Tony Gowland

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Tony Gowland
Personal information
Full name Anthony J Gowland
Born (1945-05-13) May 13, 1945 (age 72)
 England
 United Kingdom
Team information
Discipline Track and Road
Role Rider
Rider type Six day specialist
Amateur team(s)
- Polytechnic CC
Professional team(s)
1968 Falcon
1969–1970 Carlton - Truwel
1971 TI - Carlton
1972–1973 Skol
1974–1975 Bantel
1976 Skol
1977 Midlet - B.S.A.
1978 Midlet - Chrysler

Anthony J Gowland, known as Tony Gowland (born 13 May 1945 [1] in Hendon, London[2]) is an English competitive track cyclist,[3] and a former six-day rider.[4] He was a professional cyclist between 1968 and 1978.[1]

Gowland was a talented track rider as an amateur before turning professional for Carlton, a subsidiary of Raleigh. Turning professional allowed him to ride the London Six, often called the Skol Six, in 1968. He signed his contract, with organiser Ron Webb, in the office of Cycling Weekly in Fleet Street, London. In 1971 he came second in London and won in Montreal, with Gianni Motta of Italy. In 1972 he won the London Six with the Belgian rider, Patrick Sercu.

In 1978 Gowland held a training session at Harlow for riders interested in riding six-day races. They were called the Tony Gowland Master Class and almost all the Harlow club riders turned out.[4]

Gowland lives in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire.

Palmarès[edit]

1965
2nd tandem sprint, British National Tandem Sprint Championships, Amateur, (with Ian Alsop)
1966
Amateur 50 mile Madison, Salford Park, gold (with Ian Alsop)
1967
2nd Tandem Sprint, British National Tandem Sprint Championships, Amateur, (with Ian Alsop)
3rd Amateur 50 mile Madison, Herne Hill (with Ian Alsop)
1968
3rd Heage (GBR)
1st Remington (GBR)
10th London, Six Days (GBR); with Piet Van Der Lans
1969
1st Folkestone (GBR)
3rd Rochester (GBR)
6th London, Six Days (GBR); with Piet Van Der Lans
1970
2nd London, Six Days (GBR); with Sigi Renz
1971
3rd British National Stayers Championships, Elite
2nd London, Six Days (GBR); with Alain Van Lancker
1st Montréal, Six Days (CAN); with Gianni Motta
1972
1st London six day (Wembley), with Patrick Sercu[5]
1st Balderton (GBR)
3rd Woodstock (GBR)
1973
4th London, Six Days (GBR); with Graeme Gilmore
1974
2nd Black Park (GBR)
3rd London, Six Days (GBR); with Sigi Renz
1975
2nd London, Six Days (GBR); with Wilfried Peffgen
1st Morecambe (GBR)
1977
4th London, Six Days (GBR); with Gunther Haritz
1978
5th London, Six Days (GBR); with Patrick Sercu

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tony Gowland". The Cycling Website. 
  2. ^ "subst:BDM Apr/May/Jun 1945, Hendon". Ancestry (registration required - free). 
  3. ^ "Scottish Sports Hall of Fame". [dead link]
  4. ^ a b "The History of Harlow Cycling Club 1956-1996". Harlow CC. 
  5. ^ David Hibberd. "Memories of a Six Day Fan". 

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