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
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Radstadion
VenuesGrünwald
Bundesautobahn 96
Radstadion
Date29 August – 4 September
Competitors359 from 54 nations
← 1968
1976 →

Medal summaryEdit

Road cyclingEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual road race
details
Hennie Kuiper
  Netherlands
Clyde Sefton
  Australia
no medal awarded [2]
Team time trial
details
  Soviet Union (URS)
Valery Yardy
Gennady Komnatov
Valery Likhachov
Boris Shukov
  Poland (POL)
Ryszard Szurkowski
Edward Barcik
Lucjan Lis
Stanisław Szozda
no medal awarded [3]

Track cyclingEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual pursuit
details
Knut Knudsen
  Norway
Xaver Kurmann
  Switzerland
Hans Lutz
  West Germany
Team pursuit
details
  West Germany (FRG)
Günther Schumacher
Jürgen Colombo
Günter Haritz
Udo Hempel
  East Germany (GDR)
Uwe Unterwalder
Thomas Huschke
Heinz Richter
Herbert Richter
  Great Britain (GBR)
William Moore
Michael Bennett
Ian Hallam
Ronald Keeble
Sprint
details
Daniel Morelon
  France
John Nicholson
  Australia
Omar Pkhakadze
  Soviet Union
Tandem
details
Vladimir Semenets
and Igor Tselovalnykov
  Soviet Union
Jürgen Geschke
and Werner Otto
  East Germany
Andrzej Bek
and Benedykt Kocot
  Poland
Time trial
details
Niels Fredborg
  Denmark
Danny Clark
  Australia
Jürgen Schütze
  East Germany

Participating nationsEdit

359 cyclists from 54 nations competed.[1]

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union2013
2  West Germany1012
3  Denmark1001
  France1001
  Netherlands1001
  Norway1001
7  Australia0303
8  East Germany0213
9  Poland0112
10  Switzerland0101
11  Great Britain0011
Totals (11 nations)77519


NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Cycling at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. 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