Alessandra Cappellotto

Alessandra Cappellotto (born August 27, 1968) is a retired racing cyclist from Italy. She represented her native country at two consecutive Summer Olympics: 1996, and 2000. She won the world title in the women's individual road race at the 1997 UCI Road World Championships in San Sebastian, Spain. Valeria Cappellotto, who died in 2015, was her sister.

Alessandra Cappellotto
Personal information
Full nameAlessandra Cappellotto
Born (1968-08-28) August 28, 1968 (age 55)
Sarcedo, Italy
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Professional teams
1999–2001Gas Sport Team
2002Power Plate-Bik
2004USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo
Major wins
Road World Champion (1997)
National Road Champion (2003)

She helped five Afghan cyclists to escape their country and settle in Italy, following the 2021 Taliban offensive.[1]

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  1. ^ "The Afghan cyclists who fled to pursue their Olympic dreams". BBC. 13 August 2022.

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