Paul Suter (9 March 1892 – 6 April 1966) was a Swiss cyclist. Between 1920 and 1926 he won five medals at the UCI Motor-paced World Championships, including a gold medal in 1923. He also won seven national titles in motor-paced racing (1920, 1921, 1923–1927).[1][2]

Paul Suter
Paul Suter.jpg
Paul Suter in 1912
Personal information
Born9 March 1892
Gränichen, Switzerland
Died6 April 1966 (aged 74)
Paris, France
Sport
SportCycling
Medal record
Representing   Switzerland
Motor-paced World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1920 Antwerp Professionals
Silver medal – second place 1921 Copenhagen Professionals
Silver medal – second place 1922 Paris Professionals
Gold medal – first place 1923 Zurich Professionals
Bronze medal – third place 1926 Milan Professionals

Sutter had five brothers (Max, Franz, Fritz, Gottfried und Heiri), all competitive cyclists. In 1911, Paul and Franz together won the six-day race of Hamburg.[3] Franz died in 1914 after being hit by a train while crossing a rail line, in front of Paul's eyes.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Paul Suter. radsportseiten.net
  2. ^ Track Cycling World Championships 2012 to 1893. bikecult.com
  3. ^ Franz Suter. radsportseiten.net
  4. ^ Roger de Maertelaere. De Mannen van de Nacht, Eeklo 2000. p. 250