Wim van Rossum has kindly sent me an analysis of how many UCI points each rider has clocked up so far during the 1997-98 six-day season, and I am reproducing it here with his kind permission. Dank je wel, Wim!
Silvio Martinello, the winner of the six-days of Milan, won for the 6th time this year, while his "normal" partner Marco Villa (ITA) remains on 5 wins in the present season.
Kurt Betschart-Bruno Risi (SWI) were four times the winning team and there were two victories for the Danish couple Jimmi Madsen-Jens Veggerby, and for Etienne De Wilde (BEL) who won the Milan Six-days together with Silvio Martinello
There was one win this season for: Matthew Gilmore (AUS); Tayeb Braikia-Jakob Pill Storm (DAN) (with question-mark) and for Adriano Baffi (ITA)-Andreas Kappes (GER).
Also in the UNOFFICIAL ranking of the season Silvio Martinello is the clear number 1. He has a lead of more than 80 points on the number 2, his "normal" teammate Marco Villa. Bruno Risi, the number 3 has already 140 points less than Martinello.
If we take the UCI-points gained in this season we get the following UN-OFFICIAL ranking:
1. Silvio Martinello (Ita) - 585 points
2. Marco Villa (Ita) - 502 points
3. Bruno Risi (Swi) - 445 points
4. Kurt Betschart (Swi) - 430 points
5. Jimmi Madsen (Dan) - 385 points
6. Adriano Baffi (Ita) - 380 points
7. Jens Veggerby (Dan) - 377 points
8. Etienne de Wilde (Bel) - 329 points
9. Matthew Gilmore (Aus) - 284 points
10. Andreas Kappes (Ger) - 265 points
11. Carsten Wolf (Ger) - 169 points
12. Gert Dörich (Ger) - 161 points
13. Tayeb Braikia (Dan) - 147 points
13= Jakob Piil Storm (Dan) - 137 points ??
15. Scott McGrory (Aus) - 129 points
16. Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) - 125 points
17. Andrea Collinelli (Ita) - 105 points
18. Juan Llaneras (Esp) - 100 points
19. Lars Teutenberg (GER) - 87 points
20. Bjarne Riis (Den) - 80 points
followed by some 29 other riders with less than 80 points.
By country we get the following UN-OFFICIAL ranking:
1. Italy - 1697 points - 5 riders
2. Denmark - 1193 points - 7 riders
3. Germany - 959 points - 13 riders
4. Switzerland - 910 points - 4 riders
5. Belgium - 443 points - 4 riders
6. Australia - 413 points - 2 riders
Followed by France, Spain, Argentina and The Netherlands with less than 200 points each.
Source: wim van rossum
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