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Ercole Baldini

Full name: Ercole Baldini
Nickname(s): Il treno di Forlì
Gender: Male
Born: January 26, 1933 in Villanova de Forli, Forlì-Cesena, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

In 1956, Ercole Baldini had one of the greatest years in amateur cycling history. In addition to winning the Olympic gold medal, he won the world amateur individual pursuit title and broke the world hour record at the Vigorelli Velodrome in Milano. He turned professional later in 1956 and Italian cycling fans envisioned him as the next campionissimo. However, although he won the world professional road race title and the Giro d’Italia in 1958, he was never quite as successful as a professional rider. In 1957 he broke his own world hour record.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Italy ITA 1 Gold
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Cycling Men's Road Race, Team Italy ITA 4

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Cycling Italy Final Standings 1 5-21:17

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Cycling Italy ITA Final Standings 4 1
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