Cycling at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's individual road race
|Men's cycling road race|
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
|Venue||Munich, West Germany|
|Date||7 September 1972|
|Competitors||163 from 48 nations|
Seven members of the National Cycling Association (NCA) were arrested for disrupting the event. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) recognised separate national federations on either side of the Irish political border. The NCA was an Irish Republican all-Ireland body not affiliated to the ICU. Three NCA members delayed the start by distributing leaflets, and the other four joined mid-race to ambush Irish competitor Noel Taggart, causing a minor pile-up.
|Hennie Kuiper (NED)||04:14:37|
|Clyde Sefton (AUS)||—|
|DSQ||Jaime Huélamo (ESP)||4:15:04[t 1]|
|4.[t 1]||Bruce Biddle (NZL)||+ 0.27|
|5.||Phil Bayton (GBR)||+ 0.30|
|6.||Phil Edwards (GBR)||—|
|7.||Wilfried Trott (FRG)||—|
|8.||Francesco Moser (ITA)||+ 0.36|
|9.||Miguel Samacá (COL)||—|
|10.||Jesús Sarabia (MEX)||—|
Did not finishEdit
- AAP (8 September 1972). "Rebel cyclists sent marching". The Age. Melbourne. p. 15. Retrieved 13 February 2010.
- AP (8 September 1972). "7 I.R.A. cyclists 'invade' Olympics; Rebels Say Their Team Is Better Than the Regulars, Then Try to Prove It". New York Times. p. 23, Sports. Retrieved 13 February 2010.