Marco Cimatti was born in 1913 in Bologna. At the age of 19, he wins gold in the team pursuit at the Los Angeles Olympics of 1932.
He also won four stages in the '37 and '38 Giro d’Italia and won the Tour of Emilia in ' 34. He retired from racing in 1940, aged just 27, due to the start of the war.
In 1937, the year in which he finished third in the Milan-San Remo, Cimatti together with his wife Gemma Parini opened the workshop for the repair and construction of bicycles in via Lame in Bologna.
In 1945, after the war damage had been repaired, the company returned to operation and expanded with another shop in via Ugo Bassi. The following year, Cimatti had 30 staff and the workshop moved to a larger space in via Casarini.
From 1948 to 1950 Cimatti sponsored a professional team of the same name, including some good riders such as Casola, the Zanazzi brothers, Cecchi and Barozzi.
In the 1950s, Cimatti decided to add a factory to the workshop to also produce mopeds and motorcycles which establish itself on the national and international markets.
Production which was now primally mopeds continued throughout the 1960s and 70s and in 1982 Marco Cimatti died. The factory closed in 1984.
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