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Cosme Saavedra - 1931? photo

Cosme Saavedra - 1926? photo no. 2 photo main image

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 clearly shows Cosme Saavedra immediately after he has won a major race. I believe that he rode for the Erelco team in 1931, so perhaps this image is of him winning the Argentine National Road Race Championship that year.