Kurt Betschart

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Kurt Betschart
Kurt Betschart and Renate Franz.jpg
Personal information
Full name Kurt Betschart
Born (1968-08-25) 25 August 1968 (age 49)
Erstfeld, Switzerland
Team information
Discipline Track
Role Retired Rider
Rider type Six Day
Professional team(s)
1991 Seco
1992 Seco-Scott, Bleiker
1993 Seco-Scott, Amore & Vita-Galatron
1994 I.K.O. - Corratec, Decarte - Ovronnaz
1995 I.K.O. - Corratec
1996 Wheeler
1997 Diamont Back
1998–2006 Mobel Marki
Major wins
37 "Six Day" wins
1st in National Track Championship 2001, Points
European Madison Champion (with Bruno Risi) 1995

Kurt Betschart born 25 August 1968 in Erstfeld Switzerland is a former professional cyclist. He was a Six Day Track specialist holding a world record 37 victories with the same partner, Bruno Risi. He had a total of 47 professional victories[1] and represented Switzerland at the Olympic games. After sixteen years in professional cycling Kurt retired on 26 July 2006.[2]

Olympic Games[edit]

2000 Summer Olympics - Sydney
11th, Men's Madison (Track cycling)[3]

Palmares[edit]

1991
2nd in Giro del Lago Maggiore - GP Knorr (SUI)
3rd, Six-Days of Zurich (with Bruno Risi)
1992
1st, Six-Days of Dortmund (with Bruno Risi)
3rd in Giro dei Sei Comuni (SUI)
2nd in Giro del Lago Maggiore - GP Knorr (SUI)
3rd in München, Six Days (GER)
3rd in General Classification Niederoesterreich Rundfahrt (AUT)
1st in Zürich, Six Days (SUI); + Bruno Risi
2nd in General Classification GP Brissago (SUI)
1993
1st, Six Days' of Zürich (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six Days' of Dortmund (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six Days' of Ghent (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six Days' of München (with Bruno Risi)
2nd, National Team Pursuit Championship (with Bruno Risi/Büchler/Gisler)
3rd, Six Days' of Bremen (with Bruno Risi)
1994
1st, Six-Days' of København (DEN)(with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six-Days' of München (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six-Days' of Bordeaux (FRA) (with Bruno Risi)
3rd, Six-Days' of Antwerpen (BEL) (with Bruno Risi)
2nd in Bremen, Six Days (GER)
2nd in Dortmund, Six Days (GER)
3rd in Hegiberg-Rundfahrt (SUI)
3rd in Köln, Six Days (GER)
2nd in Stuttgart, Six Days (GER)
2nd in Zürich, Six Days (SUI)
1995
European Union European Madison Champion (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six-Days' of Bremen (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six-Days' of Köln (with Bruno Risi)
1st in Zürich, Six Days (SUI); + Bruno Risi
3rd, bronze medalist(s)3rd World Madison Championship (with Bruno Risi), Bogota
2nd in Dortmund, Six Days (GER)
2nd in Stuttgart, Six Days (GER)
3rd in Herning, Six Days (DEN)
1996
1st, Six-Days' of Ghent (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six-Days' of København (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six-Days' of Zürich (with Bruno Risi)
2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd European Madison Championship (with Bruno Risi)
2nd, National Team Pursuit Championship (with Bruno Risi/Gisler/Strüby)
2nd in Bassano del Grappa, Six Days (ITA)
2nd in Bremen, Six Days (GER)
2nd in München, Six Days (GER)
2nd in Milano, Six Days (ITA)
2nd in Stuttgart, Six Days (GER)
2nd in National Championship, Track, Team Pursuit, Elite, Switzerland, Zürich (SUI)
3rd in Dortmund, Six Days (GER)
3rd in Erstfeld (SUI)
1997
1st, Six-Days' of Dortmund (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six-Days' of Leipzig (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six-Days' of München (with Bruno Risi)
