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Cycling at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Cycling
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
VenuesBroadmeadows
Melbourne Olympic Velodrome
Date3 –6 December 1956
Competitors161 from 30 nations
← 1952
1960 →

The cycling competition at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne consisted of two road cycling events and four track cycling events, all for men only.[1]

Medal summary

Road cycling

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Road race, Individual
details
Ercole Baldini
 Italy
Arnaud Geyre
 France
Alan Jackson
 Great Britain
Road race, Team
details
 France (FRA)
Arnaud Geyre
Maurice Moucheraud
Michel Vermeulin
 Great Britain (GBR)
Arthur Brittain
William Holmes
Alan Jackson
 United Team of Germany (EUA)
Reinhold Pommer
Gustav-Adolf Schur
Horst Tüller

Track cycling

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Pursuit, Team
details
 Italy (ITA)
Valentino Gasparella
Antonio Domenicali
Leandro Faggin
Franco Gandini
Virginio Pizzali
 France (FRA)
Michel Vermeulin
René Bianchi
Jean Graczyk
Jean-Claude Lecante
 Great Britain (GBR)
Tom Simpson
Donald Burgess
Mike Gambrill
John Geddes
Sprint
details
Michel Rousseau
 France
Guglielmo Pesenti
 Italy
Dick Ploog
 Australia
Tandem
details
 Ian Browne
and Tony Marchant (AUS)
 Ladislav Fouček
and Václav Machek (TCH)
 Giuseppe Ogna
and Cesare Pinarello (ITA)
Time trial
details
Leandro Faggin
 Italy
Ladislav Fouček
 Czechoslovakia
Alfred Swift
 South Africa

Participating nations

161 cyclists from 30 nations competed.[1]

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Italy3115
2 France2204
3 Australia1012
4 Czechoslovakia0202
5 Great Britain0123
6 South Africa0011
 United Team of Germany0011
Totals (7 entries)66618

References

  1. ^ a b "Cycling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2014.


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