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
VenueMelbourne
Dates3-6 December 1956
Competitors20 from 10 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Anthony Marchant, Ian Browne
 Australia
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Ladislav Fouček, Václav Machek
 Czechoslovakia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Cesare Pinarello, Giuseppe Ogna
 Italy
← 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
  Australia
  Ladislav Fouček
Václav Machek
  Czechoslovakia
  Cesare Pinarello
Giuseppe Ogna
  Italy
4 Eric Thompson
Peter Brotherton
  Great Britain
5 André Gruchet
Robert Vidal
  France
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

ReferencesEdit

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

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