Sante Gaiardoni

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Sante Gaiardoni
Sante Gaiardoni 1960.jpg
Gaiardoni at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Sante Gaiardoni
Born (1939-06-29) 29 June 1939 (age 77)
Villafranca di Verona, Italy
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb; 10.4 st)
Team information
Current team Retired
Role Rider

Sante Gaiardoni (born 29 June 1939) is a retired Italian cyclist. He won two gold medals at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, in the 1000 m time trial and the 1000 m sprint.[1] Between 1958 and 1970 he won two gold, four silver and two bronze medals in sprint events at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships.[2]

After retirement in 1971 he ran a bicycle shop in Lorenteggio, Milan. In the 2000s he was active in politics and took part in the 2006 Italian municipal elections.[3] In 2010, together with journalist Francesco Lodi, he published a book Quando la Rabbia si trasforma in Vittoria ("When the anger turns into victory") describing his early life until 1960.[4]


  1. ^ Sante Gaiardoni.
  2. ^ Sante Gaiardoni.
  3. ^ Spazi per le bici e nuovo Vigorelli Scende in pista Sante Gaiardoni. (2006-04-30)
  4. ^ Sante Gaiardoni and Francesco Lodi (2010) Quando la Rabbia si trasforma in Vittoria

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