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Track Cycling: Six Days of Dortmund - Night 5
 
By Fabio
Date: 11/4/2003
Track Cycling: Six Days of Dortmund - Night 5
 


Surprise, surprise. With just one night of racing to go in the Westfalenhalle, the top spot doesn’t belong to local favourite Aldag and partner McGrory any longer. And not to Risi and Betschart either. The German Aussie-duo dropped to third after they lost one lap in Monday’s session, in front a crowd of 8,0000, while the “Alpen Express” is currently sitting in second place, five points down to the brand new leaders, who are no less than reigning champions Kappes and Beikirch of Germany.

Last year’s winners took over the leadership in the penultimate night, and even if their score is not the highest one (McGrory and Aldag have got 14 more points so far) it looks like the “Two Andreas” stand a real chance to write their names in the Dortmund 6 palmares again, and add a further success to the European Madison Championship title they got a few weeks ago in Holland.

The Netherlands were also home to another recent victory, as less than a dozen days ago Robert Slippens and Danny Stam took the Amsterdam Six. But even if they managed to hit the 200-point mark and gain a bonus lap on Monday, such that they are on the same laps as Aldag and McGrory, their overall score is so low – at least when compared to the top 3 teams – that their chances of making it to podium, not to mention its top spot, in Dortmund are very slim.

American Marty Nothstein and Aussie-Belgian team-mate Matthew Gilmore added a further 35 points to their tally, and lost two more laps to the leaders, but their overall position didn’t change, while Britain’s Wiggins and Hayles, who scored 9 points and lost 6 laps on Monday, are still sitting in spot number 10.

As to the Stayer Championship, red hot favourite Carsten Podlesch remains in second place overall, just like he has done since the start, but the leader’s name has changed: Switzerland’s Peter Jõrg moved back into the top spot, with a 2-point margin over Podlesch, and one more point over former leader Stefan Klare. Expect an all-out battle among those three riders (and their pacers) in the ultimate night.

62rd Six Days of Dortmund - GC after Night 5

1. Andreas Kappes - Andreas Beikirch (Ger) - 282 points,
2. Bruno Risi - Kurt Betschart (Swi) - 277 points

at 1 lap
3. Rolf Aldag (Ger) - Scott McGrory (Aus) - 296 points
4. Robert Slippens - Danny Stam (Hol) - 201 points

at 6 laps
5. Jimmi Madsen - Michael Sandstød (Den) - 95 points

at 8 laps
6. Matthew Gilmore (Bel) - Marty Nothstein (USA) - 170 points

at 11 laps
7. Guido Fulst - Andreas Müller (Ger) - 114 points

at 12 laps
8. Franz Stocher (Aut) - Lars Teutenberg (Ger) - 73 points

at 14 laps
9. Ronny Lauke - Thorsten Rund (Ger) - 100 points

at 18 laps
10. Bradley Wiggins - Robert Hayles (GBR) - 53 points

at 19 laps
11. Jens Lehmann - Sebastian Siedler (Ger) - 179 points

at 22 laps
12. Gerd Dörich - Stefan Löffler (Ger) - 113 points

at 30 laps
13. Erik Weispfennig - Jan Bratkowski (Ger) - 62 points

Abandoned Frank Kowatschitsch - Daniel Palicki (GER)

23rd Internationales Steher Championat - GC after Night 3

1. Peter Jörg (Swi) / Pacer: René Aebi (Swi) - 45 points
2. Carsten Podlesch (Ger) / Pacer: Bruno Walrave (Hol) - 43 points
3. Stefan Klare (Ger) / Pacer: Christian Dippel (Ger) - 42 points
4. Jan Richter (Ger) / Pacer: Gerd Gessler (Ger) - 33 points
5. Francis de Jager (Hol) / Pacer: Dieter Durst (Ger) - 28 points
6. Mario Vonhof (Ger) / Pacer: Helmut Baur (Ger) - 19 points


Track Cycling on the “Daily Peloton” - 2003/2004 Season:

Six Days of Dortmund (Germany - Oct. 30-Nov. 04, 2003)
* Race Preview
* Day 1 - Results and Report
* Day 2 - Results and Report
* Day 3 - Results and Report
* Day 4 - Results and Report

Six Days of Grenoble (France - Oct. 30-Nov. 04, 2003)
* Race Preview
* Day 1 Results
* Day 2 - Results and Report
* Day 3 - Results and Report
* Day 4 - Results and Report

Six Days of Amsterdam (Holland - Oct. 20-25, 2003)
* Day 1 - Results and Report
* Day 2 - Results and Report
* Day 3 - Results and Report
* Day 4 - Results and Report
* Day 5 - Results and Report
* Day 6 - Final Results


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