1956 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

The 1956 UCI Track Cycling World Championships were the World Championship for track cycling. They took place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 27 August to 2 September 1956.[1] Five events for men were contested, 3 for professionals and 2 for amateurs.

1956 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
VenueCopenhagen, Denmark
Date(s)27 Augustus - 2 September 1956
VelodromeOrdrup Velodrome
Events5
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Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Professional Events
Men's sprint
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Antonio Maspes
  Italy
Reg Harris
  Great Britain
Oscar Plattner
   Switzerland
Men's individual pursuit
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Guido Messina
  Italy
Jacques Anquetil
  France
Kay-Werner Nielsen
  Denmark
Men's motor-paced
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Graham French
  Australia
Guillermo Timoner
  Spain
Walter Bucher
   Switzerland
Men's Amateur Events
Men's sprint
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Michel Rousseau
  France
Jorge Bátiz
  Argentina
Guglielmo Pesenti
  Italy
Men's individual pursuit
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Ercole Baldini
  Italy
Leandro Faggin
  Italy
John Geddes
  Great Britain

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Italy (ITA)3115
2  France (FRA)1102
3  Australia (AUS)1001
4  Great Britain (GBR)0112
5  Argentina (ARG)0101
  Spain (ESP)0101
7   Switzerland (SUI)0022
8  Denmark (DEN)0011
Totals (8 nations)55515

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