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Cycling at the 1956 Summer Olympics

at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
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
Ercole Baldini
Arnaud Geyre
Alan Jackson
 Great Britain
Road race, Team
 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
 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
Michel Rousseau
Guglielmo Pesenti
Dick Ploog
 Ian Browne
and Tony Marchant (AUS)
 Ladislav Fouček
and Václav Machek (TCH)
 Giuseppe Ogna
and Cesare Pinarello (ITA)
Time trial
Leandro Faggin
Ladislav Fouček
Alfred Swift
 South Africa

Participating nations

161 cyclists from 30 nations competed.[1]

Medal table

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


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

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