Cycling at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's track time trial
The men's track time trial cycling event at the 1984 Summer Olympics took place on 30 July and was one of eight cycling events at the 1984 Olympics. There were 25 competitors from 25 nations, with each nation limited to one cyclist. Two other cyclists entered but did not start. The event was won by Fredy Schmidtke of West Germany, the nation's first victory in the men's track time trial and the third consecutive Games in which a German cyclist won (with East Germany victorious in 1976 and 1980). Curt Harnett earned Canada's first medal in the event with his silver, while France returned to the podium for the first time since 1968 with Fabrice Colas's bronze.
|Men's track time trial|
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
German stamp commemorating 1984 Olympic cycling
|Venue||Olympic Velodrome, Los Angeles|
|Competitors||25 from 25 nations|
This was the 14th appearance of the event, which had previously been held in 1896 and every Games since 1928. It would be held every Games until being dropped from the programme after 2004. The returning cyclists from 1980 were bronze medalist David Weller of Jamaica and sixth-place finisher Heinz Isler of Switzerland. The Soviet-led boycott kept out defending Olympic champion Lothar Thoms of East Germany and reigning world champion Sergey Kopylov of the Soviet Union. The favorite among those competing was 1982 world champion Fredy Schmidtke.
The Cayman Islands and Chinese Taipei each made their debut in the men's track time trial. France and Great Britain each made their 14th appearance, having competed at every appearance of the event.
The following were the world and Olympic records prior to the competition.
|World record||Lothar Thoms (FRA)||1:02.955||Moscow, Soviet Union||22 July 1980|
|Olympic record||Lothar Thoms (GDR)||1:02.955||Moscow, Soviet Union||22 July 1980|
No new world or Olympic records were set during the competition.
|Monday, 30 July 1984||12:00||Final|
|Rank||Cyclist||Nation||Lap 1||Lap 2||Time|
|Fredy Schmidtke||West Germany||23.67||44.00||1:06.10|
|4||Gene Samuel||Trinidad and Tobago||23.82||44.03||1:06.69|
|5||Craig Adair||New Zealand||24.82||45.19||1:06.96|
|8||Rory O'Reilly||United States||24.07||44.45||1:07.39|
|11||Rolf Morgan Hansen||Norway||24.42||45.30||1:07.94|
|18||Mark Barry||Great Britain||24.10||45.92||1:09.54|
|22||Lee Fu-hsiang||Chinese Taipei||24.89||46.32||1:11.12|
|24||Ernest Moodie||Cayman Islands||26.97||50.06||1:16.91|
|—||Leon Richardson||Antigua and Barbuda||—||DNF|
|—||Gonzalez Carlos Garcia||Uruguay||—||DNS|
- "Cycling at the 1984 Summer Games: Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
- "1,000 metres Time Trial, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
- Official Report, vol. 2, p. 376.
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