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Giuseppe Olmo

Full name: Giuseppe Olmo
Gender: Male
Born: November 22, 1911 in Celle Ligure, Savona, Italy
Died: March 6, 1992 in Milano, Milano, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

When cycling was still an amateur Olympic sport, Giuseppe Olmo was one of the few professional cyclists to have won a gold medal. This came in the team road race at the 1932 Olympics, in which he finished fourth in the individual classification. As a professional, Olmo’s greatest feat was breaking the world hour record by riding 45.090 km in October 1935 at the Vigorelli Velodrome in Milano. Olmo also won Milano-Sanremo in 1935 and 1938. Although he won 20 stages at the Giro d’Italia, he never managed to win the race, placing second in 1936, third in 1935, and fourth in 1934. He later founded his own bike company, Olmo Biciclette.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Italy ITA 4
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Cycling Men's Road Race, Team Italy ITA 1 Gold

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Cycling Italy Final Standings 4 2-29:48.2

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Cycling Italy ITA Final Standings 1 2-29:48.2