Guido Messina

Guido Messina ( born January 4, 1931 in Monreale ) is a former Italian cyclist, an Olympic gold medalist and five -time world champion.

1948, aged 17 years, was Guido Messina in Amsterdam for the first time world champion in the individual pursuit in the amateurs. 1950 and 1951, he finished in third place, respectively; In 1953 he won the world title again. At the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki Messina belonged to the Italian railway - four, who won the gold medal. 1954 Messina turned pro and won the first of three Italian league titles in the pursuit; In 1956 he also won the Omnium.

In the track world championships in 1954 in Cologne Guido Messina won the first of three world championship titles in the individual pursuit of the pros and edged the big favorites Hugo Koblet; In 1957 he was third. In the following years, Messina also drove road race, as the Giro d'Italia and the Tour of Sardinia, but without notable placements. He also started at seven six-day races, best finish was a second place in 1961 in Buenos Aires, together with his fellow countryman Leandro Faggin.

2009 gave Guido Messina its Olympic track cycling the " Museo dei Campionissimi " in Novi Ligure.