Leandro Faggin

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Leandro Faggin
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Leandro Faggin at Velodromo Vigorelli
Personal information
Born (1933-07-18)18 July 1933
Padua, Italy
Died 6 December 1970(1970-12-06) (aged 37)
Padua, Italy
Team information
Discipline Track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter

Leandro Faggin (18 July 1933 – 6 December 1970) was an Italian racing cyclist, Olympic champion and world champion in track cycling.

Biography[edit]

He won a gold medal in the 1000 m time trial at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.[1] He was also a member of the Italian team that won a gold medal in team pursuit at the 1956 Olympics.[2]

He is three times gold winner in individual pursuit in the UCI Track World Championships, from 1963, 1965 and 1966, and has also three silver medals and three bronze medals.

Death[edit]

Faggin died of cancer aged just 37 years in 1970. In the 2000s, his name was included into a list of cases under investigation for possible use of doping in cycling.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1956 Summer Olympics – Melbourne, Australia – Cycling" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 7 June 2008)
  2. ^ "Leandro Faggin Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Quando Faggin aveva le ali" (in Italian). mattinodipadova.it. Retrieved 10 May 2012.