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Cycling at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's individual road race

The Men's Individual Road Race at the 1948 Summer Olympics was held on an 11.45 km course. The course was circled seventeen times, so the total length of the competition was 194.6 km. There were 141 entries from 31 nations and 101 participants from 29 nations. Of the 101 starters 28 rode the distance to the end.[1][2]

Men's cycling road race
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
The Olympic Cycling Road Race at Windsor, London, 1948. (7649954084).jpg
The peloton passes through the start and finish line
VenueOlympic Road Course, Windsor Great Park
194.633 km (120.9 mi)
Date13 August 1948
Competitors101 from 29 nations
Winning time5:18:12.6
1st, gold medalist(s) José Beyaert  France
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gerrit Voorting  Netherlands
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lode Wouters  Belgium
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A team classification was made, based on the rankings of the three best cyclists per nation, and this was used to determine the results of the team road race.



Rank Name Nationality Time
  José Beyaert   France 5:18:12.6
  Gerrit Voorting   Netherlands 5:18:16.2
  Lode Wouters   Belgium 5:18:16.2
4 Leon De Lathouwer   Belgium 5:18:16.2
5 Nils Johansson   Sweden 5:18:16.2
6 Bob Maitland   Great Britain 5:18:16.2
7 Jack Hoobin   Australia 5:18:18.2
8 Gordon Thomas   Great Britain 5:18:18.2
9 Adolfo Ferrari   Italy 5:21:45.0
10 Silvio Pedroni   Italy 5:21:45.0
11 Alain Moineau   France 5:21:45.0
12 Eugène Van Roosbroeck   Belgium 5:21:45.0
13 Jakob Schenk   Switzerland 5:21:45.0
14 Rudi Valenta   Austria 5:24:48.0
15 Jean Brun   Switzerland 5:26:54.0
16 Ian Scott   Great Britain 5:26:57.2
17 Jacques Dupont   France 5:12:45.3
18 Harry Snell   Sweden 5:28:22.2
19 Franco Fanti   Italy 5:29:35.2
20 Livio Isotti   Italy 5:31:08.6
21 Ceferino Peroné   Argentina 5:33:15.4
22 Dante Benvenuti   Argentina 5:33:15.4
23 Miguel Sevillano   Argentina 5:33:15.4
24 Åke Olivestedt   Sweden 5:33:48.2
25 Walter Reiser   Switzerland 5:34:25.2
26 Russell Mockridge   Australia 5:39:54.6
27 Kristian Pedersen   Denmark 5:39:57.2
28 Knud Andersen   Denmark 5:39:57.2
AC Mario Mathieu   Argentina DNF
Ken Caves   Australia DNF
Jim Nestor   Australia DNF
Hans Goldschmid   Austria DNF
Siegmund Huber   Austria DNF
Josef Pohnetal   Austria DNF
Liévin Lerno   Belgium DNF
Laddie Lewis   Guyana DNF
Lorne Atkinson   Canada DNF
Florent Jodoin   Canada DNF
Lance Pugh   Canada DNF
Laurent Tessier   Canada DNF
Rafael Iturrate   Chile DNF
Mario Masanés   Chile DNF
Exequiel Ramírez   Chile DNF
Rogelio Salcedo   Chile DNF
Børge Saxil Nielsen   Denmark DNF
Rudolf Rasmussen   Denmark DNF
Paul Backman   Finland DNF
Thorvald Högström   Finland DNF
Erkki Koskinen   Finland DNF
René Rouffeteau   France DNF
Ernie Clements   Great Britain DNF
Manthos Kaloudis   Greece DNF
Evangelos Kouvelis   Greece DNF
Petros Leonidis   Greece DNF
Henk Faanhof   Netherlands DNF
Evert Grift   Netherlands DNF
Piet Peters   Netherlands DNF
Malcolm Havladar   India DNF
Raj Kumar Mehra   India DNF
Eruch Mistry   India DNF
Homi Powri   India DNF
Hwang San-ung   South Korea DNF
Gwon Ik-hyeon   South Korea DNF
Robert Bintz   Luxembourg DNF
Marcel Ernzer   Luxembourg DNF
Henri Kellen   Luxembourg DNF
Pitty Scheer   Luxembourg DNF
Placido Herrera   Mexico DNF
Francisco Rodríguez   Mexico DNF
Gabino Rodríguez   Mexico DNF
Manuel Solis   Mexico DNF
Nick Carter   New Zealand DNF
Lorang Christiansen   Norway DNF
Leif Flengsrud   Norway DNF
Erling Kristiansen   Norway DNF
Aage Myhrvold   Norway DNF
Wazir Ali   Pakistan DNF
Hernán Llerena   Peru DNF
Pedro Mathey   Peru DNF
Luis Poggi   Peru DNF
Dirkie Binneman   South Africa DNF
George Estman   South Africa DNF
Wally Rivers   South Africa DNF
Olle Wänlund   Sweden DNF
Giovanni Rossi   Switzerland DNF
Ali Çetiner   Turkey DNF
Mustafa Osmanlı   Turkey DNF
Orhan Suda   Turkey DNF
Talat Tunçalp   Turkey DNF
Frank Brilando   United States DNF
Ed Lynch   United States DNF
Chester Nelsen   United States DNF
Wendell Rollins   United States DNF
Waldemar Bernatzky   Uruguay DNF
Enrique Demarco   Uruguay DNF
Mario Figueredo   Uruguay DNF
Luis López   Uruguay DNF
Milan Poredski   Yugoslavia DNF
August Prosenik   Yugoslavia DNF
Aleksandar Strain   Yugoslavia DNF
Aleksandar Zorić   Yugoslavia DNF


  1. ^ "Cycling at the 1948 London Summer Games: Men's Road Race, Individual". Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  2. ^ "THE OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE XIV OLYMPIAD" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2012.