Carlo Galetti

Carlo Galetti (26 August 1882 – 2 April 1949) was an Italian professional road racing cyclist.

Carlo Galetti
Carlo Galetti - Paris-Roubaix 1913.jpeg
Carlo Galetti
Personal information
Full nameCarlo Galetti
NicknameIl Scoiattolo dei Navigli (The Squirrel of the Canals), The Human Stopwatch[1]
Born(1882-08-26)26 August 1882
Corsico, Italy
Died2 April 1949(1949-04-02) (aged 66)
Milan, Italy
Team information
RoleRider
Professional teams
1901–1905Individual
1906–1907Rudge Whitwort/OTAV
1908Alycon/Atala
1909Legnano/Rudge Whitworth-Pirelli
1910Medusa
1911Bianchi
1912Atala/Senior-Polack
1913Legnano
1914Bianchi
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
General classification (1910, 1911, 1912)

He was born at Corsico. The highlight of his career was his three consecutive overall wins in the 1910, 1911 and 1912 Giros d'Italia, the last of which was won as part of Team Atala along with Giovanni Micheletto and Eberardo Pavesi.[2]

He died in Milan in 1949.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Clarke, Stuart (5 November 2015). "13 of the strangest nicknames in cycling". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Carlo Galetti". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 1 June 2014.