1959 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

The 1959 UCI Track Cycling World Championships were the World Championship for track cycling. They took place in Amsterdam, Netherlands from 8 to 13 August 1959.[1] Eight events were contested, 6 for men (3 for professionals, 3 for amateurs) and 2 for women.

1959 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
VenueAmsterdam, Netherlands
Date(s) (1959-08-08 - 1959-08-13)8–13 August 1959
VelodromeOlympic Stadium
Events8
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Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Professional Events
Men's sprint
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Antonio Maspes
  Italy
Michel Rousseau
  France
Jan Derksen
  Netherlands
Men's individual pursuit
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Roger Rivière
  France
Albert Bouvet
  France
Jean Brankart
  Belgium
Men's motor-paced
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Guillermo Timoner
  Spain
Walter Bucher
   Switzerland
Norbert Koch
  Netherlands
Men's Amateur Events
Men's sprint
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Valentino Gasparella
  Italy
Sante Gaiardoni
  Italy
André Gruchet
  France
Men's individual pursuit
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Rudi Altig
  West Germany
Mario Vallotto
  Italy
Willy Trepp
   Switzerland
Men's motor-paced
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Arie van Houwelingen
  Netherlands
Bernard Deconinck
  France
Lothar Meister
  East Germany
Women's Events
Women's sprint
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Galina Ermolaeva
  Soviet Union
Valentina Maksimova
  Soviet Union
Jean Dunn
  Great Britain
Women's individual pursuit
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Beryl Burton
  Great Britain
Elsy Jacobs
  Luxembourg
Lyudmilla Kochetova
  Soviet Union

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Italy (ITA)2204
2  France (FRA)1315
3  Soviet Union (URS)1113
4  Netherlands (NED)1023
5  Great Britain (GBR)1012
6  Spain (ESP)1001
  West Germany (FRG)1001
8   Switzerland (SUI)0112
9  Luxembourg (LUX)0101
10  Belgium (BEL)0011
  East Germany (GDR)0011
Totals (11 nations)88824

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