Franco Marvulli

Franco Marvulli ( born November 11, 1978 in Zurich -Seebach ) is a retired Swiss professional road bicycle racer, who was active mainly on the track.

Sports career

After successes as an amateur in the individual pursuit ( European champion in 1998 and 99) was able to successfully establish Franco Marvulli mainly in the disciplines of the points race, two - team approach ( Madison ) and scratch as well as in Six Days.

Three times Marvulli took part in the Olympic Games. In 2000 he is in the individual pursuit and 15th in 2008, together with Bruno Risi in a two - team driving course 11 In the 2004 Games in Athens he won, together with risk the silver medal in the two - team driving.

In November 2013 Marvulli, who was a " fan favorite " because of its loose type, has announced that the upcoming six-day season will 2013/2014 be his last. The last race he contested the six-day race in Berlin in January 2014.


A few days after his retirement from cycling Marvulli won the event Joke snow frost World Championship on Flumserberg, which was organized for the fourth time by radio Zürisee.


In March 2014 was appointed honorary member Franco Marvulli from the Swiss Cycling Federation Swiss Cycling.

Key Achievements

  • Two - team approach ( Madison ): Silver medalist at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens ( with Bruno Risi)
  • World Champion 2003, 2007 and Vice World Champion 2004 ( with Bruno Risi)
  • European Champion 2004, 2006 ( with Bruno Risi)
  • Scratch: World Champion 2002, 2003
  • Tracking: European Champion 1998, 1999
  • Omnium: European Champion 2001-2003
  • 31 victories in Six Days:
  • 7 World Cup wins (three times Madison, points race twice, once scratch, once tracking)
  • 33 Swiss champions in various disciplines