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Six Day Races in Latin America

Most reports of Six Day cycle races concentrate on those held in Europe, some also include Canada and the USA. But few mention the races held in South and Central America. This is not a comprehensive study - rather a basic list so that Spanish / Portuguese speakers know to where to look.

Summary

Country

Venue

Editions

First

Last

Most Wins

ARG

Buenos Aires

25

1936

2000

Jorge BATIZ (5)

ARG

Mar del Plata

1

1995

1995

Gabriel CURUCHET, Juan CURUCHET (1)

BRZ

Rio de Janeiro

1

1956

1956

Severino RIGONI, Bruno SIVILOTTI (1)

BRZ

Sao Paulo

2

1957

1959

Severino RIGONI, Bruno SIVILOTTI,
Antonio ALBA, Claudio ROSA (1)

BRZ

Uberlandia

1

1959

1959

Antonio ALBA, Claudio ROSA (1)

COL

Medellin

1

1997

1997

Silvio MARTINELLO, Marco VILLA (1)

MEX

Aguascalientes

4

2001

2007

8 riders all with 1 victory each

URG

Montevideo

1

1959

1959

Antonio ALEXANDRE, Angel DE LOS SANTOS (1)

 

Total

36

 

 

 

AquascalientesPiste

Aguascalientes Velodrome, Mexico - home to the most recently recorded Sixes in Latin America.

Batiz-Coppi1958

Latin America’s biggest Six Day winner - Jorge BATIZ; racing with here with partner Fausto Coppi; probably at the Buenos Aires Six in 1958.

The Buenos Aires Six has the longest history and a great list of competitors - from Europe / North America as well Latin America.

Jorge Batiz won here with Fausto Coppi, Mino De Rossi, Miguel Poblet and twice with Richardo Senn. He was also second here with Ramon Vasquez in 1961 and raced in Europe; twice finishing second in the Madrid Six (with Poblet then Timoner).

However there are few sources of detailed information to be found - apart from “Memoire du Cyclisme”.

 

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