Cycling at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's individual road race
These are the official results of the Men's Individual Road Race at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, held on Friday 7 December 1956. There were 88 participants from 28 nations. Of the 88 starters 44 rode the distance to the end.Len Williams from Coffs Harbour was nominated for the Australian team but declined due to work commitments. French and British officials protested against Baldini's victory, claiming that he was protected from the hot sun by the Olympic film unit van that drove alongside him, but the protest was upheld. The start of the race was delayed fifteen minutes when it was discovered that two 'unauthorised' Irish cyclists, Tom Gerrard and Paul Fitzgerald were in the starting field.
|Men's cycling road race|
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
|Venue||Broadmeadows, Victoria, Melbourne|
187.73 km (116.7 mi)
|Date||7 December 1956|
|Competitors||88 from 28 nations|
- "Cycling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games: Men's Road Race, Individual". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
- Wallechinsky, David (1984). The Complete Book of the Olympics. England: Penguin Books. p. 207. ISBN 0140066322.