Giuseppe Beghetto

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Giuseppe Beghetto
Giuseppe Beghetto 1971.jpg
Giuseppe Beghetto in 1971
Personal information
Full name Giuseppe Beghetto
Born (1939-10-08) 8 October 1939 (age 78)
Tombolo, Italy
Team information
Discipline Track and road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1962–1966 Termozeta
1967 Ignis
1968 Vittadello
1969–1970 Ferretti
1971–1972 Zonca
1973 Supermercato Calzature

Giuseppe Beghetto (born 8 October 1939) is a retired Italian cyclist who was active between 1958 and 1971 on the road and track. On the track, he won three gold and three silver medals in the sprint at the world championships of 1961–1968. He also won a gold medal in the tandem event at the 1960 Summer Olympics, together with his sprint rival Sergio Bianchetto, and set world records in the 200 m (11.40) and in 1 km (1:08.40). On the road, he won two stages of Giro di Sardegna in 1969 and took part in the 1970 Tour de France.[1]

Personal life[edit]

His sons, Massimo and Luigi are former professional footballers, the former currently a coach. His grandson Andrea is a current footballer for Genoa.[2][3]