Cosme Saavedra, Argentine, 1901 - 1967
Cosme Saavedra was a legendary Argentine cyclist who competed in the road race at both the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris (coming 30th) and the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam (coming 15th). He was also National Road Race Champion of Argentina in 1926, 1931 and 1933, with his brother Remigio coming second in 1931 and 1933. Cosme Saavedra's entry on es.wikipedia.org states that he is 'recognized as the father of Argentine cycling'.
When he retired from racing, Cosme Saavedra become a bicycle shop owner, frame builder and bicycle and bicycle component manufacturer. He is included on this web site because his company produced Saavedra derailleurs.
This photo shows a, rather relaxed, Cosme Saavedra leaning on his bike. I have guessed that this is an early photo - perhaps dating from 1924.