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Track Cycling: Six Days of Grenoble - Final Results
 
By Fabio
Date: 11/5/2003
Track Cycling: Six Days of Grenoble - Final Results
 

Tuesday, November 04, 2003. A date Swiss cycling fans will certainly mark on their calendar. Indeed besides Risi and Betschart capturing the Dortmund Six, and Peter Jörg putting a end to the German domination of the Stayer Championship at the "Westfalenhalle", two more track stars from the land-locked country had a glorious night too: Franco Marvulli and Alexander Aeschbach claimed the 33rd “Six Jours de Grenoble” in France.

In a hotly-contested final, the Swiss duo bridged the 5-point gap - to South Africa’ Van Zijl and France’s Sassone - they had at the start of the last night, and won by the slimmest of margins (361-360). Curiously that was the same, minimal gap that kept Marvulli and Aeschbach from winning the race one year ago, when they lost by one point to Italians Villa and Baffi. And the race couldn’t ask for a better final, after the two main teams in the Grenoble Six alternatively took over the lead in the five previous nights.

Just like a dozen days before in Amsterdam, the race outcome was decided in the very last Madison of the very last night, this time in favour of the Swiss team, that scored 42 points in their final effort, 4 more than Van Zijl and Sassone did.

Last year’s winner Marco Villa hit the podium again, although filling the lowest spot only. The Italian veteran and team-mate Ivan Quaranta achieved the 300-point mark on the final night, and got a well-earned bonus lap, but they couldn’t match the power of the top teams in the final Madison, and their score was blatantly inferior. Not a bad result at all for the 34-year-old from Abbiategrasso (Milan province of Northern Italy) and his 28-year-old (29 in a month) mate anyway.

With no all-French pairs over the podium, the best placed team consisting of two riders from the host country turned out to be the one made up of Franck Perque and Jérôme Neuville, that finished a lap behind the top three teams. Another well-known pair in the track cycling scene, Slovakia’s Liska and Zabka, ended up fifth, while the first half of the Ranking was completed by Belgians Steven De Neef and Wouter Van Mechelen.

If the final results of the main race was a bit of a disappointment for the local fans, they can definitely find some solace in the Sprinter Championship, where the French stars dominated their German rivals in all three competitions. Florian Rousseau was both “stage” and overall winner in Keirin, a race featuring an all-French podium completed by World Champion Laurent Gané and Arnauld Tournant.

The same Tournant won the Golden Sprint contest, as he hold onto lead despite attacks from Germany’s René Wolff, just to save a three-point margin in the GC. A podium finisher in the Keirin overall, and last stage winner in the Golden Sprint, 30-year-old Gané had his slice of the cake as he won the “Sprint Masters” Classification from Tournant and Rousseau.

Overall winner in the”Espoirs” Category was Mathieu Mandard, who saved a one-point lead from attacks from Francois Pervis. Franck Dirivaux completed the podium. This race was marked by an all-French field, and so were other “lesser” competitions that took place in the “Palais des Sports”: Aurélie Marie won the Women race ahead of Stephanie Hermitte and Virginie Duble, Alexandre Murciano was first among the Juniors, after he won the battle against Kevin Audy, with Romain Dompnier taking third. Morgan Kneisky and Thomas Girard were the winners in the “Cadets” and “Minimes” Classes respectively.

33rd Six Days of Grenoble - Night 6 Results

Grand Individual
1. Steven De Neef - Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel) - 65 points
2. Jozef Zabka - Martin Liska (Svk) - 37 points
3. Franck Perque - Jérôme Neuville (Fra) - 37 points
4. Alexander Aeschbach - Franco Marvulli (Swi) - 34 points
5. Jean-Michel Tessier - Nicolas Reynaud (Fra) - 31 points
6. Fabien Patanchon - Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) - 22 points
7. Ivan Quaranta - Marco Villa (Ita) - 18 points
8. Jean-Pierre Van Zijl - Robert Sassone (Fra) - 16 points
9. Said Haddou - Laurent D'Olivier (Fra) - 6 points
10. Frederic Fayard - Cedric Agez (Fra) - 4 points
11. Julien Tejada - Benoit Genauzeau (Fra)
12. Roland Garber - Christoph Riblon (Fra)

Pro Individual SMTC (60 Laps)
1. Jozef Zabka - Martin Liska (Svk) - 35 points
2. Steven De Neef - Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel) - 31 points
3. Franck Perque - Jérôme Neuville (Fra) - 30 points
4. Said Haddou - Laurent D'Olivier (Fra) - 28 points
5. Fabien Patanchon - Mathie Ladagnous (Fra) - 27 points
6. Ivan Quaranta - Marco Villa (Ita) - 24 points
7. Jean-Michel Tessier - Nicolas Reynaud (Fra) - 23 points
8. Alexander Aeschbach - Franco Marvulli (Swi) - 5 points
9. Jean-Pierre Van Zijl - Robert Sassone (Fra) - 2 points
10. Julien Tejada - Benoit Genauzeau (Fra) - 1 point
11. Frederic Fayard - Cedric Agez (Fra)
12. Roland Garber - Christoph Riblon (Fra)

