Historic Overview Ottavio Bottecchia
|Date of birth||01-Aug-1894 - San Martino (Veneto)|
|Date of death||15-Jun-1927 - Gemona del Friuli (Friuli Venezia Giulia)|
|Contempories||View Contemporary Ranking|
Ottavio Bottecchia (pronounced [otˈtaːvjo botˈtekkja]; 1 August 1894 – 15 June 1927) was an Italian cyclist and the first Italian winner of the Tour de France.
He was found injured and unconscious by a roadside and died a few days later; the exact circumstances of his accident remain a mystery.
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