Frank Louis Kramer

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Frank Louis Kramer (1880-1958) was an American gold medal cyclist. He won 16 consecutive national championships from 1901 to 1916. He was inducted into the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame in 1988.

Biography

Kramer was born on September 15, 1880 in Evansville, Indiana.

Kramer won the national championship in 1901 and raced in competitions in Europe in 1905 and 1906.

He also won the UCI Track Cycling World Championships – Men’s sprint at the Newark Velodrome in Newark, New Jersey in 1912. Alfred Grenda of Australia, won the silver medal and André Perchicot won the bronze medal.

Kramer participated in bicycle racing for 27 years until his retirement on July 25, 1922 at the age of 42, after regarding “…racing as too strenuous for one of his age and expressed the belief that to continue would impair his health in later years”. Twenty-three of those years he raced as a professional. Most of his racing was done in the United States of America but he also competed in races in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, and Denmark.

He died on October 8, 1958 in South Orange, New Jersey.

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