Cycling at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's tandem

These are the official results of the Men's Tandem at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, held from 3 to 6 December 1956.[2] There were 20 participants from 10 nations. The winner of each heat qualified for the quarterfinals, the losers for the repechages.

Cycling - Men's tandem
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Dates3-6 December 1956
Competitors20 from 10 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Anthony Marchant, Ian Browne
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Ladislav Fouček, Václav Machek
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Cesare Pinarello, Giuseppe Ogna
← 1952
1960 →
German and Soviet teams collided in the repechage round, which resulted in the last place for both teams, with three cyclists being hospitalized.[1]

Final classificationEdit

Rank Name Nationality
  Anthony Marchant
Ian Browne
  Ladislav Fouček
Václav Machek
  Cesare Pinarello
Giuseppe Ogna
4 Eric Thompson
Peter Brotherton
  Great Britain
5 André Gruchet
Robert Vidal
Ritchie Johnston
Warren Johnston
  New Zealand
Raymond Robinson
Thomas Shardelow
  South Africa
Donald Ferguson
James Rossi
  United States
9 Rostislav Vargashkin
Vladimir Leonov
  Soviet Union
Fritz Neuser
Günther Ziegler
  United Team of Germany


  1. ^ Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres Round One Repechage.
  2. ^ "Cycling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games: Men's Tandem". Retrieved 26 July 2014.

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