1934 Newspaper Articles

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January 21, 1934 - THE SYRACUSE HERALD

Six-Day Bike Race Returns to Buffalo After 19-Yr. Absence

Buffalo. Jan. 20 (AP) --After an absence of 19 years, six-day bicycle racing comes back to Buffalo tomorrow night when 12 teams composed of the country's leading riders start off on the grind which will be concluded at midnight next Saturday.

Headed by the veteran Reggie McNamara, the "Iron Man" of the sport, the field will consist of 24 cyclists split up in two-man teams. McNamara in his 47th year and riding his 99th race, will have Tino Reboli, of Newark, N.J. the youngest rider of the group, as his partner. They will have for opposition such stars as Norman Hill, of San Jose, Calf., and Al Crossley of Bostn, Mass.; Frank Keating of New York and William Grimm of Maplewood, N.J.; Mike de Fillipo of New York and Charles Panaterre of New York; Laurent Gadou of Montreal and Fred Ottevaere of Detroit.

A special track measuring 10 laps to the mile was constructed in the Broadway auditorium for the event under the supervision of Pat Mulvey of Newark.