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64th Zesdaagse Van Vlaanderen-Gent - 6D

Belgium, November 23-28, 2004

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Day 3 - November 25

Marvulli and Aeschbach take over

Swiss pairing Franco Marvulli and Alexander Aeschbach are the new leaders of the Ghent Six after night 3, sharing the same lap with three other teams: Robert Slippens/Danny Stam, Matthew Gilmore/Robert Bartko and Bruno Risi/Kurt Betschart. One lap behind, and still very much in contention, are Iljo Keisse/Andreas Beikirch and Andreas Kappes/Gerd Dörich, while the remainder of the field has a lot of work to do in order to challenge for the lead.

Marvulli/Aeschbach scored very well in the points race, team elimination, 500m time trial, scratch race, and the final madison, where they finished second behind Slippens/Stam but a lap ahead of the field. They just managed to pass 200 points before the end of the night, which gave them the necessary bonus lap to put them on equal footing with the other three teams. But their points total was greater than all the others, thus they were awarded the leadership.

Slippens/Stam and Gilmore/Bartko are emerging as the likely challengers for the Ghent Six crown, with the local hopes resting with Gilmore.

Photography

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Results

Points race
 
1 Franco Marvulli/Alexander Aeschbach (Swi)              13 pts
2 Iljo Keisse (Bel)/Andreas Beikirch (Ger)                9
3 Matthew Gilmore (Bel)/Robert Bartko (Ger)               6
4 Matthé Pronk (Ned)/Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel)            6
5 Steven De Neef (Bel)/Jean-Pierre Van Zyl (RSA)          6
6 Bruno Risi/Kurt Betschart (Swi)                         5
7 Marco Villa (Ita)/Franz Stocher (Aut)                   5
8 Jimmy Madsen (Den)/Robert Hayles (GBr)                  5
9 Andreas Kappes/Gerd Dörich (Ger)                        4
10 Martin Liska/Jozef Zabka (Svk)                         3
11 Robert Slippens/Danny Stam (Ned)                       2
12 Dean Downing/Russell Downing (GBr)                     2
13 Lars Teutenberg (Ger)/Luke Roberts (Aus)                
 
Team elimination
 
1 Matthew Gilmore (Bel)/Robert Bartko (Ger)              15 pts
2 Franco Marvulli/Alexander Aeschbach (Swi)              10
3 Iljo Keisse (Bel)/Andreas Beikirch (Ger)                8
4 Bruno Risi/Kurt Betschart (Swi)                         6
5 Andreas Kappes/Gerd Dörich (Ger)                        4
6 Marco Villa (Ita)/Franz Stocher (Aut)                   2
7 Robert Slippens/Danny Stam (Ned)                         
8 Matthé Pronk (Ned)/Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel)             
9 Jimmy Madsen (Den)/Robert Hayles (GBr)                   
10 Dean Downing/Russell Downing (GBr)                      
11 Martin Liska/Jozef Zabka (Svk)                          
12 Lars Teutenberg (Ger)/Luke Roberts (Aus)                
13 Steven De Neef (Bel)/Jean-Pierre Van Zyl (RSA)          
 
One lap time trial
 
1 Robert Slippens/Danny Stam (Ned)                  0.08.98
2 Bruno Risi/Kurt Betschart (Swi)                   0.09.02
3 Martin Liska/Jozef Zabka (Svk)                    0.09.06
4 Franco Marvulli/Alexander Aeschbach (Swi)         0.09.09
5 Steven De Neef (Bel)/Jean-Pierre Van Zyl (RSA)    0.09.13
6 Andreas Kappes/Gerd Dörich (Ger)                  0.09.19
7 Matthew Gilmore (Bel)/Robert Bartko (Ger)         0.09.19                
8 Iljo Keisse (Bel)/Andreas Beikirch (Ger)          0.09.25
9 Matthé Pronk (Ned)/Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel)      0.09.37             
10 Jimmy Madsen (Den)/Robert Hayles (GBr)           0.09.37
11 Marco Villa (Ita)/Franz Stocher (Aut)            0.09.52
12 Dean Downing/Russell Downing (GBr)               0.09.54
13 Lars Teutenberg (Ger)/Luke Roberts (Aus)         0.09.56
 
