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1934 - Victory for Britain

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From 13 to 21-July-1934

It has now been confirmed that the venue was London Olympia. And that the starters were -

Van Kempen - Cozens
Bartell - Malmesi
Kilian - Vopel
Vroomen - Miethe
Winter - Ottevaire
Terry - Buhler
Bockum - Muller
Piano - Giliberti
Audy - Lepage
Clignet - Coomans
Anhes - Aerts
Marcillac - Louyet

 

COZENS AND KEMPEN WIN SIX-DAY RACE
LONDON, July 21. — At Olympia Syd Cozens and Van Kempen won a six-day cycle race with 1,406 sprint points. They covered 2,486 miles in 143 hours.” West Australian (Perth, WA) 23-Jul-1934

INTERNATIONAL SIX DAYS’ RACE
The Times (London, England) Tuesday 17-Jul-1934 and Monday 23-Jul-1934

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1. Syd COZENS

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Piet van KEMPEN

2,486 miles

1,406 pts

2. Gustav KILIAN

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Heinz VOPEL

at 1 lap

1,129 pts

3. Fred OTTEVAIRE

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Charly WINTER

 

677 pts

4. Werner MIETHE

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Josef VROOMEN

 

599 pts

5. Hans BOCKHOM

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Ernst MULLER

at 2 laps

274 pts

6. Frank BARTELL

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Alfredo MALMESI

 

234 pts

7. Joseph CLIGNET

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Gabriel MARCILLAC

 

192 pts

8. Jules AUDY

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Henri LEPAGE

at 3 laps

636 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rider Pen Portraits

Sydney Turner (Syd) COZENS

b: 17-Jul-1908 Chorlton, Manchester
d: 5-Feb-1985 New Brunswick, Canada

2nd Toronto Six Day 1934
Manager - BSA Cycles 1953/54; Hercules 1955;
GB Manager Tour de France 1955

Piet van KEMPEN

b: 12-Dec-1898 Ooltgensplaat, Zuid-Holland
d: 5-May-1985 Brussel

1st 32 Six Day Races 1921-1937

Gustav KILIAN

b: 3-Nov-1907 Luxembourg
d: 19-Oct-2000 Dortmund

Known in Germany as the “kaiser” of the Six-Day, winning 34 races between 1934 and 1951. He became a top coach, guiding Germany’s four-man pursuit team to three gold medals and six world championships between 1962 and 1976. Kilian stopped coaching at age 70, his teams gaining 17 gold medals at major events. He was a close personal friend of boxing legend Max Schmeling.

Fred OTTEVAIRE

b: 12-Sep-1913 USA

1st Toronto Six Day 1934
1st Buffalo Six Day 1934
1st Minneapolis Six Day 1935
1st Detroit Six Day 1936
1st Minneapolis Six Day 1936
1st Kansas City Six Day 1937

Heinz VOPEL

b: 5-Apr-1908 Dortmund
d: 22-Jun-1959

Partner of Gustav Kilian winning 29 Six Day Races 1934-1951

 

Facts about these races are lacking - and even the limited info is sometimes contradictory.

Does anyone have any original records or press reports?

1923-1980 British Riders and Race Programmes

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