Attilio Pavesi

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Attilio Pavesi
Personal information
Born (1910-10-01)1 October 1910
Caorso, Italy
Died 2 August 2011(2011-08-02) (aged 100)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Team information
Role Rider

Attilio Pavesi (1 October 1910 – 2 August 2011) was an Italian cyclist and Olympic champion. He won a gold medal at the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, in the Individual Road Race,[1] as well as a gold medal in the Team Road Race. He turned 100 in October 2010.[2] He died at the age of almost 101 years, on August 2 of the next year, in a retirement home of Buenos Aires, Argentina.[3] At the time of his death he was thought to be the oldest surviving Olympic champion [4] and one of the oldest living Olympic competitors.

Early life[edit]

Pavesi was the 11th child in an affluent family in Caorso, Emilia-Romagna.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Pavesi turned professional after his Olympic victories, but his only subsequent success was a stage win in the 1934 Tour of Tuscany.[5]

At the start of World War II he emigrated to Argentina where he took part in Six-day racing in Buenos Aires.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile: "Attilio Pavesi"databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on January 4, 2008)
  2. ^ "Ciclismo - Pavesi compie cento anni" (in Italian). Sport Piacenza. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  3. ^ "Addio a Pavesi Ultracentenario olimpionico" (in Italian). Gazzetta.it. 2011-08-03. Retrieved 2011-08-03. 
  4. ^ "Oldest Olympic champ dies at 100". ABC News. 2011-08-04. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  5. ^ a b c Cycling News, August 4 2011, 1932 Olympic champion dies, aged 100