Albert Crossley

Biography

Albert Crossley was born on July 6th, 1903 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Albert was a skilled bike racer and was soon winning amateur bike races at the outdoor tracks in New England and New York. In 1929, he started six-day racing at the age of 21 and completed 12 years as a professional six-day racer. During his career he started 89 six-day races, completing 78 and abandoning (DNF) 11.

In the Historical Classification of Six-Day Racers, by Jacq van Reijendam - 2007, Albert Crossley is placed in 45th position with 10 victories, 15 seconds, 17 thirds and 16 times in fourth. The only American six-day racer ahead of Crossley on the All-Time List is Jimmy Walthour in 44th place.

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Palmares

  1. New York Six-Day Bicycle Race, January 12-18, 1929, partnered with Charlie Ritter (Usa), 7th place.
  2. Montreal Six-Day Bicycle Race, October 28-November 3, 1929, partnered with Earl Best (Usa), 3rd place.
  3. Montreal Six-Day Bicycle Race, October 26-November 1, 1930, partnered with Pierre Gachon (Can), 4th place.
  4. Chicago Six-Day Bicycle Race, November 9-14, 1930, partnered with William 'Torchy' Peden, DNF.
  5. New York Six-Day Bicycle Race, November 30-December 5, 1930, partnered with William 'Torchy' Peden (Can), 5th place.
  6. New York Six-Day Bicycle Race, March 1-6, 1931, partnered with Harry Horan (Usa) DNF.
  7. Vancouver Six-Day Bicycle Race, July 13-18, 1931, partnered with J. Davis (Usa), 6th place.
  8. Portland Six-Day Bicycle Race, August 7-13, 1931, partnered with Fioravanti Baggio (Ita), 2nd place.
  9. Montreal Six-Day Bicycle Race, October 12-17, 1931, partnered with Fioravanti Baggio (Ita), 5th place.
  10. Chicago Six-Day Bicycle Race, November 8-13, 1931, partnered with Fred Spencer (Usa), 4th place.
  11. New York Six-Day Bicycle Race, November 30- December 5, 1931, partnered with Bobby Walthour Jr. (Usa), 10th place.
  12. New York Six-Day Bicycle Race, February 29- March 5, 1932, partnered with Norman Hill (Usa), DNF.
  13. Montreal Six-Day Bicycle Race, April 17-23, 1932, partnered with Frank Bartell (Usa), 5th place.
  14. Toronto Six-Day Bicycle Race, May 2-7, 1932, partnered with Reggie McNamara, (Aus), 4th place.
  15. Atlantic City Six-Day Bicycle Race, July 1932, partnered with Louis Cohen (Usa), 3rd place.
  16. Vancouver Six-Day Bicycle Race, August 1932, partnered with Laurent Gadou (Can), 4th place.
  17. Montreal Six-Day Bicycle Race, October 17-23, 1932, partnered with Jules Audy (Can), 2nd place.
  18. Toronto Six-Day Bicycle Race, October 1932, partnered with Reggie McNamara (Aus), 1st place.
  19. Minneapolis Six-Day Bicycle Race, November 1932, partnered with Reggie McNamara (Aus), 3rd place.
  20. Milwaukee Six-Day Bicycle Race, December 11-17, 1932, partnered with Bernhardt Stubecke (Usa), 2nd place.
  21. Saint Louis Six-Day Bicycle Race, February 8-14, 1933, partnered with Reggie Fielding (Can), DNF.
  22. Montreal Six-Day Bicycle Race, April 16-22, 1933, partnered with Frank Bartell (Usa), 4th place.
  23. Toronto Six-Day Bicycle Race, April 26-May 1, 1933, partnered with Frank Bartell (Usa), 4th place.
  24. Montreal Six-Day Bicycle Race, October 8-14, 1933, partnered with _____, DNF.
  25. Boston Six-Day Bicycle Race, October 16-22, 1933, partnered with Norman Hill (Usa), 1st place.
  26. Chicago Six-Day Bicycle Race, October 30-November 6, 1933, partnered with Jackie Sheehan (Ire), DNF.
  27. Cleveland Six-Day Bicycle Race, December 6-12, 1933, partnered with Charley Winter (Usa), 3rd place.
  28. Milwaukee Six-Day Bicycle Race, January 1934, partnered with Freddy Zach (Swi), 3rd place.
  29. Buffalo Six-Day Bicycle race, January 22-27, 1934, partnered with Dave Lands (Usa), 5th place.
  30. Pittsburgh Six-Day Bicycle Race, September 23-30, 1934, partnered with Tony Beckman (Usa), 4th place.
  31. Toronto Six-Day Bicycle Race, October 29-November 3, 1934, Triple: partnered with Charley Winter (Usa) and Frank Bartell (Usa), 5th place.
  32. Cleveland Six-day Bicycle Race, November 8-14, 1934, Triple: partnered with Reggie Fielding (Can) and Xavier van Slembroeck (Usa), 2nd place.
  33. Milwaukee Six-Day Bicycle Race, November 18-24, 1934, Triple: partnered with Reggie Fielding (Can) and Fioravanti Baggio (Ita), 5th place.
  34. Minneapolis Six-Day Bicycle Race, December 2-8, 1934, Triple: Partnered with Ernst Buhler (Sui) and Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 3rd place.
  35. Kansas City Six-Day Bicycle Race, January 8-14, 1935, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 2nd place.
  36. Los Angeles Six-Day Bicycle Race, March 1935, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 1st place.
  37. Pittsburgh Six-Day Bicycle Race, April 7-13, 1935, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 1st place.
  38. Montreal Six-Day Bicycle Race, April 30-May5, 1935, partnered with Henri Lepage (Can), 3rd place.
  39. Toronto Six-Day Bicycle Race, May 7-13, 1935, partnered with William 'Torchy' Peden (Can), 1st place.
  40. Minneapolis Six-Day Bicycle Race, September 12-18, 1935, partnered with Jules Audy (Can), 2nd place.
  41. Toronto Six-Day Bicycle Race, September 22-28, 1935, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 1st place.
