Cinelli was founded in 1948 by Cino Cinelli
(born Montespertoli, Italy, 9 February 1916,
died 20 April 2001), a former professional road racer and president of the Italian Cyclists' Association.
He was a professional racer from 1937 to 1944,
winning Milan – San Remo in 1943,
the Giro di Lombardia in 1938, and the Tour of the Apennines in 1937. He started a company under his name in 1948.

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