Cesare Pinarello

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameCesare•Pinarello
Used nameCesare•Pinarello
Born5 October 1932 in Treviso, Treviso (ITA)
Died2 August 2012 in Treviso, Treviso (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

A second cousin to Giovanni “Nane” Pinarello, who founded the famous Pinarello bicycle shop in Treviso, which has supplied cycles to such stars as Miguel Indurain, Jan Ullrich, Erik Zabel and Bradley Wiggins, to name a few, Cesare Pinarello was the top Italian amateur track sprinter at the start of the 1950s. As an amateur, Pinarello won two Olympic tandem bronzes – in 1952 with Antonio Maspes and 1956 with Giuseppe Ogna, sprint silver at the 1953 World Championships and sprint bronze at the 1955 Worlds. He was also twice Italian sprint champion (1953, 1955), and in 1953 was six-day champion in Milano and won the amateur København Grand Prix. Pinarello turned professional in 1957 and rode for such teams as Ignis, Philco, Termozeta Dei and GBC until his retirement in 1968. After his retirement, Pinarello ran a coffee shop in Treviso and also managed local amateur teams, most notably GS Zalf-Fior in the 1980s.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) ITA Cesare Pinarello
Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Antonio Maspes 3 Bronze
1956 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) ITA Cesare Pinarello
Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Giuseppe Ogna 3 Bronze