  42. Montreal Six-day Bicycle Race, October 14-20, 1935, partnered with Jules Audy (Can), 6th place.
  43. Pittsburgh Six-Day Bicycle Race, October 28-November 3, 1935, partnered with Charley Winter (Usa), 2nd place.
  44. New York Six-Day Bicycle Race, December 2-8, 1935, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 2nd place.
  45. Buffalo Six-Day Bicycle Race, December 13-19, 1935, partnered with William 'Torchy' Peden (Can), 4th place.
  46. Milwaukee Six-Day Bicycle Race, January 16-22, 1936, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 2nd place.
  47. New York Six-Day Bicycle Race, February 23-29, 1936, partnered with Tino Reboli (Usa), 7th place.
  48. Chicago Six-Day Bicycle Race, March 16-21, 1936, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), DNF.
  49. Montreal Six-Day Bicycle Race, April 13-19, 1936, partnered with Laurent Gadou (Can), 4th place
  50. Toronto Six-Day Bicycle Race, April 27- May 3, 1936, partnered with Frank Bartell (Usa), 4th place.
  51. London Six-Day Bicycle Race, September 20-26, 1936, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 4th place.
  52. Rotterdam Six-Day Bicycle Race, November 6-13, 1936, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 4th place.
  53. New York Six-Day Bicycle Race, November 29-December 5, 1936, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 1st place.
  54. Antwerp Six-Day Bicycle Race, February 5-11, 1937, partnered with Kees Pellenaars (Ned), 5th place.
  55. Rotterdam Six-Day Bicycle Race, February 19-25, 1937, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), DNF.
  56. Saint Etienne Six-Day Bicycle Race, March 17-23, 1937, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 2nd place.
  57. Paris Six-Day Bicycle Race, April 7-13, 1937, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 8th place.
  58. London Six-Day Bicycle Race, May 17-22, 1937, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 3rd place.
  59. Toronto Six-Day Bicycle Race, September 28-October 3, 1937, partnered with Reggie Fielding (Can), 3rd place.
  60. Montreal Six-Day Bicycle Race, October 10-16, 1937, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 4th place.
  61. Chicago Six-Day Bicycle Race, November 8-13, 1937, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 7th place.
  62. New York Six-day Bicycle Race, November 30-December 5, 1937, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 5th place.
  63. Buffalo Six-Day Bicycle Race, December 13-19, 1937, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 2nd place.
  64. Cleveland Six-Day Bicycle Race, January 10-16, 1938, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 2nd place.
  65. Chicago Six-Day Bicycle Race, January 30-February 5, 1938, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 2nd place.
  66. Milwaukee Six-Day Bicycle Race, February 23-March 1, 1938, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 1st place.
  67. Indianapolis Six-Day Bicycle Race, March 3-9, 1938, partnered with Cecil Yates (Usa), DNF.
  68. Pittsburgh Six-Day Bicycle Race, April 10-15, 1938, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 1st place.
  69. New York Six-Day Bicycle race, September 19-25, 1938, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 3rd place.
  70. Montreal Six-Day Bicycle Race, October 9-15, 1938, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 3rd place.
  71. Chicago Six-Day Bicycle Race, November 7-13, 1938, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 8th place.
  72. Buffalo Six-Day Bicycle Race, November 28-December 4, 1938, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 3rd place.
  73. Cleveland Six-Day Bicycle Race, February 1-7, 1939, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 1st place.
  74. Chicago Six-Day Bicycle Race, February 13-18, 1939, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa) 4th place.
  75. Milwaukee Six-Day Bicycle Race, February 28-March 6, 1939, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 2nd place.
  76. San Francisco Six-Day Bicycle Race, March 13-19, 1939, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 4th place.
  77. Buffalo Six-Day Bicycle Race, March 28-April 2, 1939, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 3rd place.
  78. New York Six-Day Bicycle Race, May 15-20, 1939, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 3rd place.
  79. Chicago Six-Day Bicycle Race, November 5-11, 1939, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 4th place.
  80. New York Six-Day Bicycle Race, November 20-25, 1939, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 8th place.
  81. Cleveland Six-Day Bicycle race, December 24-30, 1939, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 3rd place.
  82. Buffalo Six-Day Bicycle Race, March 7-13, 1940, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa), 7th place.
  83. Columbus Six-Day Bicycle Race, March 20-26, 1940, partnered with Cecil Yates (Usa), 2nd place.
  84. Cleveland Six-Day Bicycle Race, April 5-11, 1940, partnered with Henry 'Cocky' O'Brien (Usa), 3rd place.
  85. Pittsburg Six-Day Bicycle Race, April 14-20, 1940, partnered with Cecil Yates (Usa), DNF.