Sprints Series (30 laps)
1. Ivan Quaranta - Marco Villa (Ita) - 23 points
2. Jean-Pierre Van Zijl - Robert Sassone (Fra) - 9 points
3. Said Haddou - Laurent D'Olivier (Fra) - 8 points
4. Roland Garber - Christoph Riblon (Fra) - 7 points
5. Alexander Aeschbach - Franco Marvulli (Swi) - 5 points
6. Julien Tejada - Benoit Genauzeau (Fra) - 5 points
7. Jozef Zabka - Martin Liska (Svk) - 4 points
8. Fabien Patanchon - Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) - 2 points
9. Franck Perque - Jérôme Neuville (Fra) - 1 point
10. Jean-Michel Tessier - Nicolas Reynaud (Fra) - 1 point
11. Frederic Fayard - Cedric Agez (Fra) - 1 point
12. Steven De Neef - Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel)

45 Minute Madison
1. Alexander Aeschbach - Franco Marvulli (Swi) - 42 points
2. Jean-Pierre Van Zijl - Robert Sassone (Fra) - 38 points
3. Ivan Quaranta - Marco Villa (Ita) - 14 points
4. Franck Perque - Jérôme Neuville (Fra) - 10 points

at 1 lap
5. Steven De Neef - Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel) - 4 points
6. Jozef Zabka - Martin Liska (Svk) - 2 points

at 3 laps
7. Jean-Michel Tessier - Nicolas Reynaud (Fra)
8. Julien Tejada - Benoit Genauzeau (Fra)
9. Frederic Fayard - Cedric Agez (Fra)
10. Roland Garber - Christoph Riblon (Fra)

at 4 laps
11. Said Haddou - Laurent D'Olivier (Fra)
12. Fabien Patanchon - Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra)

33rd Six Days of Grenoble - Final Overall Standings

1. Alexander Aeschbach - Franco Marvulli (Swi) - 361 points
2. Jean-Pierre Van Zijl - Robert Sassone (Fra) - 360 points
3. Ivan Quaranta - Marco Villa (Ita) - 314 points

at 1 lap
4. Franck Perque - Jérôme Neuville (Fra) - 224 points

at 3 laps
5. Jozef Zabka - Martin Liska (Svk) - 267 points

at 6 laps
6. Steven De Neef - Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel) - 248 points

at 10 laps
7. Roland Garber - Christoph Riblon (Fra) - 108 points
8. Jean-Michel Tessier - Nicolas Reynaud (Fra) - 92 points
9. Julien Tejada - Benoit Genauzeau (Fra) - 65 points

at 16 laps
10. Fabien Patanchon - Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) - 109 points

at 24 laps
11. Frederic Fayard - Cedric Agez (Fra) - 66 points

at 27 laps
12. Said Haddou - Laurent D'Olivier (Fra) - 59 points

Six Days of Grenoble: Sprinters Championship

Keirin - Night 6 Results
1. Florian Rousseau (Fra) - 1 point
2. Arnaud Tournant (Fra) - 2 points
3. Laurent Gané (Fra) - 3 points
4. René Wolff (Ger) - 4 points
5. Stefan Nimke (Ger) - 5 points
6. Mickaël Bourgain (Fra) - 6 points
7. Jens Fiedler (Ger) - 7 points
8. Carsten Bergemann (Ger) - 8 points

Keirin - Final Overall Standings
1. Florian Rousseau (Fra) - 15 points
2. Laurent Gané (Fra) - 20 points
3. Arnaud Tournant (Fra) - 20 points
4. René Wolff (Ger) - 28 points
5. Carsten Bergemann (Ger) - 30 points
6. Mickaël Bourgain (Fra) - 31 points
7. Jens Fiedler (Ger) - 32 points
8. Stefan Nimke (Ger) - 40 points

Golden Sprint - Night 6 Results
1. Laurent Gané (Fra) - 10 points
2. René Wolff (Ger) - 8 points
3. Jens Fiedler (Ger) - 6 points
4. Arnaud Tournant (Fra) - 5 points
5. Florian Rousseau (Fra) - 4 points
6. Mickaël Bourgain (Fra) - 3 points
7. Stefan Nimke (Ger) - 2 points

