The Six Days of Buffalo was a six-day cycling event, held in Buffalo, New York. From 1910 to 1948, a total of sixteen editions of the Six Days were held, sometimes two per year.[1]

Six Days of Buffalo
Race details
RegionBuffalo, New York, United States
DisciplineTrack
TypeSix-day racing
History
First edition1910 (1910)
Editions16
Final edition1948
First winner
Most wins Gustav Kilian (GER)
(4 wins)
Final winner

Originally held at Broadway Auditorium, the events moved to Buffalo Memorial Auditorium beginning in 1941.

Roll of honor Edit

Edition Winners[2]
1910   Peter Drobach (USA)
  Alfred Hill (USA)
1911   Jack Clark (AUS)
  Ernie Pye (AUS)
1912 Not held
1913[3]   Peter Drobach (USA)
  Paddy Hehir (AUS)
1914 Not held
1915[4]   Reggie McNamara (AUS)
  Francesco Verri (ITA)
1916–33 Not held
1934 (1)[5]   William Peden (CAN)
  Fred Ottevaire (USA)
1934 (2)   Gérald Debaetes (BEL)
  Alfred Letourneur (FRA)
1935 (1)   Franco Giorgetti (ITA)
  Alfred Letourneur (FRA)
1935 (2)   Louis Cohen (USA)
  Dave Lands (USA)
1936 Not held
1937 (1)[6][7]   William Peden (CAN)
  Doug Peden (CAN)
1937 (2)   Gustav Kilian
  Heinz Vöpel
1938 (1)   Omer De Bruycker (BEL)
  Alfred Letourneur (FRA)
1938 (2)   Gustav Kilian
  Bobby Thomas (USA)
1939   Gustav Kilian
  Cecil Yates (USA)
1940[8]   Heinz Vöpel
  Cecil Yates (USA)
1941[9]   Gustav Kilian
  Heinz Vöpel
1942–47 Not held
1948[10]   César Moretti Jr. (ITA)
  René Cyr (CAN)

References Edit

  1. ^ "6 jours de Buffalo (Etats-Unis)".
  2. ^ "6 jours de Buffalo (Etats-Unis)".
  3. ^ "Clipped from the Buffalo Times". The Buffalo Times. 8 December 1912. p. 55.
  4. ^ "Buffalo Courier from Buffalo, New York on January 10, 1915 · 83".
  5. ^ "Syracuse Herald Newspaper Archives, Dec 27, 1933, p. 44". 27 December 1933.
  6. ^ "Dunkirk Evening Observer from Dunkirk, New York on December 13, 1937 · Page 12".
  7. ^ "From the archives: Buffalo's bike culture, 1887-1990".
  8. ^ "Bradford Evening Star and the Bradford Daily Record from Bradford, Pennsylvania on March 4, 1940 · Page 10".
  9. ^ "Bradford Evening Star and the Bradford Daily Record from Bradford, Pennsylvania on March 25, 1941 · Page 10".
  10. ^ "CYR-MORETTI TEAM VICTOR; Cyclists Take Six-Day Grind at Buffalo by Lap". The New York Times. 13 October 1948.