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Leandro Faggin

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Rider type  Sprinter
Name  Leandro Faggin

Role  Cyclist
Disciplines  Track cycling
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Born  18 July 1933 Padua, Italy (1933-07-18)
Died  December 6, 1970, Padua, Italy
Olympic medals  Cycling at the 1956 Summer Olympics - Men's 1000m Time Trial
Similar People  Jean Graczyk, Michel Vermeulin, Tom Simpson

Leandro Faggin (18 July 1933 – 6 December 1970) was an Italian racing cyclist, Olympic champion and world champion in track cycling.

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Biography

He won a gold medal in the 1000 m time trial at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. He was also a member of the Italian team that won a gold medal in team pursuit at the 1956 Olympics.

He is three times gold winner in individual pursuit in the UCI Track World Championships, from 1963, 1965 and 1966, and has also three silver medals and three bronze medals.

Death

Faggin died of cancer aged just 37 years in 1970. In the 2000s, his name was included into a list of cases under investigation for possible use of doping in cycling.

References

Leandro Faggin Wikipedia


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