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49th Six Days of Zurich - 6D

Switzerland, November 26-December 1, 2001

2000 results    Program    Start list    Past winners

Preview

With not even a day off following the Six Days of Gent, won by Matthew Gilmore and Scott McGrory, the six day scene heads to Switzerland for the 49th running of the "Zürcher Sechstagerennen". The race starts on November 26 and finishes on Saturday, December 1 and features all the top Six Day teams. There are a few interesting additions to the start list as can be seen below.

Gent winners McGrory/Gilmore will be there, joined by road pro Daniel Schnider (Francaise des Jeux) to make a three man team. In fact, each one of the 16 teams in Zurich is comprised of two regular track riders and an "extra" rider, usually a well known Swiss road pro. Note the presence of off-roaders Thomas Frischknecht and Beat Wabel, as well as the retired Russian, Evgeni Berzin. These additional riders normally compete in their own competition, with their points being added to the team's total.

The Program

Start list

Professionals
 
1 Marty Nothstein (USA)/James Carney (USA)/Markus Joho (Swi)
2 Frank Kowatschitsch (Ger)/Franz Stocher (Aut)/Massimo Strazzer (Ita)
3 Etienne De Wilde (Bel)/Lars Teutenberg (Ger)/Evgeni Berzin (Rus)
4 Scott McGrory (Aus)/Matthew Gilmore (Bel)/Daniel Schnider (Swi)
5 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita)/Marco Villa (Ita)/Fabian Cancellara (Ita)
6 Dany Stam (Ned)/Robert Slippens (Ned)/Lukas Zumsteg (Swi)
7 Frank Corvers (Ger)/Jimmy Hansen (Den)/Marcel Strauss (Swi)
8 Bruno Risi (Swi)/Kurt Betschart (Swi)/Markus Zberg (Swi)
9 Gerd Dörich (Ger)/Mario Vonhof (Ger)/Bert Grabsch (Ger)
10 Erik Weispfennig (Ger)/Stefan Steinweg (Ger)/Roland Müller (Swi)
11 Adriano Baffi (Ita)/Christian Weber (Swi)/Roger Beuchat (Swi)
12 Jimmi Madsen (Den)/Andreas Beikirch (Ger)/Niki Aebersold (Swi)
13 Alex Aeschbach (Swi)/Franco Marvulli (Swi)/Martin Elmiger (Swi)
14 Silvio Martinello (Ita)/Andy Kappes (Ger)/Thomas Frischknecht (Swi)
15 M. Kammermann (Swi)/Lorenzo Lapage (Bel)/Christian Heule (Swi)
16 Patrik Fäh (Swi)/Patrik Kraus (Swi)/Beat Wabel (Swi)
 
Amateurs
 
1 Iljo Keisse (Bel)/Jürgen Van Loocke (Bel)
2 Patrizio Frigeri (Ger)/Karsten Wörner (Ger)
3 Maurice Friedemann (Ger)/Florian Owen (Ger)
4 Stefan Löffler (Ger)/Jan Ott (Ger)
5 Stefan Mittelhammer (Ger)/Karsten Lange (Ger)
6 Oliver Mattmann (Swi)/Ralph Zimmermann (Swi)
7 Stefan Schär (Swi)/Sergio Schudel (Swi)
8 Michael Müller (Swi)/Tobias Baumgartner (Swi)
9 Laurent Arn (Swi)/Marco VonKänel (Swi)
10 Walter Tresch (Swi)/Martial Heer (Swi)
11 Vincent Bionda (Swi)/Stéphane Rouiller (Swi)
12 Benjamin Baumgartner (Swi)/PeterCyrill Schindler (Swi)
13 Kevin Jaeggi (Swi)/Stefan Peterer (Swi)
14 Mario Wagner (Swi)/Marco Hartmann (Swi)
15 René Schibli (Swi)/Daniel Temperli (Swi)
16 Reto Küng (Swi)/Kay Wörner (Swi)
 
Stayers
 
1 Carsten Podlesch (Ger) behind Bruno Walrave (Ned)
2 Peter Jörg (Swi) behind Robert Buchmann (Swi)
3 Hanskurt Brand (Swi) behind René Aebi (Swi)
4 Sabino Cannone (Ita) behind Dieter Durst (Ger)
5 Jan Ramsauer (Swi) behind Jos De Bakker (Bel)
6 Ruedi Keller (Swi) behind Peter Steiger (Swi)
7 Stefan Klare (Ger) behind Christian Dippel (Ger)
8 Felice Puttini (Swi) behind Roberto Puttini (Swi) 

