Leandro Faggin

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Leandro Faggin
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Leandro Faggin at Velodromo Vigorelli
Personal information
Born(1933-07-18)18 July 1933
Padua, Italy
Died6 December 1970(1970-12-06) (aged 37)
Padua, Italy
Team information
Rider typeSprinter

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


He won a gold medal in the 1000 m time trial at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.[1] He was also a member of the Italian team that won a gold medal in team pursuit at the 1956 Olympics.[2]

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.


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.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1956 Summer Olympics – Melbourne, Australia – Cycling" Archived 1 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 7 June 2008)
  2. ^ "Leandro Faggin Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Quando Faggin aveva le ali" (in Italian). mattinodipadova.it. Retrieved 10 May 2012.