Bruce Donaghy - Inducted 2004

From Audubon, New Jersey, Bruce “The Torch” Donaghy was the 1974 road and track intermediate champion. He was the national junior kilometer and junior sprint champion in 1977, madison champion in 1979 and team pursuit champion in 1980 and 1981. he was a member of he U.S. team for the Junior Worlds in 1976 and 1977, the Worlds in 1979 and the Olympics in 1980. He was the T-town Men’s Rider of the Year in 1978 and 1984. He was a crowd favorite for many infamous battles with other fiery riders in the miss-and-out and madison events. By speaking more with his pedals than with his mouth, be’s been a role model of what a cycling and professional athlete should be. Bruce was one of the original Bicycle Racing League coaches, helping many juniors win state medals and become national-level racers. He served as a Velodrome board member as well. He continues to advise young riders, pioneering a junior scholarship program through Morgan Stanley, where he is a vice president.

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