Historic Overview Giuseppe Olmo

Rider

Overall Rank418
NameGiuseppe OLMO
Country
  Italy
Date of birth22-Nov-1911 - Celle Ligure (Liguria)
Date of death05-Mar-1992 - Milano (Lombardia)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Giuseppe Olmo

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

Major Victories

Milano - Torino 1932
Milano - Sanremo 1935, 1938
Giro dell'Emilia 1936
Giro d'Italia - stages 1933 (2), 1934 (3), 1935 (3), 1936 (10), 1937 (1)

Seasons

Giuseppe Olmo - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1931 Individual 51 257
2. 1932 Individual 61 258
3. 1933 Bianchi 665 47
4. 1934 Bianchi 1146 20
5. 1935 Bianchi 2030 6
6. 1936 Bianchi 2511 3
7. 1937 Bianchi 243 144
8. 1938 Bianchi 797 56
9. 1939 Bianchi 0 922
10. 1940 Bianchi 66 143
11. 1942 Dei 0 541
Overall: 7570 418