Six Days of Grenoble & Dortmund

France & Germany, Oct. 28 - Nov. 1, 1999


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Night 5 - November 1

Six days of Grenoble

Grenoble comes to a grueling end

The Danes Piil and Sandst°d continued their points harvest in Grenoble and now lead by two points over Italians Baffi and Collinelli. On the same lap, but 33 points down, are Spaniards Llaneras and Alzamora. However, remember that Alzamora won his world title (with Galvez) by gaining a lap on all the others on a longer track, and he can do it again, especially if Danes and Italians are watching each other. The Belgians Corvers and Lapage are lurking one lap behind, but they are even farther down on points.

The Danes have a fine road season behind them, with Sandst°d winning the Four days of Dunkerque and Piil winning the Tour of Sweden. They are ranked 137th and 112th on the road respectively while the Italian veterans at the best play the part of domestiques or also-rans on the road, keeping themselves fit for the track. Baffi, at 37, has a contract with Mapei ranked at 1053. Collinelli is the reigning Olympic pursuit Champion and much more and only takes to the road occasionally.

Results after five nights:

1. Jakob Piil (Den) - Michael Sandst°d (Den)             289 pts
2. Adriano Baffi (Ita) - Andrea Collinelli (Ita)         287
3. Juan Llaneras (Spa) - Miguel Alzamora (Spa)           246

One lap behind:
4. Frank Corvers (Bel) - Lorenzo Lapage (Bel)            225

Two laps behind:
5. Robert Sassone (Fra) - Jean-Michel Teissier (Fra)     222

Three laps behind:
6. Jens Lehmann (Ger) - Tayeb Braikia (Den)              220

Five laps behind:
7. Andy Flickinger (Fra) - JÚr˘me Neuville (Fra)         245

Six laps behind:
8. Jean Michel Monin (Fra) - Carlos Da Cruz (Fra)        143

Eight laps behind:
9. Robert Hayles (Gbr) - Franco Marvuli (Swi)            147

Twenty five laps behind:
10. Lazlo Bodrogi (Hun) - Jean-Louis Bourgon (Fra)       136

Thirty four laps behind :
11. Jacky Durand (Fra) - Pascal Chanteur (Fra)           157

Forty one laps behind:
12. Laurent Genty (Fra) - Francis Moreau (Fra)           108
Sprinters competition

Florian Rousseau won the match sprint tournament this night and now only trails World Champion Laurent GanÚ by two points overall. Jens Fiedler leads the keirin overall although he was beaten by Arnaud Tournant this night. FÚlicia Ballanger is still unbeaten among the women.

Sprint tournament after five nights:

1. Laurent Gane (Fra)           33 points
2. Florian Rousseau (Fra)       31
3. Jens Fiedler (Ger)           27
4. Anthony Peden (Nzl)          18
5. Mickael Bourgain (Fra)       17
6. Arnaud Tournant (Fra)        14        

58th Six days of Dortmund

All set for the Dortmund drama

After Monday night's racing Martinello and Aldag lead by only seven points from Risi and Betschart, with Bartko and McGrory a single lap behind but with the highest points! So there are three pairs involved in the final drama in the Westfahlenhalle. Or maybe four since Home rider Andreas Beikirch with Dane Jimmi Madsen also are only a lap down and only ten points behind the top scoring German-Australian pair. Another lap down are Kappes and Pollack with a chance of a bonus lap at 200 points, but they are too far down on points.

Results after five nights:

1 Silvio Martinello (Ita) - Rolf Aldag (Ger)                314 pts
2 Bruno Risi (Swi) - Kurt Betschart (Swi)                   307
One lap behind:
3 Robert Bartko (Ger) - Scott McGrory (Aus)                 321
4 Jimmi Madsen (Den) - Andreas Beikirch (Ger)               311

Two laps behind:
5 Andreas Kappes (Ger) - Olaf Pollack (Ger)                 192

Nine laps behind:
6 Christian Lademann (Ger) - Stefan Steinweg (Ger)          168

Twelve laps behind:
7 Matthew Gilmore (Bel) - Etienne Dewilde (Bel)             99

Sixteen laps behind:
8 Lars Teutenberg (Ger) - Christian Weber (Swi)             136

Nineteen laps behind:
9 Marco Villa (Ita) - Ronny Lauke (Ger)                     61

Twenty laps behind:
10 Frank Kowatschitsch (Ger) - Erik Weispfennig (Ger)       139

Twenty two laps behind:
11 Gerd D÷rich (Ger) - Mario Vonhof (Ger)                   88

Twenty three laps behind:
12 Juan Curuchet (Arg) - Gabriel Curuchet (Arg)             39

Thirty six laps behind:
13 Alexander Fedenko (Ukr) - Vasyl Yakovlev (Ukr)           49

Fifty seven laps behind:
14 Isaac Galvez (Spa) - Capilla Gonzalez (Spa)              35

Stayers competition

The stayers competition is a duel between Swiss, Hanskurt Brand and German Carsten Podlasch. Both have 55 points before the final night, while the third placed Ronald Roi of the Netherlands, is far behind. Podlasch won the two first races Monday night with the surprising Belgian Laurent de Paoli taking the final.