|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Born||6 January 1937 in San Carlo de Desio, Monza e Brianza (ITA)|
|Measurements||168 cm / 65 kg|
|Affiliations||Pedale Cambiaghese, Cambiago (ITA)|
Luigi Arienti was one of Italy’s top amateur cyclists when he was selected to race in the team pursuit at the 1960 Rome Olympics. Coming from behind in the final, the Italians defeated Germany by nearly five seconds to win the gold. Arienti immediately turned to professional road racing, but returned to the track. From 1961 to 1965, he finished second in the Italian individual pursuit championship, behind former Olympic champion Leandro Faggin. He was also active in six-days racing, and twice participated in the World Championships in the 50 km. motor paced event, but without success. He ended his career in 1972.
|1960 Summer Olympics||Cycling Track (Cycling)||Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men||Olympic||Italy||1||Gold||Representing Italy|
|1960 Summer Olympics||27 August 1960||Cycling Track (Cycling)||Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men||Quarter-Finals, Heat One||4:29.98||1|
|1960 Summer Olympics||29 August 1960||Cycling Track (Cycling)||Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men||Semi-Finals, Heat Two||4:28.88||1|