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Pierfranco Vianelli

Full name: Pierfranco Vianelli
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: October 20, 1946 in Provaglio d'Iseo, Brescia, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Pierfranco Vianelli came to the 1968 Mexico City Olympics as a favorite in the road race, having won the GC at the Giro della Valle d’Aosta earlier in the year, and two Grand Prix races in 1967. He did not disappoint, winning the gold medal in the road race and helping Italy to a bronze medal in the team time trial. He turned professional after the Olympics and rode in the pro peloton from 1969-72, starting with [Eddy Merckx]’s Molteni team. Vianelli finished seventh at the 1969 Tour de France, but his only major professional win came on stage 17 of the 1971 Giro d’Italia, in which he finished fifth overall and second in the mountains classification.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Italy ITA 1 Gold
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial Italy ITA 3 Bronze

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Cycling Italy Final Standings 1 4-41:25.24 -----

Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Cycling Italy ITA Final Standings 3 2-10:18.74
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