Madison
 
1 Matthew Gilmore (Bel)/Robert Bartko (Ger)              15 pts
2 Robert Slippens/Danny Stam (Ned)                       10
3 Andreas Kappes/Gerd Dörich (Ger)                        8
 
One lap behind
 
4 Bruno Risi/Kurt Betschart (Swi)                         6
5 Franco Marvulli/Alexander Aeschbach (Swi)               4
6 Iljo Keisse (Bel)/Andreas Beikirch (Ger)                2
7 Marco Villa (Ita)/Franz Stocher (Aut)                    
8 Matthé Pronk (Ned)/Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel)             
 
Two laps behind
 
9 Lars Teutenberg (Ger)/Luke Roberts (Aus)                 
 
Three laps behind
 
10 Martin Liska/Jozef Zabka (Svk)                          
11 Jimmy Madsen (Den)/Robert Hayles (GBr)                  
 
Five laps behind
 
12 Steven De Neef (Bel)/Jean-Pierre Van Zyl (RSA)          
13 Dean Downing/Russell Downing (GBr)                      
 
Derny
 
1 Matthé Pronk (Ned)                                      5 pts
2 Jimmy Madsen (Den)                                      4
3 Steven De Neef (Bel)                                    3
4 Marco Villa (Ita)                                       2
5 Jozef Zabka (Svk)                                       1
6 Lars Teutenberg (Ger)                                    
 
Elimination
 
1 Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel)                              15 pts
2 Kurt Betschart (Swi)                                   10
3 Andreas Kappes (Ger)                                    8
4 Martin Liska (Svk)                                      6
5 Iljo Keisse (Bel)                                       4
6 Danny Stam (Ned)                                        2
7 Jean-Pierre Van Zyl (RSA)                                
8 Luke Roberts (Aus)                                       
9 Robert Bartko (Ger)                                      
10 Alexander Aeschbach (Swi)                               
11 Franz Stocher (Aut)                                     
12 Robert Hayles (GBr)                                     
13 Russell Downing (GBr)                                   
 
Derny
 
1 Bruno Risi (Swi)                                        5 pts
2 Matthew Gilmore (Bel)                                   4
3 Andreas Beikirch (Ger)                                  3
4 Robert Slippens (Ned)                                   2
5 Franco Marvulli (Swi)                                   1
6 Gerd Dörich (Ger)                                        
 
500m time trial
 
1 Franco Marvulli/Alexander Aeschbach (Swi)         0.28.31
2 Matthew Gilmore (Bel)/Robert Bartko (Ger)         0.28.77
3 Matthé Pronk (Ned)/Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel)      0.28.87
4 Robert Slippens/Danny Stam (Ned)                  0.28.97
5 Bruno Risi/Kurt Betschart (Swi)                   0.29.21
6 Iljo Keisse (Bel)/Andreas Beikirch (Ger)          0.29.32
7 Steven De Neef (Bel)/Jean-Pierre Van Zyl (RSA)    0.29.55
8 Martin Liska/Jozef Zabka (Svk)                    0.29.74
9 Andreas Kappes/Gerd Dörich (Ger)                  0.29.76
10 Lars Teutenberg (Ger)/Luke Roberts (Aus)         0.29.83
11 Marco Villa (Ita)/Franz Stocher (Aut)            0.30.30
12 Jimmy Madsen (Den)/Robert Hayles (GBr)           0.30.97
13 Dean Downing/Russell Downing (GBr)               0.31.25
 
