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61st Six Days of Dortmund - 6D

Germany, October 31-November 5, 2002

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Day 5 - November 4

Aldag and Martinello with clear lead

Three teams vying for second place

With just one night to go in the 61st Six Days of Dortmund, Rolf Aldag and Silvio Martinello have forged an impressive 84 point lead over the nearest competition. The experienced German/Italian pair are on 382 points, compared with Andreas Beikirch/Andreas Kappes on 298 points and Bruno Risi/Kurt Betschart on 284 points. One lap behind are Stuart O'Grady/Scott McGrory, on 293 points.

The points margin to the leaders is too great for the other teams to make up, however if any one of them can put a lap into Aldag and Martinello on the final night, then they can win the Dortmund Six.

Two riders had abandoned the race on the second last night: Gerd Dörich and Frank Kowatschitsch. A new team was created with Mario Vonhof and Lars Teutenberg.

Results

Standings after night 5

1 Rolf Aldag (Ger)/Silvio Martinello (Ita)             382 pts
2 Andreas Beikirch/Andreas Kappes (Ger)                298
3 Bruno Risi/Kurt Betschart (Swi)                      284

1 lap behind

4 Stuart O’Grady/Scott Mcgrory (Aus)                   293

6 laps behind

5 Marty Nothstein (USA)/Matthew Gilmore (Bel)          226
6 Jimmi Madsen (Den)/Thorsten Rund (Ger)               108

7 laps behind

7 Guido Fulst/Andreas Müller (Ger)                     133

8 laps behind

8 Danny Stam/Robert Slippens (Ned)                     158

10 laps behind

9 Stefan Steinweg/Erik Weispfennig (Ger)                86

12 laps behind

9 Lars Teutenberg/Mario Vonhof (Ger)                   136

17 laps behind

11 Christian Lademann/Ronny Lauke (Ger)                110

22 laps behind

12 Franz Stocher/Roland Garber (Aut)                    48

30 laps behind

13 Chris Newton/Bradley Wiggins (Gbr)                   55

32 laps behind

14 Jens Lehmann/Sebastian Siedler (Ger)                 69

Abandoned: Gerd Dörich (Ger) and Frank Kowatschitsch (Ger)
New team: Lars Teutenberg/Mario Vonhof (Ger)

Stayers

Standings after night 3

1 Peter Jörg (Swi)/René Aebi (Swi)                      39 pts
2 Carsten Podlesch (Ger)/Bruno Walrave (Ned)            39
3 Stefan Klare (Ger)/Christian Dippel (Ger)             36
4 Jan Richter (Ger)/Dieter Durst (Ger)                  34
5 Raymond Rol (Ned)/ Manfred Schmadtke (Ger)            21
6 Lubomir Mazel (Cze)/Helmut Baur (Ger)                 20

Courtesy of the Union International des Velodromes