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Attilio Pavesi

Full name: Attilio Pavesi
Gender: Male
Born: October 1, 1910 in Caorso, Piacenza, Italy
Died: August 2, 2011 in José Clemente Paz, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Attilio Pavesi was the 11th child in an Italian family from the Emilia-Romagna region. In 1931 he had won the Coppa Caldirola, and early in 1932 he was second at the Giro di Sicilia. Only an alternate for the 1932 Italian team in the Olympic road race, he showed his form in Los Angeles in two selection races and was moved onto the team. Pavesi won the time trial road race and led Italy to gold in the team road race. After the Olympics, he had a short professional career. In 1933 he placed 62nd at Milano-Sanremo, and he was 52nd in the 1934 Giro d'Italia. At the beginning of World War II, Pavesi moved to San Miguel, Argentina where he opened a bike shop and organized cycle races. At his death in 2011, he was the oldest living Olympic gold medalist.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Italy ITA 1 Gold
1932 Summer 21 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 21 Los Angeles Cycling Italy Final Standings 1 2-28:05.6

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Cycling Italy ITA Final Standings 1 2-28:05.6
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