Supersprint
 
1 Lars Teutenberg (Ger)/Luke Roberts (Aus)               15 pts
2 Martin Liska/Jozef Zabka (Svk)                         10
3 Jimmy Madsen (Den)/Robert Hayles (GBr)                  8
4 Matthé Pronk (Ned)/Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel)            6
5 Steven De Neef (Bel)/Jean-Pierre Van Zyl (RSA)          4
6 Dean Downing/Russell Downing (GBr)                      2
7 Matthew Gilmore (Bel)/Robert Bartko (Ger)                
8 Bruno Risi/Kurt Betschart (Swi)                          
9 Robert Slippens/Danny Stam (Ned)                         
10 Franco Marvulli/Alexander Aeschbach (Swi)               
11 Marco Villa (Ita)/Franz Stocher (Aut)                   
12 Andreas Kappes/Gerd Dörich (Ger)                        
13 Iljo Keisse (Bel)/Andreas Beikirch (Ger)                
 
Madison
 
1 Robert Slippens/Danny Stam (Ned)                       15 pts
2 Franco Marvulli/Alexander Aeschbach (Swi)              10
 
One lap behind
 
3 Iljo Keisse (Bel)/Andreas Beikirch (Ger)                8 pts
4 Bruno Risi/Kurt Betschart (Swi)                         6
5 Matthew Gilmore (Bel)/Robert Bartko (Ger)               4
6 Andreas Kappes/Gerd Dörich (Ger)                        2
7 Marco Villa (Ita)/Franz Stocher (Aut)                    
 
Two laps behind
 
8 Matthé Pronk (Ned)/Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel)             
9 Lars Teutenberg (Ger)/Luke Roberts (Aus)                 
 
Four laps behind
 
10 Martin Liska/Jozef Zabka (Svk)                          
11 Jimmy Madsen (Den)/Robert Hayles (GBr)                  
 
Five laps behind
 
12 Steven De Neef (Bel)/Jean-Pierre Van Zyl (RSA)          
 
Eleven laps behind
 
13 Dean Downing/Russell Downing (GBr)                      
 
Scratch Race
 
1 Robert Slippens/Danny Stam (Ned)                       15 pts
2 Franco Marvulli/Alexander Aeschbach (Swi)              10
3 Matthé Pronk (Ned)/Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel)            8
4 Marco Villa (Ita)/Franz Stocher (Aut)                   6
5 Matthew Gilmore (Bel)/Robert Bartko (Ger)               4
6 Iljo Keisse (Bel)/Andreas Beikirch (Ger)                2
7 Lars Teutenberg (Ger)/Luke Roberts (Aus)                 
8 Bruno Risi/Kurt Betschart (Swi)                          
9 Andreas Kappes/Gerd Dörich (Ger)                         
10 Martin Liska/Jozef Zabka (Svk)                          
11 Jimmy Madsen (Den)/Robert Hayles (GBr)                  
12 Steven De Neef (Bel)/Jean-Pierre Van Zyl (RSA)          
13 Dean Downing/Russell Downing (GBr)                      
 
Derny
 
1 Iljo Keisse (Bel)                                       5 pts
2 Andreas Kappes (Ger)                                    4
3 Robert Bartko (Ger)                                     3
4 Kurt Betschart (Swi)                                    2
5 Danny Stam (Ned)                                        1
6 Alexander Aeschbach (Swi)                                
 
Elimination
 
1 Jimmy Madsen (Den)                                     15 pts
2 Lars Teutenberg (Ger)                                  10
3 Steven De Neef (Bel)                                    8
4 Jozef Zabka (Svk)                                       6
5 Matthé Pronk (Ned)                                      4
6 Andreas Beikirch (Ger)                                  2
7 Marco Villa (Ita)                                        
8 Gerd Dörich (Ger)                                        
9 Matthew Gilmore (Bel)                                    
10 Russell Downing (GBr)                                   
11 Bruno Risi (Swi)                                        
12 Robert Slippens (Ned)                                   
13 Franco Marvulli (Swi)                                   
 
Derny
 
1 Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel)                               5 pts
2 Luke Roberts (Aus)                                      4
3 Franz Stocher (Aut)                                     3
4 Martin Liska (Svk)                                      2
5 Russell Downing (GBr)                                   1
6 Jean-Pierre Van Zyl (RSA)                                
 