Past winners

2000 Bruno Risi (Swi)/Kurt Betschart (Swi)/Markus Zberg (Swi)
1999 Bruno Risi/Kurt Betschart
1998 Bruno Risi/Kurt Betschart
1997 Silvio Martinello/Marco Villa
1996 Bruno Risi/Kurt Betschart
1995 Bruno Risi/Kurt Betschart
1994 Urs Freuler/Carsten Wolf
1993 Bruno Risi/Kurt Betschart
1992 Bruno Risi/Kurt Betschart
1991 Stephan Joho/Werner Stutz
1990 Adriano Baffi/Pierangelo Bincoletto
1989 Adriano Baffi/Pierangelo Bincoletto
1988 Daniel Gisiger/Joerg Mueller
1987 Urs Freuler/Dietrich Thurau
1986 Urs Freuler/Daniel Gisiger
1985 Gerd Frank/Rene Pijnen
1984 Urs Freuler/Daniel Gisiger
1983 Urs Freuler/Daniel Gisiger
1982 Urs Freuler/Robert Dill-Bundi
1981 Dietrich Thurau/Albert Fritz
1980 Horst Schuetz/Roman Hermann
1979 Patrick Sercu/Albert Fritz
1978 Rene Pijnen/Rene Savary
1977 Patrick Sercu/Eddy Merckx
1976 Wilfried Peffgen/Albert Fritz
1975 Patrick Sercu/Guenther Haritz
1974 Klaus Bugdahl/Graeme Gilmore
1973 Leo Duyndam/Piet de Wit
1972 Wilfried Peffgen/Albert Fritz/Graeme Gilmore
1971 Klaus Bugdahl/Dieter Kemper/Louis Pfenninger
1970 Peter Post/Fritz Pfenninger/Erich Spahn
1969 Klaus Bugdahl/Dieter Kemper
1968 Klaus Bugdahl/Fritz Pfenninger
1967 Freddy Eugen/Palle Lykke
1966 Rudi Altig/Sigi Renz
1965 Peter Post/Fritz Pfenninger
1964 Peter Post/Fritz Pfenninger
1963 Peter Post/Fritz Pfenninger
1962 Klaus Bugdahl/Fritz Pfenninger
1961 Rik van Steenbergen/Emile Severeyns
1960 Kay Werner Nielsen/Palle Lykke
1959 (II) Walter Bucher/Reginald Arnold
1959 (I) Rik van Steenbergen/Emile Severeyns
1958 Jean Roth/Fritz Pfenninger
1957 Gerrit Schulte/Armin van Bueren
1956 Gerrit Schulte/Kay Werner Nielsen
1955 Jean Roth/Walter Bucher
1954 Hugo Koblet/Armin van Bueren
 
Most successful riders:
 
Rider                     Wins
 
Fritz Pfenninger            7
Bruno Risi                  7
Kurt Betschart              7
Urs Freuler                 6
Klaus Bugdahl               5
Albert Fritz                4
Peter Post                  4
Daniel Gisiger              4
Patrick Sercu               3
Gerrit Schulte              2
Graeme Gilmore              2
Jean Roth                   2
Kay Werner Nielsen          2
Armin van Bueren            2
Dieter Kemper               2
Palle Lykke                 2
Dietrich Thurau             2
Emile Severeyns             2
Pierangelo Bincoletto       2
Rene Pijnen                 2
Rik van Steenbergen         2
Adriano Baffi               2
Walter Bucher               2
Wilfried Peffgen            2
Markus Zberg                1
Leo Duyndam                 1
Louis Pfenninger            1
Marco Villa                 1
Erich Spahn                 1
Guenther Haritz             1
Horst Schuetz               1
Hugo Koblet                 1
Piet de Wit                 1
Reginald Arnold             1
Freddy Eugen                1
Rene Savary                 1
Joerg Mueller               1
Robert Dill-Bundi           1
Roman Hermann               1
Rudi Altig                  1
Sigi Renz                   1
Silvio Martinello           1
Stephan Joho                1
Eddy Merckx                 1
Gerd Frank                  1
Werner Stutz                1
Carsten Wolf                1
 
Winners lists courtesy of Bernd Busslap