2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd European Madison Championship (with Bruno Risi)
2nd in Bordeaux, Six Days (FRA)
2nd in European Championship, Track, Madison, Elite
2nd in Stuttgart, Six Days (GER)
2nd in Milano, Six Days (ITA)
2nd in Zürich, Six Days (SUI)
3rd in Herning, Six Days (DEN)
3d in Bremen, Six Days (GER)
3rd in Bassano del Grappa, Six Days (ITA)
1998
1st, Six-Days' of München (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six-Days' of Stuttgart (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six-Days' of Herning (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six-Days' of Zürich (with Bruno Risi)
2nd in Dortmund, Six Days (GER)
3rd in Bremen, Six Days (GER)
3rd in København, Six Days (DEN)
3rd in Hyères, Madison, Hyères (FRA)
1999
1st, Six-Days' of Bremen (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six-Days' of Dortmund (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six-Days' of Zürich (with Bruno Risi)
2nd in München, Six Days (GER)
2nd in Fiorenzuola d' Arda, Six Days (ITA)
2000
1st, Six-Days of München (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six-Days of Zürich (with Bruno Risi, Markus Zberg)
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3rd European Madison Championship (with Bruno Risi)
3rd in Dortmund, Six Days (GER)
3rd in Fiorenzuola d' Arda, Six Days (ITA)
2001
Switzerland 1st in National Championship, Track, Points race, Zürich, Switzerland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3rd European Madison Championship (with Bruno Risi)
1st in Dachau (GER)
2nd in Dortmund, Six Days (GER)
2nd in Ghent, Six Days (BEL)
2nd in München, Six Days (GER)
2nd in Torino, Six Days (ITA)
3rd in Zürich, Six Days (SUI)
3rd in Weil-am-Rhein (GER)
2nd in Silenen - Amsteg - Bristen (SUI)
2002
1st, Six-Days' of Bremen (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six-Days' of Ghent (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six-Days' of Stuttgart (with Bruno Risi)
2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd European Madison Championship (with Bruno Risi)
1st in Silenen - Amsteg - Bristen (SUI)
1st in Stadtkriterium Thun (SUI)
1st in Osnabrück, Derny (GER)
2nd in München, Six Days (GER)
2nd in City Night Rhede, Derny (GER)
2nd in Rominger Classic, Engelberg (SUI)
3rd in Dortmund, Six Days (GER)
3rd in Torino, Six Days (ITA)
3rd in København, Six Days (DEN)
3rd in Stuttgart-Hohenheim (GER)
2003
3rd, bronze medalist(s) European Madison Championship (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six-Days' of Berlin (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six-Days' of Dortmund (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six-Days' of München (with Bruno Risi)
2nd in Amsterdam, Six Days (NED)
1st in Osnabrück (GER)
1st in Dachau (GER)
3rd in Chur - Arosa (SUI)
2nd in Stage 1 Rominger Classic (SUI)
2nd in Stage 2 Rominger Classic (SUI)
3rd in Trois Jours d'Aigle (SUI)
3rd in Ghent, Six Days (BEL)
3rd in Schattdorf (SUI)
2004
1st, Six-Days of Bremen (with Bruno Risi)
1st in Silenen - Amsteg - Bristen (SUI)
1st in Gelsenkirchen (b) (GER)
2nd in Stuttgart, Six Days (GER)
2nd in Amsterdam, Six Days (NED)
3rd in Einhausen - Entega GP (GER)
3rd in Dahme Trophy (GER)
2005
1st, Six-Days of Stuttgart (with Bruno Risi & Franco Marvulli)
1st, Six-Days' of Amsterdam (with Bruno Risi)
1st, Six-Days' of Berlin (with Bruno Risi)
2nd in Rotterdam, Six Days (NED)
2nd in Bremen, Six Days (GER)
2nd in Trois Jours d'Aigle (SUI)
2nd in Dortmund, Six Days (GER)
3rd in München, Six Days (GER)
3rd in Ghent, Six Days (BEL)
2006
2nd in København, Six Days (DEN)
3rd in Stuttgart, Six Days (GER)

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Wins at the Ghent six day 1993,1996,2002