- Category : Cyclist
- Type : PE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 2
Sante Gaiardoni (born 29 June 1939) is an Italian cyclist. He won two gold medals at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, in the 1000m time trial and the 1000 m sprint. Between 1958 and 1970 he won two gold, four silver and two bronze medals in sprint at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships.
After retirement in 1971 he ran a bicycle shop in Lorenteggio, Milan. In the 2000s he was active in politics and took part in the Italian municipal elections, 2006. In 2010, together with journalist Francesco Lodi, he published a book Quando la Rabbia si trasforma in Vittoria ("When the anger turns into victory") describing his early life until 1960.