Giovanni Pettenella

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Giovanni Pettenella
Giovanni Pettenella 1964.jpg
Giovanni Pettenella at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Giovanni Pettenella
Born (1943-03-28)28 March 1943
Caprino Veronese, Italy
Died 20 February 2010(2010-02-20) (aged 66)
Milan, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Team information
Discipline Track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
Ciclistica Corsico, Milan

Giovanni Pettenella (28 March 1943 – 19 February 2010) was an Italian track cyclist. At the 1964 Summer Olympics he won a gold medal in the sprint and a silver in the 1000 m time trial.[1][2] After that he turned professional and competed until 1975. In 1968 he won a bronze medal in the sprint at the world championships.[3]

A marble gravestone on the wall of a crypt
Pettenella's grave at the Monumental Cemetery of Milan, in 2015

He died in Milan, Italy, and is buried at the city's Monumental Cemetery.


  1. ^ "Giovanni Pettenella Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 10 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "1964 Summer Olympics – Tokyo, Japan – Cycling" (Retrieved on June 7, 2008)
  3. ^ Giovanni Pettenella.