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Alfredo Dinale

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAlfredo•Dinale
Used nameAlfredo•Dinale
Born11 March 1900 in Vallonara di Marostica, Vicenza (ITA)
Died3 December 1976 in Vicenza, Vicenza (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

Alfredo Dinale was a very good amateur in his early years of competitive cycling. From 1921-24, he excelled both at road and track races, and won the Olympic 4,000 metres team pursuit gold medal at the Paris Olympics. In the 1920s, amateurs were allowed to compete with professionals in road races, and he won the important Coppa Bernocchi and Coppa Crespi.

After turning professional, Dinale specialised in track racing, mostly as a sprinter, and won the Six Days of Dortmund in 1929. He was also a good support rider to Alfredo Binda in the Legnano team. In the 1929 Giro d’Italia, Binda won eight consecutive stages in a row, but Dinale was able to win two stages, Siena-La Spezia, and the last stage, between Alessandria and Milano. His best general classification at the Giro was 19th in 1928.

From 1931 to the end of his career three years later, Dinale competed only in track races, with some good results. He won the Six Days of Frankfurt (with the German Karl Goebel) and Six Days of Paris (with the 1924 Milano-San Remo winner, Pietro Linari). Other victories with Linari, included the “25 hours“ of Breslau (Poland) and Bruxelles, and the Paris Madison, with Learco Guerra when they broke the Madison speed record with an average of 47.8 km/h.

After his retirement, Dinale worked for the famous bicycle company Campagnolo and, as a technical instructor, and also founded the Scuola di Ciclismo for young athletes in the city of Vicenza.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) ITA Alfredo Dinale
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Italy 1 Gold
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 6

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