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Cycling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

The cycling competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich consisted of two road cycling events and five track cycling events, all for men only.[1]

Cycling
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Radstadion-72.jpg
Radstadion
Venues
Road cycling Grünwald
Bundesautobahn 96
Track cycling Radstadion
Dates 29 August – 4 September
Cyclists 359 from 54 countries
Top ranked countries
 Soviet Union: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
 West Germany: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
 Denmark: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
 France: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
 Netherlands: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
« 1968 1976 »

Contents

Medal summaryEdit

Participating nationsEdit

359 cyclists from 54 nations competed.[1]

Medal tableEdit

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Soviet Union 2 0 1 3
2   West Germany 1 0 1 2
3   Denmark 1 0 0 1
  France 1 0 0 1
  Netherlands 1 0 0 1
  Norway 1 0 0 1
7   Australia 0 3 0 3
8   East Germany 0 2 1 3
9   Poland 0 1 1 2
10   Switzerland 0 1 0 1
11   Great Britain 0 0 1 1

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Cycling at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Jaime Huelamo
      Spain was disqualified after he tested positive for coramine. Fourth-place finisher Bruce Biddle
      New Zealand was not awarded the bronze medal because he had not been tested for drugs.
  3. ^   Netherlands were disqualified when Aad van den Hoek tested positive for coramine. The fourth-placed Belgian team were not awarded the bronze medal because they had not been tested for drugs.

ReferencesEdit