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. There were 32 competitors from 32 nations, with each nation limited to one cyclist. 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
|Competitors||32 from 32 nations|
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.
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.
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.
|Monday, 27 July 1992||20:00||Final|
|Rank||Cyclist||Nation||250 m||500 m||750 m||Time||Speed|
|José Manuel Moreno||Spain||19.007||32.954||47.656||1:03.342||56.834|
|Erin Hartwell||United States||18.993||33.302||48.391||1:04.753||55.595|
|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|
|12||Aleksandr Kirichenko||Unified Team||18.738||33.117||48.724||1:06.137||54.432|
|14||Anthony Stirrat||Great Britain||19.831||34.576||49.993||1:06.522||54.117|
|17||Nelson Mario Pons||Ecuador||19.296||34.060||49.804||1:06.878||53.829|
|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|
|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|
- "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.
- "1,000 metres Time Trial, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
- Official Report, vol. 5, p. 154.