the penultimate night's racing last year.
Many competitors were reduced to tears as a memorial plaque was unveiled and a tribute lap staged to commemorate Galvez, who collided with Dimitri De Fauw and hit the rail that lines the outside perimeter of the track.