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Track - Six Days of Munich: Night 5 Results & GC
 
By Fabio
Date: 11/12/2002
Track - Six Days of Munich: Night 5 Results & GC
 

With just one night to go, the battle for top place is closer then ever in the Olympiapark. After four days in the lead, Scott McGrory and Matt Gilmore handed over the yellow jersey to Switzerland's Bruno Risi and Kurt Betschart.

The "Alpenexpress" (also nicknamed "Alpen-Tornados") guys are now four points clear of the Aussie-Belgian pair, with many chances to grab their 30th six-day victory and set the new record, after they equalled the previous one (established by Germans Gustav Kilian and Heinz Vogel in 1951) in nearby Stuggart at the beginning of the year.

But they will have to face stiff competition from Gilmore and McGrory, as well as local idols Kappes and Beikirch: the "two Andreas" pair is a dozen points behind the leaders, and will try to repeat in Munich the victory they got in the last night of the "Dortmund Six", no more than a week ago.

Danger seems to be over for Silvio Martinello: in spite of the crash involving teammate Stuart O'Grady, the Italian will finish the last six-day race of his successful career, marked by 28 wins in such kind of events, although Stuey and him are no longer a serious GC threat in the Bavarian competition. As for Nothstein and Wiggins, the Anglo-American duo is still sitting in ninth place, nine laps down on the leaders, even if so far they have got a better score than fourth-placed Slippens and Stam.

After Monday night's session there was a change at the top of the "Franziskaner Rad Open" contest too, with Leif Lamparter and Sebastian Frey retaking overall leadership by a two-point margin over fellow Germans Stefan Löffler and Daniel Palicki. But don't write off Belgians Iljo Keisse and John Van Den Abeele: the gap between them and the current leaders is 10 points only, perfectly bridgeable in the last night of competition.

A night whose final part European fans will be able to watch LIVE on the German Channel BR3-Bayerischer Rundfunk, available all over Europe on the Astra Satellite (both analogue and digital receivers are OK !): according to Tuesday schedule of the Bavarian TV, the live transmission of the race is set to start at about 1120 PM (one hour earlier in UK & Ireland).

So don't miss your chance to watch a night that could actually make history, with Risi and Betschart going for the record, but Gilmore and McGrory trying to prevent them for getting it, and Silvio Martinello riding his bike for the last time. And of course don't miss the Daily Peloton's full coverage of the event.

Overall Standings after Night Five:

1. Bruno Risi - Kurt Betschart (SWI) - 278 points

2. Scott McGrory (AUS) - Matthew Gilmore (BEL) - 274 points

3. Andreas Kappes - Andreas Beikirch (GER) - 266 points

at 3 laps

4. Robert Slippens - Danny Stam (HOL) - 179 points

5. Andreas Müller - Guido Fulst (GER) - 127 points

at 4 laps

6. Adriano Baffi - Marco Villa (ITA) - 140 points

7. Jimmi Madsen (DEN) -Thorsten Rund (GER) - 109 points

at 6 laps

8. Stuart O'Grady (AUS) - Silvio Martinello (ITA) - 185 points

at 9 laps

9. Bradley Wiggins (GBR) - Marty Nothstein (USA) - 203 points

at 19 laps

10. Jens Lehmann - Ronny Lauke (GER) - 65 points

at 20 laps

11. Lars Teutenberg - Frank Kowatschitsch (GER) - 51 points

at 21 laps

12. Gerd Dörich - Mario Vonhof (GER) - 74 points

at 22 laps

13. Stefan Steinweg - Erik Weispfennig (GER) - 42 points

at 26 laps

14. Lorenzo Lapage (BEL) - Christian Lademann (GER) - 42 points


U23 Franziskaner Rad Open - Standings after Night 5:

1. Leif Lamparter - Sebastian Frey (GER) - 113 points

2. Stefan Löffler - Daniel Palicki (GER) - 111 points

3. Iljo Keisse - John Van Den Abeele (BEL) - 103 points

4. Ralph Zimmermann - Oliver Mattmann (SWI) - 87 points

5. Jakob Dyrgaard - Alex Rasmussen (DEN) - 87 points

6. Andreas Welsch (GER) - Mikail Meikheev (RUS) - 83 points

7. Aurel Siegel - Felix Wolf (GER) - 75 points

8. Armin Krahl - Christian König (GER) - 51 points

9. Christian Ortkras - Jan Erik Schwarzer (GER) - 37 points

10. Christian Schwerdt - Sebastian Körber (GER) - 24 points

11. Michael Bückers - Paul Krickser (GER) - 22 points


Sprinters Competition - Standings after Night 5:

1. Jens Fiedler (Germany) - 43 points

2. Sean Eadie (Australia) - 41 points

3. Jobie Dajka (Australia) - 31 points

4. Rene Wolff (Germany) - 28 points


---- Track Cycling on the "Daily Peloton" - Links ----

SIX DAYS OF MUNICH (Germany):
* Race Preview
* Night 1 - Results & GC
* Night 2 - Results & GC
* Night 3 - Results & GC
* Night 4 - Results & GC

SIX DAYS OF DORTMUND (Germany):
* Night 1 - Results & GC
* Night 2 - Results & GC
* Night 3 - Results & GC
* Day 4 - Results & GC
* Night 5 - Results & GC
* Night 6 - Final Results

SIX DAYS OF GRENOBLE (France):
* Night 1 - Results & GC
* Night 2 - Results & GC
* Night 3 - Results & GC
* Day 4 - Results & GC
* Night 5 - Results & GC
* Night 6 - Final Results

SIX DAYS OF AMSTERDAM (Holland):
* Six days; history relived (Final Standings)

Track Cycling - 2002/2003 Season Calendar (Updated)

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