Luigi Gilardi had placed 38th at the 1915 Giro di Lombardia, and was selected to ride the 50 km track race at the 1920 Olympics. After the 1920 Olympics, he turned professional in 1921, racing briefly from 1921-24 in the pro peloton after placing third at the 1921 Italian amateur road race championship. His only major victory as a pro came in 1921 when he won the Trois Vallées Varésines. He raced the Giro d’Italia twice, failing to finish in 1922 and placing 27th in 1924.
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|1920 Summer||22||Antwerpen||Cycling||Italy||Final Standings||AC||DNF|