Historic Overview Giuseppe Olmo

Rider

Overall Rank468
NameGiuseppe OLMO
Country
  Italy
Date of birth22-Nov-1911 - Celle Ligure (Liguria)
Date of death05-Mar-1992 - Milano (Lombardia)
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Giuseppe Olmo - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1931 Individual 50 251
2. 1932 Individual 61 258
3. 1933 Bianchi 647 45
4. 1934 Bianchi 1121 19
5. 1935 Bianchi 1974 6
6. 1936 Bianchi 1969 5
7. 1937 Bianchi 241 135
8. 1938 Bianchi 774 53
9. 1939 Bianchi 0 876
10. 1940 Bianchi 66 141
11. 1942 Dei 0 533
Overall: 6903 468

Biography

Giuseppe Olmo (22 November 1911 – 5 March 1992) was an Italian road bicycle racer. He competed at the 1932 Olympics and won a gold medal in the team road race, placing fourth individually. In October 1935 he set a new world record for an hour's run at 45.090 km.

As with many Italian bicycle racers, after his retirement in the late 1930s he began building bicycles, and founded Olmo (also known as Olmo Biciclette). The Olmo Biciclette manufacturing center was set up in his home town of Celle Ligure Italy in 1938, where the company continues to manufacture their bicycles today.

Later in his life, Giuseppe (Often called "Gepin" for short) came to be known as a successful entrepreneur and between the 1940s and 1970s he expanded his company into several manufacturing industries. These individual businesses are all managed under the Olmo Group today. Olmo la Biciclissima or Giuseppe Olmo spa, as the bicycle manufacture goes by today. They produced some very high quality bicycles often comparative quality to the great Colnago. Today they produce many high quality race bicycles, as well as mountain and city bicycles of ranging quality.

source - Wikipedia