Cycling at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's track time trial

The men's track time trial in Cycling at the 1992 Summer Olympics was a time trial race in which each of the thirty-two cyclists attempted to set the fastest time for four laps (1 kilometre) of the track. The race was held on Monday, July 27 at the Velòdrom d'Horta. Adler Capelli rode a bike that allowed for a single gear change, a first for an Olympic track event.[1] There were 32 competitors from 32 nations, with each nation limited to one cyclist.[2] The event was won by José Manuel Moreno of Spain, the nation's first medal in the men's track time trial. The United States also earned its first medal in the event, with Erin Hartwell's bronze. Shane Kelly took Australia's second consecutive silver medal in the track time trial.

Men's track time trial
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
Cycling (track) pictogram.svg
Track cycling pictogram
VenueVelòdrom d'Horta
Date27 July
Competitors32 from 32 nations
Winning time1:03.342
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) José Manuel Moreno
 Spain
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Shane Kelly
 Australia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Erin Hartwell
 United States
← 1988
1996 →

BackgroundEdit

This was the 16th 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 1988 were gold medalist Aleksandr Kirichenko of the Soviet Union (now competing for the Unified Team), seventeenth-place finisher Mika Hämäläinen of Finland, nineteenth-place finisher Nelson Mario Pons of Ecuador, and thirtieth-place finisher Neil Lloyd of Antigua and Barbuda. Host nation Spain had the reigning world champion, José Manuel Moreno.[2]

Indonesia and Latvia each made their debut in the men's track time trial; some former Soviet republics competed as the Unified Team. France made its 16th appearance, the only nation to have competed at every appearance of the event.

Competition formatEdit

The event was a time trial on the track, with each cyclist competing separately to attempt to achieve the fastest time. Each cyclist raced one kilometre from a standing start.[2][3]

RecordsEdit

The following were the world and Olympic records prior to the competition.

World record   Maic Malchow (GDR) 1:02.091 Colorado Springs, United States 28 August 1986
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.

ScheduleEdit

All times are Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Monday, 27 July 1992 20:00 Final

ResultsEdit

Rank Cyclist Nation 250 m 500 m 750 m Time Speed
(km/h)
  José Manuel Moreno   Spain 19.007 32.954 47.656 1:03.342 56.834
  Shane Kelly   Australia 18.843 33.105 48.151 1:04.288 55.998
  Erin Hartwell   United States 18.993 33.302 48.391 1:04.753 55.595
4 Jens Glücklich   Germany 18.712 33.084 48.378 1:04.798 55.557
5 Adler Capelli   Italy 19.664 34.207 49.266 1:05.065 55.329
6 Frédéric Lancien   France 19.398 33.968 49.175 1:05.157 55.251
7 Jon Andrews   New Zealand 19.795 34.345 49.464 1:05.240 55.180
8 Gene Samuel   Trinidad and Tobago 18.969 33.426 48.871 1:05.485 54.974
9 Dirk Jan van Hameren   Netherlands 19.574 34.009 49.259 1:05.524 54.941
10 Keiji Kojima   Japan 19.688 34.083 49.456 1:05.994 54.550
11 Ingus Veips   Latvia 19.248 33.535 49.089 1:06.074 54.484
12 Aleksandr Kirichenko   Unified Team 18.738 33.117 48.724 1:06.137 54.432
13 Christian Meidlinger   Austria 19.445 34.170 49.769 1:06.509 54.128
14 Anthony Stirrat   Great Britain 19.831 34.576 49.993 1:06.522 54.117
15 Mika Hämäläinen   Finland 19.480 34.321 50.055 1:06.808 53.885
16 Rocco Travella   Switzerland 19.192 33.846 49.739 1:06.811 53.883
17 Nelson Mario Pons   Ecuador 19.296 34.060 49.804 1:06.878 53.829
18 César Muciño   Mexico 19.590 34.187 49.955 1:06.984 53.744
19 Tom Steels   Belgium 19.629 34.451 50.170 1:07.085 53.663
20 Grzegorz Krejner   Poland 19.504 34.244 50.126 1:07.235 53.543
21 Kiril Georgiev   Bulgaria 19.752 35.061 50.965 1:07.371 53.435
22 Sergio Rolando   Argentina 20.206 35.561 51.502 1:08.267 52.734
23 Kurt Innes   Canada 20.206 35.215 51.219 1:08.593 52.483
24 Livingstone Alleyne   Barbados 20.434 35.543 51.689 1:09.014 52.163
25 José Velásquez   Colombia 20.594 36.149 52.515 1:10.143 51.323
26 Sean Bloch   South Africa 19.888 35.021 51.786 1:10.145 51.322
27 Herry Janto Setiawan   Indonesia 19.781 35.407 52.273 1:10.342 51.178
28 Mohamed Reza Banna   Iran 20.819 36.572 53.197 1:11.036 50.678
29 Andrew Myers   Jamaica 21.407 37.694 54.973 1:13.186 49.189
30 Pedro Vaca   Bolivia 21.304 37.389 55.069 1:14.175 48.338
31 Neil Lloyd   Antigua and Barbuda 22.138 38.226 55.810 1:14.816 48.118
32 Don Campbell   Cayman Islands 22.205 39.011 57.042 1:16.192 47.249

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cycling at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games: Men's track time trial". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "1,000 metres Time Trial, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  3. ^ Official Report, vol. 5, p. 154.

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