John Chiselko Passes Away

John Chiselko with Pop Kugler

John Chiselko, Tour of Somerville winner passes away from complications of the Coronavirus. He was 83. Chiselko is the only Somerville resident to win the Tour in 1954 as a 17-year old high school senior. He is the youngest winner of the Tour, a record that still stands today. He was also a junior national champion and winner of the best all-around rider in the United States two years running. He is pictured here with Pop Kugler, who launched the Tour of Somerville in 1940. Pop was his coach and John worked in Pop’s bike shop.


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