Cyclist Sante Gaiardoni, two-time gold medalist, dies at 84

Cyclist Sante Gaiardoni, a two-time Olympic champion, has died at the age of 84, the Italian Cycling Federation said Thursday.

Gaiardoni won gold in the 1,000-meter time trial and sprint at the 1960 Rome Olympics.

"Sante Gaiardoni, the only Italian to win two gold medals at the 1960 Rome Olympics, passed away tonight at the age of 84," the FCI said in a statement.

Gaiardoni also won two gold medals at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships before retiring from the sport in 1971.