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Track - Open des Nations: Night 2 Results & GC (UPDATED)
 
By Fabio
Date: 11/17/2002
Track - Open des Nations: Night 2 Results & GC (UPDATED)
 

French teams continue to dominate the 12th "Open des Nations", even after the second night of racing. The "Blue" Team, nade up of big names such as Florian Rousseau, Jérôme Neuville, Arnaud Tournant and Franck Perque extended thier lead over their "Red" compatriots ("France Rouge": Gané, Merciris. Bourgain, Geneauzeau) to 50 points, while the U23 French guys surprisingly moved up into third place overall, thanks to the victories of Saïd Haddou and Laurent D'Olivier in the Madison race, and Hervé Gané in the Sprinters competition, besides other excellent placings.

Below are Saturday's results in all seven competitions of the day.

- Individual Sprint: This race was the perfect example of the French domination in the "Open des Nations": three men from the host country took all podium spots. Young Hervé Gane, flying lap winner in the opening night, was successful again on Saturday, this time by taking the sprinting contest (previously won by the other Gané, Laurent). He edged out more accomplished compatriot, an Sydney's Olympic Champion, Florian Rousseau of the "Blue" squad, with France Rouge's Mickaël Bourgain outsprinting Germany's René Wolff in the final for third place.

Just like fellow countryman Jobie Dajka on friday night, Australia's Sean Eadie was knocked out of the competition in the quarterfinals, "courtesy" of the "France Espoirs" contender (this time it was Gané). Also Spain's José Antonio Escuredo, Slovakia's Peter Bazalik and Germany Espoirs' Carsten Bergemann lost all of their hopes in the quarterfinals.

1. Hervé Gane (France Espoirs)

2. Florian Rousseau (France Blue)

3. Mickaël Bourgain (France Red)

4. Rene Wolff (Germany)

- Flying Lap - Time Trial (250m): Another French hat-trick: Laurent Gané won a close battle against last year's dominator Arnaud Tournant, and young Matthieu Mandard took third. There was a curious "trade of victories" between the two Ganes, belonging to different teams: Hervé captured the race won by Laurent the night before, and vice versa.

1. Laurent Gané (France Red) - 12"555 (speed: 71.684 km/h !!)

2. Arnaud Tournant (France Blue) - 12"656

3. Matthieu Mandard (France Espoirs) - 12"910

- Points Race: Recidive Franz Stocher made the double ! Friday's Austrian winner of the 40-lap, 10-km. contest did it again on Saturday night, this time ahead of a Swiss and one Dutchman.

1. Franz Stocher (Aut - Latvia/Austria Mixed team)

2. Alexander Aeschbach (Switzerland)

3. Danny Stam (Holland)

- Sprinters Elimination: No Danish winner in the "Elimination la Danoise" on Saturday. Friday's best rider Alex Rasmussen took third only, behind France Bleu's Tournant and Dutchman Teun Mulder.

1. Arnaud Tournant (France Blue)

2. Teun Mulder (Holland)

3. Alex Rasmussen (Denmark)

- Sixdaymen Elimination: Another good Dutch performance, with specialist Slippens edging out rival Franco Marvulli of Switzerland, runner-up for the second consecutive night. Thanks to their excellent results, Holland's riders moved up into fourth place overall at the end of the night.

1. Robert Slippens (Holland)

2. Franco Marvulli (Switzerland)

3. Jérôme Neuville (France Blue)

- 40-km. Madison: The 160-lap race was won by Under 23 European Champions Saïd Haddou and Laurent d’Olivier of the French Espoirs squad, who averaged a speed of 54 km/h to put a lap into Marvulli (one more second placing for him) and Aeschbach. The Swiss pair improved their friday's result at least.

1. Saïd Haddou - Laurent D'Olivier (France Espoirs) - 4 points

at 1 lap

2. Franco Marvulli/Alexander Aeschbach (Switzerland) - 18 points

3. Franz Stocher/Roland Garber (Austria - Latvia/Austria Mixed Team) - 12 points

- Keirin: The closing race of Saturday's session saw another French victory, with Laurent Gané repeating his flying lap win, one more time ahead of fellow contryman Arnaud Tournant.

1. Laurent Gané (France Red)

2. Arnaud Tournant (France Blue)

3. Jens Fiedler (Germany)

Complete Overall Standings after Night 2:

1. France Blue - 255 points

2. France Red - 203 points

3. France Espoirs - 190 points

4. Holland - 175 points

5. Latvia-Austria - 170 points

6. Netherlands - 166 points

7. Switzerland - 158 points

8. Australia - 147 points

9. Czech Republic - 143 points

10. Slovakia - 122 points

11. Ukraine - 118 points

12. Great Britain - 102 points

13. Spain - 101 points

14. Denmark - 90 points

15. Germany Espoirs - 86 points

16. Canada - 62 points


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* 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):
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* 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)

MEMORIAL NOEL FORE' (Belgium - November 11, 2002):
* Elite Race - Full Results

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