|Full name||Alfredo Bovet|
|Born|| May 6, 1909|
|Died|| January 18, 1993 83) (aged|
|Milan–San Remo (1932)|
Alfredo Bovet (Cully, Switzerland, May 6, 1909 - Renens, Switzerland, January 18, 1993) was a Swiss-born Italian cyclist. His brother Enrico Bovet was also a professional cyclist.
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