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Giuseppe Olmo

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGiuseppe•Olmo
Used nameGiuseppe•Olmo
Born22 November 1911 in Celle Ligure, Savona (ITA)
Died6 March 1992 in Milano, Milano (ITA)
Measurements167 cm
NOC Italy

Biography

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.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) ITA Giuseppe Olmo
Road Race, Individual, Men (Olympic) 4
Road Race, Team, Men (Olympic) Italy 1 Gold