Heiri Suter

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Heiri Suter (1926)

Heinrich "Heiri" Suter (born July 10, 1899 in Gränichen , † November 6, 1978 in Bülach ) was a Swiss cyclist .

Heiri Suter was considered a classic specialist and competed as a professional for 23 years from 1918 to 1941, celebrating a total of 57 major victories. In 1923 he was the first driver to achieve the “double” Paris – Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders within a year , a success that was only achieved in 2010 by another Swiss driver, Fabian Cancellara .

Suter was the youngest of six brothers ( Franz , Paul , Fritz, Max and Gottfried) who were all racing drivers. The most successful next Heiri was Paul, the 1923 stayer - World Champion was. Suter later turned to the standing race and was led to two championship titles by his brother Paul.

A nephew of the Suter brothers, son of one of the two sisters, was Heiri Hächler (1926–2001), director of the Hallenstadion in Zurich from 1958 to 1980 and president of the “ Union Internationale des Vélodromes ”, an association of six-day organizers.


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  1. Blick.ch: “Heiri Suter: Cancellara's legendary predecessor”, accessed on July 12, 2019
  2. Peter Schnyder (Ed.): Oerlikon race track . AS Verlag, Zurich 2012, ISBN 978-3-909111-95-4 , p. 80-82 .
  3. Velo Gotha , Brussels 1984, pp. 504f.
  4. NZZ v. October 26, 2001