Mino De Rossi

Mino De Rossi ( born May 21, 1931 in Arquata Scrivia ) is a former Italian cyclist, world champion and Olympic champion.

1951 Mino De Rossi amateur world champion in the individual pursuit. The following year he was in Helsinki Olympic gold medalist in the team pursuit, together with Marino Morettini, Guido Messina and Lori Campana. He also won in 1952 at the Track World Championships in Paris in pursuit of the title of Vice - World Champion, which, however, had not met his expectations: Before the final, which he lost to Dutchman Piet van Heusden, he was by his own success as been convinced that he had already distributed autograph cards with the inscription " world Champions 1951/1952 ".

Afterwards, De Rossi took to the pros over, drove numerous classics, but came via a third place at the Tour of Lombardy not go in 1954. Between 1957 and 1965 he also started at 48 six-day races, of which he won two: 1959 in Buenos Aires, Jorge Bátiz and 1963 in Montreal with Ferdinando Terruzzi. 1967 ended De Rossi his cycling career.