Cycling at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's team pursuit

The men's team pursuit at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy was held from 27 to 29 August 1960. There were 76 participants from 19 nations.[1]

Men's cycling team pursuit
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Luigi Arienti, Mario Vallotto, Franco Testa, Marino Vigna 1960.jpg
VenueOlympic Velodrome, Rome
Date27–29 August 1960
Competitors76 from 19 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Luigi Arienti, Franco Testa, Mario Vallotto, Marino Vigna  Italy
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Siegfried Köhler, Peter Gröning, Manfred Klieme, Bernd Barleben  United Team of Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Stanislav Moskvin, Viktor Romanov, Leonid Kolumbet, Arnold Belgardt  Soviet Union
← 1956
1964 →

Competition formatEdit

The team pursuit event consisted of both a time trial (with up to 2 teams on the track at the same time) and a series of head-to-head races between 2 teams. There were a total of four rounds: an elimination round, quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals.

  • Elimination round: This round was a time trial, with 1 or 2 teams on the track simultaneously. The top 8 times, regardless of heat, advanced to the head-to-head competitions.
  • Quarterfinals: There were four quarterfinals. Beginning with the quarterfinals, each round featured a single head-to-head race. The winner of each advanced to the semifinals while the loser was eliminated.
  • Semifinals: There two semifinals. The winner of each advanced to the gold medal final, the loser to the bronze medal final.
  • Finals: A gold medal final and a bronze medal final were held.

ResultsEdit

Elimination roundEdit

Rank Heat Nation Time Notes
1 7   Italy 4:38.41 Q
2 6   France 4:38.46 Q
3 7   United Team of Germany 4:40.33 Q
4 3   Soviet Union 4:40.48 Q
5 4   Netherlands 4:40.64 Q
6 5   Denmark 4:40.80 Q
7 2   Czechoslovakia 4:42.60 Q
8 1   Argentina 4:44.44 Q
9 11   Spain 4:44.87
10 5   Great Britain 4:45.23
11 1   Japan 4:45.87[2]
12 8   Austria 4:47.70
13 10   Uruguay 4:47.83
14 2   Australia 4:48.55
15 10   Belgium 4:49.46
16 9   United States 4:49.92
17 6   Switzerland 4:50.00
18 4   South Africa 4:50.26
19 8   Mexico 4:52.55

QuarterfinalsEdit

Quarterfinal 1Edit

Rank Nation Time Notes
1   Italy 4:29.98 Q
2   Argentina 4:38.17

Quarterfinal 2Edit

Rank Nation Time Notes
1   France 4:30.82 Q
2   Czechoslovakia 4:38.73

Quarterfinal 3Edit

Rank Nation Time Notes
1   United Team of Germany 4:29.32 Q
2   Denmark 4:37.44

Quarterfinal 4Edit

Rank Nation Time Notes
1   Soviet Union 4:29.97 Q
2   Netherlands 4:29.98

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Nation Time Notes
1   United Team of Germany 4:33.46 Q
2   France 4:37.17 B

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Nation Time Notes
1   Italy 4:28.88 Q
2   Soviet Union 4:33.01 Q

FinalsEdit

Bronze medal finalEdit

Rank Nation Time
    Soviet Union 4:34.05
4   France 4:35.72

Gold medal finalEdit

Rank Nation Time
    Italy 4:30.90
    United Team of Germany 4:35.78

Final classificationEdit

Rank Cyclists Nation
  Luigi Arienti
Franco Testa
Mario Vallotto
Marino Vigna
  Italy
  Siegfried Köhler
Peter Gröning
Manfred Klieme
Bernd Barleben
  United Team of Germany
  Stanislav Moskvin
Viktor Romanov
Leonid Kolumbet
Arnold Belgardt
  Soviet Union
4 Marcel Delattre
Jacques Suire
Guy Claud
Michel Nédélec
  France
5 Alberto Trillo
Ernesto Contreras
Héctor Acosta
Juan Brotto
  Argentina
Slavoj Černý
Ferdinand Duchoň
Jan Chlístovský
Josef Volf
  Czechoslovakia
John Lundgren
Leif Larsen
Jens Sørensen
Kurt vid Stein
  Denmark
Jaap Oudkerk
Theo Nikkessen
Henk Nijdam
Piet van der Lans
  Netherlands
9 José María Errandonea
Francisco Tortellá
Miguel Martorell
Miguel Mora Gornals
  Spain
10 Barry Hoban
Mike Gambrill
Charlie McCoy
Joseph McClean
  Great Britain
11 Tetsuo Osawa
Kanji Kubomura
Nobuhira Takanuki
Katsuya Saito
  Japan
12 Günther Kriz
Peter Deimböck
Kurt Garschal
Kurt Schein
  Austria
13 Alberto Velázquez
Juan José Timón
Rubén Etchebarne
Rodolfo Rodino
  Uruguay
14 Warren Scarfe
Garry Jones
Robert Whetters
Frank Brazier
  Australia
15 Romain De Loof
Barthélemy Gillard
Frans Melckenbeeck
Charles Rabaey
  Belgium
16 Richard Cortright
Charles Hewett
Robert Pfarr
James Rossi
  United States
17 Walter Signer
Werner Weckert
Hans Heinemann
Egon Scheiwiller
  Switzerland
18 Syd Byrnes
Bobby Fowler
Abe Jonker
Rowan Peacock
  South Africa
19 Mauricio Mata
Javier Taboada
Jacinto Brito
Miguel Pérez
  Mexico

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cycling at the 1960 Rome Summer Games: Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  2. ^ The Official Report lists the time as 4:35.87, clearly a typographical error as Japan is shown in 2nd place in the heat behind Argentina, who finished in 4:44.44. Sports-reference lists the correct time.