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Cesare Zanzottera

Full name: Cesare Zanzottera
Gender: Male
Born: June 29, 1886 in Busto Garolfo, Milano, Italy
Died: June 28, 1961 in Legnano, Milano, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Cesare Zanzottera was a top Italian cyclist in the first decade of the 20th century. Prior to his Olympic appearance he won events both on the track and the road, winning the 1908 Italian title in the sprint, and the 1907 Coppa del Re. In 1906 he had finished 3rd in the Coppa del Re and second in Milano-Modène. After the 1908 Olympics, Zanzottera turned professional, joining the Legnano team, and won the Milano-Modène race in 1909. He also raced three times in the Giro d’Italia, placing well down in 1909 and not finishing in 1910-11. In 1920 he was third in the Giro del Piemonte. Official records do not list Zanzottera as competing in the 1908 Olympics, but rather have Luigi Azzini on the Italian pursuit team. But Italian cycling historians are quite definitive that it was Zanzottera who raced, and not Azzini, who withdrew.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 21 London Cycling Men's 5,000 metres Italy ITA 3 h5 r1/2
1908 Summer 21 London Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Italy ITA AC h2 r1/2 DNF

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 21 London Cycling Italy Round One Heat Five 3

Men's 100 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 21 London Cycling Italy Round One Heat Two AC DNF
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