George Banker...World Champion?

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  1. Race170

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    The Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, PA is organizing
    sports memorabila for their sports section. They intend to
    include an area for cycling. George Banker who rode for the
    Pittsburgh Athletic Club is identified as the "1st American
    World Champion". This apparently occurred around the late
    1800's, however, there is little info. found locally about
    this rider. If you have info. on George Banker or know where
    his palmares can be found, please email me at
    [email protected] Thank you - Fred Baldassare
     
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    RESULTS OF GEORGE BANKER IN EUROPA

    1892 (grand BI) Brownsville 1 place
    Springfield with C Hess (tandem) 1 place Worldrecord 1 mile

    1894 G P Paris 1 place
    GP UVF Paris 2 place
    26 8 1894 - 500 m in 35" 2/5 (1 place)
    1895 GP UVF (France) 1 place
    GP Antwerp(en) (Belgium) 1 place
    GP Roubaix (France) 1 place
    Austrian Derby 1 place
    Paris race 3 place
    - W C Köln (Germany) sprint
    1 manche: 1 Banker, 2 Huet, 3 Protin (protest Protin)
    2 manche: 1 Protin, 2 Banker, 3 Huet (protest Banker)
    no 3 manche

    after this: patient of Typhoid

    1898 come back
    W C Vienna (Austria) 1 Banker, 2 Frans Verheyen (Bel), 3 Jacquelin (France)

    winter 1898 GP Tunis 1 place

    1899 Austrian Derby 1 place
    GP Oostende (Belgium) 1 place


    Greatings from Belgium








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    Hi Fred: I just stumbled across your post. I'm the curator at the Heinz History Center working on the biking section. I've been looking for info on George Banker and coming up with frustratingly little on him. How did you learn about the exhibit? And do you know anything about George? I've been able to find some info on his family, particulalry on his brother Arthur, but George seems to disappear from Pittsburgh around 1905. I've never been able to find a photo of him. I'll have to write and thank the person in Belgium. That's the first real info I've seen on him. Lauren Uhl Heinz History Center [email protected]
     
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