Cycling at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's individual pursuit
|Men's cycling individual pursuit|
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
|Venue||Olympic Velodrome, Mexico City|
|Date||17 to 18 October 1968|
|Competitors||28 from 28 nations|
The individual pursuit competition consisted of a qualifying round and a 3-round knockout tournament, including a bronze medal race. Each race, in both the qualifying round and the knock-out rounds, consisted of a pair of cyclists starting from opposite sides of the track. The cyclists raced for 4,000 metres, attempting to finish with the fastest time and, if possible, catch the other cyclist. For the qualifying round, the eight fastest times overall (regardless of whether the cyclist finished first or second in his heat, though any cyclist who was overtaken was eliminated) earned advancement to the knockout rounds. In the knockout rounds, the winner of each heat advanced to the next round.
|2||Rupert Kratzer||West Germany||4:41.43|
Bronze medal matchEdit
- "Cycling at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Men's Individual Pursuit". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
- Official Report, vol. 3, p. 626.