Attilio Pavesi

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Attilio Pavesi
Attilio Pavesi 1931.jpg
Attilio Pavesi in 1931
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
Amateur team(s)

Attilio Pavesi (1 October 1910 – 2 August 2011) was an Italian cyclist who won the individual and team road races at the 1932 Olympics. The same year he placed second in the Giro di Sicilia, and in 1933–35 rode as professional, but with no success.

Pavesi was the 11th child in an affluent family in Caorso, Emilia-Romagna.[1] At the beginning of World War II he immigrated to San Miguel, Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he continued racing, ran his bike shop, and organized cycling races. He died at the age of 100 in a retirement home in Buenos Aires.[2] At the time of his death he was thought to be the oldest surviving Olympic champion[3] and one of the oldest living Olympic competitors.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1932 Olympic champion dies, aged 100. Cycling News, 4 August 2011
  2. ^ "Addio a Pavesi Ultracentenario olimpionico" (in Italian). Gazzetta.it. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Oldest Olympic champ dies at 100". ABC News. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Attilio Pavesi. sports-reference.com