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Orfeo Pizzoferrato

Full name: Orfeo Pizzoferrato
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: January 19, 1951 in Venere, Pescina, L'Aquila, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Prior to the 1976 Olympics, Orfeo Pizzoferrato had won the 1975 Coppa San Geo, and at the World Championships, on the track, Pizzoferrato had placed second in the individual pursuit in 1974 and third in 1975. He raced through the 1979 season as an amateur, winning the 1978 Italian Championship in team pursuit, and also rode in the 1977 Peace Race, finishing 79th. In 1980 he turned professional, placing sixth at the 1980 World Championships in the professional individual pursuit. His brother, Lino, and his son, Claudio, also were competitive cyclists.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Cycling Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres Italy ITA 5

Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Cycling Italy Quarter-Finals Heat One 2 4:47.89
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Cycling Italy Round One Heat Four 1 QU 4:48.41
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Cycling Italy Qualifying Round Heat Thirteen 2 QU 4:50.44
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