When cycling was still an amateur Olympic sport, Giuseppe Olmo was one of the few professional cyclists to have won a gold medal. This came in the team road race at the 1932 Olympics, in which he finished fourth in the individual classification. As a professional, Olmo’s greatest feat was breaking the world hour record by riding 45.090 km in October 1935 at the Vigorelli Velodrome in Milano. Olmo also won Milano-Sanremo in 1935 and 1938. Although he won 20 stages at the Giro d’Italia, he never managed to win the race, placing second in 1936, third in 1935, and fourth in 1934. He later founded his own bike company, Olmo Biciclette.