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Franco Giorgetti

Full name: Francesco "Franco" Giorgetti
Gender: Male
Born: October 13, 1902 in Varese, Varese, Italy
Died: March 18, 1983 in Bovisio Masciago, Monza e Brianza, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Franco Giorgetti made his début in 1918 and was not even 18-years-old when he won a gold medal in the team pursuit. He turned professional in 1921, winning the Tour du Lac Léman that year, a rare foray into road racing. Giorgetti was mostly known as a six-day racer in the United States, winning 14 six-day races between 1926-35, where he was very popular. At the 1933 Track World Championships in Paris he was runner-up in the motor paced race with the famous Arthur Pasquier as his pacemaker. Giorgetti won five titles in the US in the motor paced (1927-1930, 1934), also winning two at home in Italy (1933, 1941). He returned to Italy for good just before World War II, retiring after his second Italian title. The “Italian Kid,” as he was called in America, was appointed Cavaliere della Corona d'Italia by King Vittorio Emanuele III in 1938. In 1998 Giorgetti’s statue was unveiled in Bovisio Masciago, where he had passed away in 1983.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 17 Antwerpen Cycling Men's Sprint Italy ITA 2 h8 r2/6
1920 Summer 17 Antwerpen Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Italy ITA 1 Gold
1920 Summer 17 Antwerpen Cycling Men's 50 kilometres Italy ITA 6

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1920 Summer 17 Antwerpen Cycling Italy Round Two Heat Eight 2 ス length behind
1920 Summer 17 Antwerpen Cycling Italy Round One Heat Eleven 2 QU シ wheel behind

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer 17 Antwerpen Cycling Italy ITA Final Round Match 1/2 1 5:14.2
1920 Summer 17 Antwerpen Cycling Italy ITA Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU/OR 5:10.8
1920 Summer 17 Antwerpen Cycling Italy ITA Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 6:20.0

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1920 Summer 17 Antwerpen Cycling Italy Final Standings 6 ½ length behind
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