Cycling at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's individual pursuit

These are the results of the men's individual pursuit at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, held from 20 to 22 July 1976.[1] There were a total number of 27 participants in the Olympic Vélodrome.

Men's cycling individual pursuit
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
VenueMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Date20–22 July 1976
Competitors27 from 27 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Gregor Braun  West Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Herman Ponsteen  Netherlands
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Thomas Huschke  East Germany
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Competition formatEdit

The individual pursuit competition consisted of a qualifying round and a 4-round knockout tournament (increased from three rounds in previous Games), 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 16 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]

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Vladimir Osokin   Soviet Union 4:48.31 Q
2 Thomas Huschke   East Germany 4:48.75 Q
3 Herman Ponsteen   Netherlands 4:49.51 Q
4 Gregor Braun   West Germany 4:50.00 Q
5 Orfeo Pizzoferrato   Italy 4:50.44 Q
6 Gary Sutton   Australia 4:50.57 Q
7 Jan Jankiewicz   Poland 4:51.48 Q
8 Jan Georg Iversen   Norway 4:51.86 Q
9 Mike Richards   New Zealand 4:55.08 Q
10 Michal Klasa   Czechoslovakia 4:56.42 Q
11 Jean-Louis Baugnies   Belgium 4:56.86 Q
12 Harry Hannus   Finland 4:57.11 Q
13 Robert Dill-Bundi   Switzerland 4:58.76 Q
14 Yoichi Machishima   Japan 4:59.20 Q
15 Jean-Jacques Rebière   France 5:00.32 Q
16 Gábor Szűcs   Hungary 5:00.39 Q
17 Raúl Marcelo Vázquez   Cuba 5:00.45
18 Fernando Vera   Chile 5:00.68
19 Leonard Nitz   United States 5:01.54
20 Ian Hallam   Great Britain 5:02.47
21 Washington Díaz   Uruguay 5:03.00
22 Bojan Ropret   Yugoslavia 5:06.32
23 Erol Küçükbakırcı   Turkey 5:11.84
24 Tang Kam Man   Hong Kong 5:47.24
José Jaime Galeano   Colombia Overtaken
Gholam Hossein Koohi   Iran Overtaken
Donald Christian   Antigua and Barbuda DNF
Elmabruk Kehel   Lebanon DNS

1/8 finalsEdit

1/8 final 1Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Jan Georg Iversen   Norway 4:52.82 Q
2 Mike Richards   New Zealand 4:53.33

1/8 final 2Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Michal Klasa   Czechoslovakia 4:49.84 Q
2 Jan Jankiewicz   Poland 4:54.94

1/8 final 3Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Gary Sutton   Australia 4:51.36 Q
2 Jean-Louis Baugnies   Belgium 4:57.53

1/8 final 4Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Orfeo Pizzoferrato   Italy 4:48.41 Q
2 Harry Hannus   Finland Overtaken

1/8 final 5Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Gregor Braun   West Germany 4:46.94 Q
2 Robert Dill-Bundi   Switzerland Overtaken

1/8 final 6Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Herman Ponsteen   Netherlands 4:47.18 Q
2 Yoichi Machishima   Japan Overtaken

1/8 final 7Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Thomas Huschke   East Germany 4:47.72 Q
2 Jean-Jacques Rebière   France 4:57.37

1/8 final 8Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Vladimir Osokin   Soviet Union 4:45.10 Q
2 Gábor Szűcs   Hungary Overtaken

QuarterfinalsEdit

Quarterfinal 1Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Thomas Huschke   East Germany 4:47.44 Q
2 Orfeo Pizzoferrato   Italy 4:47.89

Quarterfinal 2Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Herman Ponsteen   Netherlands 4:48.67 Q
2 Michal Klasa   Czechoslovakia 4:49.61

Quarterfinal 3Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Gregor Braun   West Germany 4:48.67 Q
2 Gary Sutton   Australia 4:49.61

Quarterfinal 4Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Vladimir Osokin   Soviet Union 4:48.27 Q
2 Jan Georg Iversen   Norway 4:51.04

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Gregor Braun   West Germany 4:45.50 Q
2 Vladimir Osokin   Soviet Union 4:45.67 B

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Herman Ponsteen   Netherlands 4:52.43 Q
2 Thomas Huschke   East Germany 4:59.42 B

FinalsEdit

Bronze medal matchEdit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time
  Thomas Huschke   East Germany 4:52.71
4 Vladimir Osokin   Soviet Union 4:57.34

FinalEdit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time
  Gregor Braun   West Germany 4:47.61
  Herman Ponsteen   Netherlands 4:49.72

Final classificationEdit

RANK FINAL RANKING
    Gregor Braun (FRG)
    Herman Ponsteen (NED)
    Thomas Huschke (GDR)
4.   Vladimir Osokin (URS)
5.   Orfeo Pizzoferrato (ITA)
6.   Gary Sutton (AUS)
7.   Jan Georg Iversen (NOR)
8.   Michal Klasa (TCH)
9.   Mike Richards (NZL)
10.   Jan Jankiewicz (POL)
11.   Jean-Jacques Rebière (FRA)
12.   Jean-Louis Baugnies (BEL)
13.   Harry Hannus (FIN)
14.   Robert Dill-Bundi (SUI)
15.   Yoichi Machishima (JPN)
16.   Gábor Szűcs (HUN)
17.   Raúl Marcelo Vázquez (CUB)
18.   Fernando Vera (CHI)
19.   Leonard Nitz (USA)
20.   Ian Hallam (GBR)
21.   Washington Díaz (URU)
22.   Bojan Ropret (YUG)
23.   Erol Küçükbakırcı (TUR)
24.   Tang Kam Man (HKG)
25.   Donald Christian (ANT)
26.   José Jaime Galeano (COL)
27.   Gholam Hossein Koohi (IRI)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cycling at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games: Men's individual pursuit". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  2. ^ Official Report, vol. 3, p. 194.

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