Attilio Pavesi

Attilio Pavesi ( born October 1, 1910 in Caorso, Italy; † August 2, 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina ) was an Italian cyclist.


Pavesi won the gold medal in the 100 -km individual time trial at the Olympic Summer Games 1932 in Los Angeles. He covered the distance in 2 hours 28 min. 5 sec, equivalent to an average speed of 40.514 km / h. Together with Guglielmo Segato, the silver medalist in the individual competition, and Giuseppe Olmo won Pavesi also the team standings.

1933 Pavesi professional in the team Maino -Clement, 1934, he drove for Bianchi. Outstanding results as a professional he not scored. At the outbreak of the Second World War he was for a six day race in Buenos Aires and decided to stay in Argentina. There he opened a bicycle shop and organized bike races.

In the velodrome of Fiorenzuola d' Arda, 2008, the " Museo Attilio Pavesi " was opened and named the velodrome in the meantime after him. He died at the age of 100 years in a retirement home in Buenos Aires, as at that time the oldest still living Olympic champion.