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42nd Six Days of Bremen - 6D

Bremen, Germany, January 12-17, 2006

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Day 2 - January 13


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  • First to ride on the second evening were the Under 23's. The British pairing of Sander and Swift didn't appear so the event started with 11 pairs, here being introduced to the crowds.
  • Robert Seiler leads Norman Dimde ahead of the rst as the action gets under way in the U23 event.
  • Norman Dimde leads Eric Mohs and Robert Seiler as the trio try to split the group in the Under 23 event.
  • Robert Kluge is the next rider in the U23 event to try and split the field ahead of Davy Tuytens and Marcel Kalz.
  • Eric Mohs leads Robert Seiler and the rest of the line as they follow Maxime Bally as the pace hots up in the U23 event.
  • Danny Tuytens leads Michael Arends who, with their partners, finished first and second overall in the Under 23 event start to open a gap on the rest of the field.
  • Maxime Bally chases hard as the gaps start open in the Under 23 event.
  • Henner Rodel slings partner Robert Kluge into the action in the Under 23's event.
  • Michael Arends leads Nicky Coquyt and Robert Kluge at the head of the rapidly moving line or riders in the Under 23.
  • Robert Seiler shows the effort required to sling his partner Christopher Kramp into the fray.
  • Erik Zabel and his partner Marco Villa sit in the middle of the group as they prepare for the evening's session on the second day of the event.
  • The chase is on as Iijo Keisse, Kurt Betschart and Leif Lampater pursue Franco Marvulli in the early laps of the second evening's event.
  • Erik Zabel powers round the final banking as the pace hots up on the second evening of the Bremen Six-Day.
  • Franco Marvulli hand-slings partner Andreas Kappes into the battle as the pace remains high on the second evening of the Bremen Six-Day.
  • Iijo Keisse slings Matthew Gilmore into the lead ad Danny Stam and Andreas Kappes watch from higher on the banking on the second evening of the Bremen Six-Day.
  • Points on the line this time and Roberto Bartko, Franco Marvulli and Robert Slippens are fighting it out off the final bend on the second evening of the Bremen Six-Day.
  • Guido Fulst hand slings partner Leif Lampater into the hunt for points closely watched by Danny Stam on the second evening of the Bremen Six-Day.
  • More points up for grabs and the open mouthed effort of Erik Zabel out of the final bend as he tries to get past Matthew Gilmore on the second evening of the Bremen Six-Day.
  • Between sessions there were various acts on stage to entertain the crowds. This guy was performing in the Bee Gees musical 'Saturday Night Fever' in Bremen, but was brought in for the evening's events.
  • Walter Huybrechts paces Kurt Betschart to victory in the first of the evening's Derny events on the second evening of the Bremen Six-Day.
  • Walter Huybrechts and Kurt Betschart come over the top of Alexander Aeschbach and his pacer on their way to victory in the first of the evening's Derny events on the second evening of the Bremen Six-Day.
  • Erik Zabel comes out on to the track for the second of the evening's sessions. Day 2 of the Bremen Six-Day.
  • Catching up on a bit of rest shortly before the evening's racing starts, one of the mechanics relaxes in a trackside cabin prior to the riders coming into the velodrome.
  • While the riders hurtle round the track at over 40 mph just a few feet from where they work, mechanics work on one of the many bikes used during the events.


Standings after night 2

1 Matthew Gilmore/Iljo Keisse (Bel)              114 pts
2 Andreas Beikirch/Robert Bartko (Ger)           113

1 lap behind

3 Andreas Kappes (Ger)/Franco Marvulli (Swi)     151
4 Guido Fulst/Leif Lampater (Ger)                124
5 Erik Zabel (Ger)/Marco Villa (Ita)             109

2 laps behind

6 Robert Slippens/Danny Stam (Ned)                97

3 laps behind

7 Jimmi Madsen/Marc Hester (Den)                  41

6 laps behind

8 Robert Bengsch (Ger)/Alexander Aeschbach (Swi)  72
9 Christian Grasmann/Lars Teutenberg (Ger)        45
10 Gerd Dörich/Frank Kowatschitsch (Ger)          33
11 Erik Weispfennig/Andreas Müller (Ger)          25