Career Summary

  • Year - Age - 6-Day Races - Victories
  • 1929 - 22 - 2 - 0
  • 1930 - 23 - 3 - 0
  • 1931 - 24 - 6 - 0
  • 1932 - 25 - 9 - 1
  • 1933 - 26 - 7 - 1
  • 1934 - 27 - 7 - 0
  • 1935 - 28 - 11 - 4
  • 1936 - 29 - 8 - 1
  • 1937 - 30 - 10 - 0
  • 1938 - 31 - 8 - 2
  • 1939 - 32 - 9 - 1
  • 1940 - 33 - 4 - 0
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Partners

  1. Jimmy Walthour (Usa) 36 six-day races
  2. William 'Torchy' Peden (Can) 4 six-day races
  3. Reggie Fielding (Can) 4 six-day races
  4. Jules Audy (Can) 3 six-day races
  5. Reggie McNamara (Aus) 3 six-day races
  6. Frank Bartell (Usa) 3 six-day races
  7. Charlie Winter (Usa) 3 six-day races
  8. Cecil Yates (Usa) 2 six-day races
  9. Norman Hill (Usa) 2 six-day races
  10. Fioravanti Baggio (Usa) 2 six-day races
  11. Laurent Gadou (Can) 2 six-day races
  12. Pierre Gachon (Can) 1 six-day race
  13. Henri Lepage (Can) 1 six-day race
  14. Henry 'Cocky' O'Brien (Usa) 1 six-day race
  15. Tino Reboli (Usa) 1 six-day race
  16. Charley Ritter (Usa) 1 six-day race
  17. Earl Best (Usa) 1 six-day race
  18. Harry Horan (Usa) 1 six-day race
  19. J. Davis (Usa) 1 six-day race
  20. Fred Spencer (Usa) 1 six-day race
  21. Bobby Walthour Jr. (Usa) 1 six-day race
  22. Louis Cohen (Usa) 1 six-day race
  23. Bernhardt Stubecke (Usa) 1 six-day race
  24. Jackie Sheehan (Ire) 1 six-day race
  25. Freddy Zach (Swi) 1 six-day race
  26. Dave Lands (Usa) 1 six-day race
  27. Tony Beckman (Usa) 1 six-day race
  28. Ernst Beckman (Usa) 1 six-day race
  29. Kees Pellenaars (Ned) 1 six-day race
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Victories

  1. Toronto Six-Day Bicycle Race, October 1932, partnered with Reggie McNamara (Aus).
  2. Boston Six-Day Bicycle Race, October 16-22, 1933, partnered with Norman Hill (Usa).
  3. Los Angeles Six-Day Bicycle Race, March 1935, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa).
  4. Pittsburgh Six-Day Bicycle Race, April 7-13, 1935, partnered with Jimmy Walthour.
  5. Toronto Six-Day Bicycle Race, May 7-13, 1935, partnered with William 'Torchy' Peden (Can).
  6. Toronto Six-Day Bicycle Race, September 22-28, 1935, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa).
  7. New York Six-Day Bicycle Race, November 29-December 5, 1936, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa).
  8. Milwaukee Six-Day Bicycle Race, February 23-March 1, 1938 partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa).
  9. Pittsburgh Six-Day Bicycle Race, April 10-15, 1938, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa).
  10. Cleveland Six-Day Bicycle Race, February 1-7, 1939, partnered with Jimmy Walthour (Usa).
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Cities

  1. Montreal, 13 six-day races
  2. New York, 12 six-day races
  3. Chicago, 9 six-day races
  4. Toronto, 8 six-day races
  5. Buffalo, 6 six-day races
  6. Milwaukee, 6 six-day races
  7. Cleveland, 6 six-day races
  8. Pittsburgh, 6 six-day races
  9. Minneapolis, 2 six-day races
  10. Vancouver, 2 six-day races
  11. London, 2 six-day races
  12. Rotterdam, 2 six-day races
  13. Boston, 1 six-day race
  14. Saint Louis, 1 six-day race
  15. Atlantic City, 1 six-day race
  16. Portland, 1 six-day race
  17. Kansas City, 1 six-day race
  18. Columbus, 1 six-day race
  19. Los Angeles, 1 six-day race
  20. San Francisco, 1 six-day race
  21. Antwerp, 1 six-day race
  22. Saint Etienne, 1 six-day race
  23. Paris, 1 six day race
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