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Zesdaagse van Rotterdam - 6D

Netherlands, January 4-January 9, 2007

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Day 6 - January 9:

Keisse and Bartko claim Rotterdam six day

By Laura Weislo

Iljo Keisse and Robert Bartko have won the Rotterdam six day with a brilliant last minute escape in the Madison finale. The night one leaders were challenged throughout the event by the Swiss team of Franco Marvulli and Bruno Risi and Dutchman Danny Stam and his fill-in partner, Italian Marco Villa.

Going into the final night, the three teams were all on the lead lap, with Risi/Marvulli and Keisse/Bartko ahead on points. However, Stam and Villa were just a handful of points away from taking a bonus lap given for each 100 points.

The experienced and astute Villa nearly steered his team to victory, and at the start of the last event, the team was alone on the lead lap. All they had do was to keep the teams of Keisse/ Bartko and Risi/Marvulli from stealing any laps and they would get the win. This would prove to be very difficult indeed.

The two teams took turns attacking the leaders, but even the rivalry between Stam and Risi wasn't enough to keep the Swiss from helping the chase when Keisse and Bartko launched their moves. Laps were taken again and again, but each time, the three teams came out equal.

As the clock ticked down, and the officials started flipping the placards on the lap board, Franco Marvulli launched a 'Hail Mary' attack to try and steal the lap. Had it been successful, this would have put their team on the same lap as Stam/Villa, but far ahead on points to win the six day. But Stam and Villa poured themselves into the chase, holding the Swiss to half a lap until finally, Marvulli relented.

With the laps counting down, and Stam and Villa just minutes from victory, Bartko immediately countered the catch of Risi/Marvulli and just barely got a gap. When he was relieved by Keisse, a tired Danny Stam opened a small gap to the Belgian's wheel. Sensing this weakness, Keisse got out of the saddle and accelerated off the front, gaining a quick quarter lap which Bartko then extended.

Before the lap board was empty, Keisse and Bartko had taken the lap to get back onto the lead lap with Stam and Villa, and the final sprint, which Keisse easily won, was just icing on the cake for the man who had been deprived of glory after the horrific death of Galvez in Gent.

Behind these three teams, the brave partner of Isaac Galvez, Juan Llaneras, overcame his grief and regained his passion for racing. Partnered with the cheerful German, Andreas Beikirch, the team challenged for the lead, winning the night four Madison. But the pair ultimately lost laps to the leading three teams on points, and finished fourth.

Results

Points race
 
1 Danny Stam / Marco Villa (Ned/Ita)                         
2 Andreas Muller / Wouter Van Mechelen (Ger/Bel)             
3 Bruno Risi / Franco Marvulli (Swi)                         
4 Juan Llaneras / Andreas Beikirch (Spa/Ger)                 
5 Robert Bartko / Iljo Keisse (Ger/Bel)                      
6 Kenny DeKetele / Steve Schets (Ned)                        
7 Matthe Pronk / Jos Pronk (Ned)                             
8 Jens Mouris / Marc Hester (Ned/Den)                        
9 Aart Vierhouten / Alexander Aeschbach (Ned/Swi)            
10 Steven De Neef / Dimitri De Fauw (Bel)                    
11 Kenny Van Hummel / Jozef Zabka (Ned/Svk)                  
12 Wim Stroetinga / Niki Terpstra (Ned)                      
13 Bobbie Traksel / Gerd Dorich (Ned/Ger)                    
 
Keirin
 
1 Theo Bos                                                  6 pts
2 Teun Mulder                                               5
3 Craig MacLean                                             4
4 Tim Veldt                                                 3
5 Roberto Chiappa                                           2
6 Jan van Eijden                                            1
 
Team elimination
 
1 Bruno Risi / Franco Marvulli (Swi)                       33 pts
 
Derny heat 1
 
1 J. Pronk/ J. Zylaard                                      5 pts
2 Aeschbach / Walrave                                       4
3 De Fauw / Vaarten                                         3
4 Stroetinga / C. Stam                                      2
5 Dorich / R. Zylaard                                       1
6 Zabka / Huybrecht                                          
 
Elimination
 
1 Andreas Muller / Wouter Van Mechelen (Ger/Bel)             
2 Kenny DeKetele / Steve Schets (Ned)                        
 
 
Derny heat 2
 
1 D. Stam / C.Stam                                          5 pts
2 Beikirch / Walrave                                        4
3 Keisse / Vaarten                                          3
4 Marvulli / J. Zylaard                                     2
5 Hester / Huybrecht                                        1
6 Schets / Uytefange                                         
 
