Franco Gandini

Franco Gandini ( born July 27, 1936 in Parma ) is an Italian former racing cyclist and Olympic champion.

At the Olympic Games in Melbourne in 1956 Franco Gandini won the gold medal in the team pursuit, together with Leandro Faggin, Valentino Gasparella, Virginio Pizzali and Antonio Domenicali with a new world and Olympic record ( 4:37,4 min). In the Track World Championships the following year he became vice - world champion in the individual pursuit of amateurs, 1958, he finished at the Track World Championships in the individual pursuit in third place. In 1960 he ended his cycling career.

In the 1957 Track World Championships came to a scandal: Gandini had been declared by the competition judges to become world champion and was already on the lap of honor when the decision but subject to revision, his compatriot Carlo Simonigh was declared the winner of the race.

Franco Gandini is currently the only Olympic champion from Parma. He is the younger brother of the track cyclist Aldo Gandini.