Six Days of Grenoble & Dortmund
France & Germany, Oct. 28 - Nov. 1, 1999
Night 2 - October 29
There are still four pairs in the same lap in Grenoble with Italians Baffi and Collinelli staying in the lead. Since the four top pairs all have gathered more than 100 points and thus gotten a bonus lap, they have two laps lead on the following pairs. The French team of Robert Sassone and Jean-Michel Teissier still are within reach with their 94 points.
The new French World Sprint Champion, Laurent Gané showed the world, or at least the crowd gathered at the Palais des Sports in Grenoble that he is a worthy champion. The jury played a certain part in his victory at the World's in Berlin, but here he won both events. First he won the 200 meters TT in 11.491 seconds with ex champ Florian Rosseau second in 11.661 and World's runner up Jens Fiedler in 11.741. The match sprint saw the same results. Felicia Ballanger won the women's sprint competition ahead of Magelie Fauré.
The spinter's second day produced a new track record, 31.805 seconds, in the 500 meter standing start by French rider Arnaud Tournant, dual world champion in the 1,000 meter time trial.
Florian Rousseau gathered most points in the sprinter's competition of the second day and now equals Laurent Gané, both have 11 points but German Jens Fiedler leads after the two first nights. Young Mickael Bourgain won the keirin.
Best among the women once again Felicia Ballanger.
Results after night 2: 1. Adriano Baffi (Ita) - Andrea Collinelli (Ita) 137 pts 2. Jakob Piil (Den) - Michael Sandstřd (Den) 119 3. Juan Llaneras (Spa) - Miguel Alzamora (Spa) 101 4. Frank Corvers (Bel) - Lorenzo Lapage (Bel) 100 Two laps behind: 5. Robert Sassone - Jean-Michel Teissier (Fra) 94 6. Jens Lehmann (Ger) - Tayeb Braikia (Den) 72 Three laps behind: 7. Andy Flickinger - Jérôme Neuville (Fra) 81 8. Jean Michel Monin - Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) 66 Four laps behind: 9. Robert Hayles (Gbr) - Franco Marvuli (Swi) 62 Nine laps behind: 10. Laurent Genty - Francis Moreau (Fra) 53 Thirteen laps behind: 11. Jacky Durand - Pascal Chanteur (Fra) 42 Fourteen laps behind: 12. Lazlo Bodrogi (Hun) - Jean-Louis Bourgon (Fra) 43
58th Six days of Dortmund
10,000 fans roared as home rider Rolf Aldag, in the traditional black number nine reserved for the local top rider, and his Italian partner Silvio Martinello took the lead after the second night of the six days in the Dortmunder-Westfalenhalle.
The German-Italian pair won the 40 minutes Madison with a Volkswagon as first prize, taking the lead in the race. The second chase, one hour, was won by Bartko and McGrory still just one lap behind. The poor Spaniards, Galvez and Gonzalez are struggling 23 laps behind.
Results after night 2: 1. Silvio Martinello (Ita) - Rolf Aldag (Ger) 125 pts 2. Bruno Risi (Swi) - Kurt Betschart (Swi) 116 One lap behind: 3. Jimmi Madsen (Den) - Andreas Beikirch (Ger) 119 4. Robert Bartko (Ger) - Scott McGrory (Aus) 112 Two laps behind: 5. Andreas Kappes (Ger) - Olaf Pollack (Ger) 49 Four laps behind: 6. Christian Lademann (Ger) - Stefan Steinweg (Ger) 68 Six laps behind: 7. Juan Curuchet (Arg) - Gabriel Curuchet (Arg) 23 Seven laps behind: 8. Lars Teutenberg (Ger) - Christian Weber (Swi) 60 9. Matthew Gilmore (Bel) - Etienne Dewilde (Bel) 21 Eight laps behind: 10. Gerd Dörich (Ger) - Mario Vonhof (Ger) 21 Nine laps behind: 11. Frank Kowatschitsch (Ger) - Erik Weispfennig (Ger) 47 Ten laps behind: 12. Marco Villa (Ita) - Ronny Lauke (Ger) 16 Eleven laps behind: 13. Alexander Fedenko (Ukr) - Vasyl Yakovlev (Ukr) 13 Twenty three laps behind: 14. Isaac Galvez (Spa) - Capilla Gonzalez (Spa) 24