1 October 1910|
||2 August 2011
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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, as well as a gold medal in the Team Road Race. He turned 100 in October 2010. He died at the age of almost 101 years, on August 2 of the next year, in a retirement home of Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the time of his death he was thought to be the oldest surviving Olympic champion and one of the oldest living Olympic competitors.
Pavesi was the 11th child in an affluent family in Caorso, Emilia-Romagna.
Pavesi turned professional after his Olympic victories, but his only subsequent success was a stage win in the 1934 Tour of Tuscany.
At the start of World War II he emigrated to Argentina where he took part in Six-day racing in Buenos Aires.