Avanti Martinetti

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Avanti Martinetti (born December 3, 1904 in Lausanne , † October 15, 1970 in Paris) was an Italian track cyclist and world champion in sprinting .

Avanti Martinetti was one of the best track sprinters in the world in the late 1920s and 1930s. In 1926 he became world champion in the sprint of amateurs, then he moved on to the professionals. He was Italian sprint champion four times.

As a professional, Martinetti also drove standing races and 13 six-day races . After the end of his active career in 1938, he acted as the sporting director of teams that took part in the Tour de France .

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