Golden Sprint - Final Overall Standings
1. Arnaud Tournant (Fra) - 33 points
2. René Wolff (Ger) - 30 points
3. Jens Fiedler (Ger) - 27 points
4. Florian Rousseau (Fra) - 27 points
5. Mickaël Bourgain (Fra) - 26 points
6. Carsten Bergemann (Ger) - 25 points
7. Laurent Gané (Fra) - 24 points
8. Stefan Nimke (Ger) - 22 points

Master du Sprint Vaujany - Night 6 Results
1. Laurent Gané (Fra) - 10 points
2. René Wolff (Ger) - 8 points
3. Florian Rousseau (Fra) - 6 points
4. Mickaël Bourgain (Fra) - 5 points
5. Jens Fiedler (Ger) - 4 points
6. Arnaud Tournant (Fra) - 3 points
7. Stefan Nimke (Ger) - 2 points

Master du Sprint Vaujany - Overall Standings
1. Laurent Gané (Fra) - 46 points
2. Arnaud Tournant (Fra) - 42 points
3. Florian Rousseau (Fra) - 34 points
4. René Wolff (Ger) - 26 points
5. Jens Fiedler (Ger) - 26 points
6. Mickaël Bourgain (Fra) - 25 points
7. Stefan Nimke (Ger) - 20 points
8. Carsten Bergemann (Ger) - 14 points

Six Days of Grenoble: Sprinters - Espoirs Race

Night 6 Results
1. Francois Pervis (Fra) - 10 points
2. Mathieu Mandard (Fra) - 8 points
3. Franck Dirivaux (Fra) - 7 points
4. Sebastien Notin (Fra) - 6 points
5. Gregory Bauge (Fra) - 5 points
6. Ariitea Bernardino (Fra) - 4 points
7. Didier Henriette (Fra) - 3 points
8. Kevin Avarello (Fra) - 2 points
9. Denis Rivenaire (Fra) - 1 point

Final Overall Standings
1. Mathieu Mandard (Fra) - 47 points
2. Francois Pervis (Fra) - 46 points
3. Franck Dirivaux (Fra) - 42 points
4. Gregory Bauge (Fra) - 38 points
5. Sebastien Notin (Fra) - 31 points
6. Didier Henriette (Fra) - 24 points
7. Ariitea Bernardino (Fra) - 21 points
8. Kevin Avarello (Fra) - 20 points
9. Denis Rivenaire (Fra) - 7 points

Six Days Of Grenoble - Winners List

2003: Alexander Aeschbach - Franco Marvulli (Swi)
2002: Marco Villa - Adriano Baffi (Ita)
2001: Alexander Aeschbach - Franco Marvulli (Swi)
2000: Juan Llaneras - Isaac Gálvez (Spa)
1999: Adriano Baffi - Andrea Collinelli (Ita)
1998: Adriano Baffi - Andrea Collinelli (Ita)
1997: Tayeb Braikia - Jacob Piil (Den)
1996: Adriano Baffi - Giovanni Lombardi (Ita)
1995: Silvio Martinello - Marco Villa (Ita)
1994: Jean-Claude Colotti (Fra) - Dean Woods (Aus)
1993: Pierangelo Bincoletto (Ita) - Gilbert Duclos-Lasalle (Fra)
1992: Pierangelo Bincoletto (Ita) - Gilbert Duclos-Lasalle (Fra)
1991: Jean-Claude Colotti - Phillippe Tarantini (Fra)
1990: Laurent Biondi - Laurent Fignon (Fra)
1989: Danny Clark - Gilbert Duclos-Lasalle
1988: Roman Hermann - Charly Mottet
1987: Charly Mottet - Bernard Vallet
1986: Tony Doyle - Francesco Moser
1984: Gerd Frank - Bernard Vallet
1983: Daniel Gisiger - Patrick Clerc
1982: Gerd Frank - Bernard Vallet
1981: Patrick Sercu - Urs Freuler
1980: Danny Clark - Bernard Thevenet
1979: Francesco Moser - Rene Pijnen
1978: Patrick Sercu - Dietrich Thurau
1977: Francesco Moser - Rene Pijnen
1976: Bernard Thevenet - Guenther Haritz
1975: Patrick Sercu - Eddy Merckx
1974: Jack Mourioux - Alain van Lancker
1973: Patrick Sercu - Eddy Merckx
1972: Cyrille Guimard - Alain van Lancker
1971: I. Peter Post - Alain van Lancker
1971: II. Jack Mourioux - Alain van Lancker


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

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* 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

Six Days of Grenoble (France - Oct. 30-Nov. 04, 2003)
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* Day 1 Results
* Day 2 - Results and Report
* Day 3 - Results and Report
* Day 4 - Results and Report
* Day 5 - Results and Report

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* 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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