Cycling at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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]

Cycling
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Olympic rings without rims.svg
VenuesBroadmeadows
Melbourne Olympic Velodrome
Date3 December – 6 December
Competitors161 from 30 nations
← 1952
1960 →

Medal summaryEdit

Road cyclingEdit

Event 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 cyclingEdit

Event 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
  Joey 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 nationsEdit

161 cyclists from 30 nations competed.[1]

Medal tableEdit

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


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Cycling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 22 July 2014.