Bunki Bankaitis-Davis

Bunki Bankaitis-Davis

2021 Inductee:  Modern Road and Track

Bunki Bankaitis-Davis

In this photo provided by PhotoSport International shows 1987 Tour of Texas Time Trial ‘Bunki’ Bankaitis-Davis (USA) Team 7-Eleven

Bunki Bankaitis-Davis’ career highlights include being a five-time member of the US World Championship Team, member of the 1988 US Olympic Team, and seven-time member of the US National Team (Women’s Team Captain and National TTT Champion in 1992). Her most treasured result was winning the 1992 World Team Time Trial Championship alongside teammates Jan Bolland, Jeanne Golay and Eve Stephenson.

A consistent standout on the international stage between 1985 and 1992, Bunki accomplished multiple Top-3 individual results in the premier women’s events of the time, including the Tour de France Féminin, Tour of Molenheike, Post Giro World Cup, European Spring Classics, Coors Classic, Tour of Texas, Ore-Ida Women’s Challenge and the U.S. Olympic Trials. She raced for some of the top trade teams of her era, including 7-Eleven, Centurion and Look.

Bunki Bankaitis-DavisSadly, Bunki passed away on January 29, 2021, following a seven-year cancer battle. Bunki made a habit of tackling every stage in life, sport and business with spirit, determination, excellence, kindness and good humor.