Bettini ready for Grenoble Six Day

Paolo Bettini (Quick-Step)

Paolo Bettini (Quick-Step) (Image credit: Sirotti)

Paolo Bettini (Quick-Step) continues his 2006 season on the wood planks of the Grenoble Velodrome southeastern France. Il Grillo will partner with experienced Six Day rider Marco Villa to tackle the event which starts today.

The rider from Livorno is coming off of a mythical season that saw him win the Italian Championships, the World Championships, and most recently, the Giro di Lombardia. After Lombardia, Bettini took time to prepare for this Six Day with Italian Track Director Sportif Sandro Callari. Bettini has little experience in this discipline.

Joining Villa and Bettini in Grenoble, also scheduled for the Munich Six Day, will be 10 other pairs.

1 Franco Marvulli - Alexander Aeschbach (Swi)
2 Paolo Bettini - Marco Villa (Ita)
3 Peter Schep - Jens Mouris (Ned)
4 Alex Rasmussen - Michael Morkov (Den)
5 Dimitri De Fauw - Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel)
6 Martin Liska - Jozef Zabka (Svk)
7 Wim Stroetinga (Ned) - Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre)
8 Simon Clarke - Nic Sanderson (Aus)
9 Jonathan Mouchel - Nicolas Rousseau (Fra)
10 Fabien Sanchez - Kevin Lalouette (Fra)
11 Damien Gaudin - Thibault Mace (Fra)

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.