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Six Days of Moscow - 6D

Russia, March 4-9, 2003

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Day 6 - March 9

Marvulli and Aeschbach hang on

Swiss pair Franco Marvulli/Alexander Aeschbach have hung on to win the Six Days of Moscow, after a tense and exciting final night. The duo finished just 10 points in front of Dutch Robert Slippens/Danny Stam, who were at one point a whole lap up on the field. However in the final madison, Marvulli/Aeschbach took that lap back, combined with Neuville/Perque and Villa/Chmidt, and thus secured the overall win.

Slippens/Stam had to be content with second place, while Marco Villa/Alexei Chmidt in third gave the Russian fans a podium finish.


Final standings after night 6
1 Franco Marvulli/Alexander Aeschbach (Swi)          259 pts
2 Robert Slippens/Danny Stam (Ned)                   249
3 Marco Villa (Ita)/Alexei Chmidt (Rus)              205
4 JÚr˘me Neuville/Franck Perque (Fra)                178

2 laps behind

5 Andrei Minashkin (Rus)/Jean-Pierre Van Zyl (RSA)   277

3 laps behind

6 Iljo Keisse/Dmitri De Fauw (Bel)                   203
7 Jimmy Hansen/Morten Christiansen (Den)             135
8 Jozef Zabka/Martin Liska (Svk)                     124
9 Gerd D÷rich/Mario Vonhof (Ger)                     64

5 laps behind

10 Sergei Koudentsov/Sergei Osipov (Rus)             140

7 laps behind

11 Vladimir Rybin/Vasily Yakovlev (Ukr)              42

8 laps behind

12 Lars Teutenberg (Ger)/Peter J÷rg (Sui)            24

10 laps behind

13 Dennis Rasmussen (Den)/Jukka Heinikainen (Fin)    28

12 laps behind

14 Lars Thomsen/Michael Smith Larsen (Den)           9

13 laps behind

15 Francis De Jager (Ned)/Konstantin Ponomarov (Rus) 30

DNF Sergei Kulakov/Sergei Sevastianov (Rus)

Courtesy of the Union International des Velodromes