200m Sprint   1 Tim Veldt 0.10.87 2 Theo Bos 0.10.88 3 Roberto Chiappa 0.10.89 4 Teun Mulder 0.10.92 5 Craig MacLean 0.10.94 6 Jan van Eijden 0.11.34   Supersprint   1 Bruno Risi / Franco Marvulli (Swi) 15 pts 2 Robert Bartko / Iljo Keisse (Ger/Bel) 10 3 Kenny DeKetele / Steve Schets (Ned) 8 4 Jens Mouris / Marc Hester (Ned/Den) 6 5 Matthe Pronk / Jos Pronk (Ned) 4 6 Andreas Muller / Wouter Van Mechelen (Ger/Bel) 2   Time trial   1 Jens Mouris / Marc Hester (Ned/Den) 0.21.90 2 Robert Bartko / Iljo Keisse (Ger/Bel) 0.21.90 3 Bruno Risi / Franco Marvulli (Swi) 0.22.16 4 Kenny DeKetele / Steve Schets (Ned) 0.22.37 5 Steven De Neef / Dimitri De Fauw (Bel) 0.22.72 6 Kenny Van Hummel / Jozef Zabka (Ned/Svk) 0.23.15 7 Bobbie Traksel / Gerd Dorich (Ned/Ger) 0.23.29 8 Andreas Muller / Wouter Van Mechelen (Ger/Bel) 0.23.31 9 Aart Vierhouten / Alexander Aeschbach (Ned/Swi) 0.23.43 10 Wim Stroetinga / Niki Terpstra (Ned) 0.23.47 11 Danny Stam / Marco Villa (Ned/Ita) 0.23.88 12 Matthe Pronk / Jos Pronk (Ned) 0.23.99 13 Juan Llaneras / Andreas Beikirch (Spa/Ger) 0.24.25   Scratch   1 Wim Stroetinga / Niki Terpstra (Ned) 15 pts 2 Kenny Van Hummel / Jozef Zabka (Ned/Svk) 10 3 Andreas Muller / Wouter Van Mechelen (Ger/Bel) 8 4 Robert Bartko / Iljo Keisse (Ger/Bel) 6 5 Kenny DeKetele / Steve Schets (Ned) 4 6 Bobbie Traksel / Gerd Dorich (Ned/Ger) 2 7 Jens Mouris / Marc Hester (Ned/Den) 8 Kenny Van Hummel / Jozef Zabka (Ned/Svk) 9 Wim Stroetinga / Niki Terpstra (Ned) 10 Kenny DeKetele / Steve Schets (Ned) 11 Danny Stam / Marco Villa (Ned/Ita) 12 Jens Mouris / Marc Hester (Ned/Den) 13 Andreas Muller / Wouter Van Mechelen (Ger/Bel)     Derny final   1 D. Stam/ C. Stam 5 pts 2 Keisse / Vaarten 4 3 J. Pronk / J. Zylaard 3 4 Beikirch / Walrave 2 5 Marvulli / Huybrech 1 6 De Fauw / Uytfange 7 Aeschbach / R. Zylaard     Final standings   1 Robert Bartko / Iljo Keisse (Ger/Bel) 388 pts 2 Danny Stam / Marco Villa (Ned/Ita) 330 One lap down 3 Bruno Risi / Franco Marvulli (Swi) 387 pts Two laps down 4 Juan Llaneras / Andreas Beikirch (Spa/Ger) 192 pts Six laps down 5 Jens Mouris / Marc Hester (Ned/Den) 227 pts 11 laps down 6 Kenny DeKetele / Steve Schets (Ned) 271 pts 12 laps down 7 Steven De Neef / Dimitri De Fauw (Bel) 216 pts 18 laps down 8 Aart Vierhouten / Alexander Aeschbach (Ned/Swi) 116 pts 23 laps down 9 Matthe Pronk / Jos Pronk (Ned) 87 pts 29 laps down 10 Bobbie Traksel / Gerd Dorich (Ned/Ger) 50 pts 31 laps down 11 Wim Stroetinga / Niki Terpstra (Ned) 119 pts 32 laps down 12 Andreas Muller / Wouter Van Mechelen (Ger/Bel) 77 pts 13 Kenny Van Hummel / Jozef Zabka (Ned/Svk) 73   UIV Talents Cup final standings   1 Poortere-Mertens 38 pts One lap down 2 Kalz -Kluge 53 pts 3 Kreuzfel-Faerk Ch 18 Three laps down 4 Pieters -Sluimer 24 pts 5 Ligthart-Vermeule 17 6 Bally -Perizzol 17 7 Steijn G-Steijn H 3 Four laps down 8 Hochmann-Kratochv 6 pts Eight laps down 9 Moser -Bezemer 14 laps down 10 Tazreite-Lauscha 5 pts