Overall standings after night three
 
1 Franco Marvulli/Alexander Aeschbach (Swi)             201 pts
2 Robert Slippens/Danny Stam (Ned)                      175
3 Matthew Gilmore (Bel)/Robert Bartko (Ger)             173
4 Bruno Risi/Kurt Betschart (Swi)                       152
 
One lap behind
 
5 Iljo Keisse (Bel)/Andreas Beikirch (Ger)              146 
6 Andreas Kappes/Gerd Dörich (Ger)                      110
 
Three laps behind
 
7 Marco Villa (Ita)/Franz Stocher (Aut)                  75 
 
Seven laps behind
 
8 Matthé Pronk (Ned)/Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel)          125 
9 Lars Teutenberg (Ger)/Luke Roberts (Aus)               91
 
Eleven laps behind
 
10 Jimmy Madsen (Den)/Robert Hayles (GBr)                60 
 
15 laps behind
 
11 Martin Liska/Jozef Zabka (Svk)                        75 
 
20 laps behind
 
12 Steven De Neef (Bel)/Jean-Pierre Van Zyl (RSA)        81 
 
29 laps behind
 
13 Dean Downing/Russell Downing (GBr)                     9 

Six Days of the Future (U23)

Elimination
 
1 Michael Berling (Den)                         10 pts
2 Nicky Cocquyt (Bel)                            8
3 Davy Tuytens (Bel)                             6
4 Tim Van Der Zanden (Ned)                       5
5 Tom White (GBr)                                4
6 Tim Mertens (Bel)                              3
7 Geert Jan Jonkman (Ned)                        2
8 René Schibl (Swi)                              1
9 Kenny De Ketele (Bel)                           
10 Mark Cavendish (GBr)                           
11 Cédric Agez (Fra)                              
 
Points race
 
1 Alex Rasmussen (Den)                          10 pts
2 Geriant Thomas (GBr)                           8
3 Wim Stroetinga (Ned)                           6
4 Tim Roels (Bel)                                5
5 Steve Schets (Bel)                             4
6 Matthew Brammeier (GBr)                        3
7 Michael Mallie (Fra)                           2
8 Kerian De Fauw (Bel)                           1
9 Gianni Meersman (Bel)                           
10 Kenny Van Hummel (Ned)                         
11 Patrick Betz (Ger)                             
 
Madison
 
1 Geert Jan Jonkman/Wim Stroetinga (Ned)        13 pts
2 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) - Steve Schets (Bel)     9
3 Tim Roels/Tim Mertens (Bel)                     
 
1 lap behind
 
4 Davy Tuytens/Gianni Meersman (Bel)             4
5 Tom White/Geriant Thomas (GBr)                 4
6 Michael Berling/Alex Rasmussen (Den)           2
7 René Schibl (Swi)/Patrick Betz (Ger)           1
8 Tim Van Der Zanden/Kenny Van Hummel (Ned)       
9 Matthew Brammeier/Mark Cavendish (GBr)          
10 Nicky Cocquyt/Kerian De Fauw (Bel)             
 
2 laps behind
 
11 Cédric Agez/Michael Mallie (Fra)               
 
Overall standings after night 3
 
1 Geert Jan Jonkman/Wim Stroetinga (Ned)        45 pts
2 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) - Steve Schets (Bel)    38
3 Tim Roels/Tim Mertens (Bel)                   31
4 Davy Tuytens/Gianni Meersman (Bel)            10
5 Tim Van Der Zanden/Kenny Van Hummel (Ned)      1
 
1 lap behind
 
6 Tom White/Geriant Thomas (GBr)                29 
7 Michael Berling/Alex Rasmussen (Den)          17
8 Nicky Cocquyt/Kerian De Fauw (Bel)            17
 
2 laps behind
 
9 Matthew Brammeier/Mark Cavendish (GBr)        21 
10 Cédric Agez/Michael Mallie (Fra)              8
 
5 laps behind
 
11 René Schibl (Swi)/Patrick Betz (Ger)          5