Re: [CR]Nancy Burghart, national champion from Jackson Heights


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Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 14:28:08 -0400
From: "Edward Albert" <Edward.H.Albert@hofstra.edu>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, <MSilver@iso.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Nancy Burghart, national champion from Jackson Heights


FYI, Nancy and her twin sister Liz (also a national champion) were started in their racing careers by Dick Power and are central characters in a book I am doing about Dick. Nancy, who now lives in Maine, was just elected to the US Bicycling Hall of Fame and will be inducted in October. Liz, lives in Westchester County, NY just a mile from my own home and has started riding again "seriously" and will be competing in the Masters division of the New York State "Empire State Games" later this month. Edward Albert Chappaqua, NY, USA
>>> "Silver, Mordecai" <MSilver@iso.com> 07/11/07 2:13 PM >>> Great article from the New York Times, June 23, 1968:

http://www.velocitynation.com/article.aspx?ID=1548&CID=1

Her palmares:

http://www.usicycling.org/articles_entry.php?article=2003_pastgreats

Women's National Champion (1962, 1964 and 1965) Won all three women's championships, Sprint, Pursuit and Road (1967 and 1968) Nancy won a total of Nine National Championships

Mordecai Silver
NYC