Walter Bucher (cyclist)

Walter Bucher (born 8 June 1926) is a Swiss retired cyclist. He competed in the team pursuit event at the 1948 Summer Olympics.[1] Between 1955 and 1959 he won a medal at every UCI Motor-paced World Championships, including a gold medal in 1958. He also won five national titles in motor-paced racing (1955, 1957–1960).[2][3]

Walter Bucher
Walter Bucher 1959.jpg
Walter Bucher at the 1959 World Championships
Personal information
Born (1926-06-08) 8 June 1926 (age 95)
Zurich, Switzerland
Medal record
Representing   Switzerland
Motor-paced World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1955 Milan Professionals
Bronze medal – third place 1956 Copenhagen Professionals
Silver medal – second place 1957 Rocourt Professionals
Gold medal – first place 1958 Paris Professionals
Silver medal – second place 1959 Amsterdam Professionals

Bucher was also a successful road cyclist, winning 11 six-day races out of 66.[4] He missed the 1961 UCI Track World Championships in his native Zurich due to a bad fall earlier that year. Next year he stopped with cycling and founded a shipping company. He retired in 1992 due to an accident at work.[5]


  1. ^ "Walter Bucher". Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ Walter Bucher.
  3. ^ Track Cycling World Championships 2012 to 1893.
  4. ^ Roger De Maertelaere (2000). De Mannen van de Nacht. 100 jaar zesdaagsen. De Eecloonaar, Eeklo, ISBN 90-74128-67-X, p. 195
  5. ^ Peter Schnyder (2012). 100 Jahre Faszination Radsport – Rennbahn Oerlikon, AS Verlag Zürich, ISBN 3909111955, p. 96