Dortmund Six-Day begins

Grasmann and Müller

Grasmann and Müller (Image credit: Elmar Krings)

The Six-Day season is in full swing at the moment, and with the Grenoble Six-Day wrapping up just days ago, the Amsterdam race ending this past weekend, and the Munich Six-Day due to begin on November 8th, the riders will have little rest between the races which are marathon events themselves. Only the Czech pair of Alois Kankovsky – Petz Lazar and German Christian Grassman will double up this week, racing Dortmund after just one day's rest after Grenoble.

The home town German crowd will have several strong countrymen to cheer for, with perennial favourite Erik Zabel teaming up with Leif Lampater, while another road pro, Olaf Pollack will team up with Lampater's usual partner, Guido Fulst. The winners of the season's first Six-Day, Robert Bartko and Belgian Iljo Keisse will split up as well, with Bartko pairing with fellow German Andreas Beikirch, while Keisse will pair with the promising young German talent, Erik Mohs.

The Madison World Champions Bruno Risi and Franco Marvulli will try to get revenge for their defeat in Amsterdam, while Robert Slippens and Danny Stam seem to have regained their old form after Slippens' long recovery from injuries sustained in a road crash in 2006. They placed second in Amsterdam with a strong final night.

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