Cycling at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's individual pursuit

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Men's cycling individual pursuit
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Venue Hachioji Road Race Course, Tokyo
Date 16-17 October 1964
Competitors 24 from 24 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Czechoslovakia
Silver medal    Italy
Bronze medal    Denmark
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Cycling at the
1964 Summer Olympics
Road cycling
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Road race   men
Team time trial men
Track cycling
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Individual pursuit men
Team pursuit men
Sprint men
1000 m time trial men
Tandem men

The men's individual pursuit was a track cycling event held as part of the Cycling at the 1964 Summer Olympics programme. The course was 4000 metres. It was the first time the event had been held at the Olympics and took place on 16 October and 17 October 1964 at the Hachioji Velodrome. 24 cyclists competed.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Jiří Daler
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
 Giorgio Ursi
Italy (ITA)
 Preben Isaksson
Denmark (DEN)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

In the first round of heats, the 24 cyclists were divided into 12 pairs. Placing in the heats was not used to advanced; instead the 8 fastest cyclists from across the heats advanced to the quarterfinals.

Heat 1
1.  Tiemen Groen (NED) 4:57.48 QQ
2.  Hugh Porter (GBR) 5:03.16 QQ
Heat 2
1.  Jiří Daler (TCH) 5:00.55 QQ
2.  Lothar Spiegelberg (EUA) 5:04.60 QQ
Heat 3
1.  Herman Van Loo (BEL) 5:07.22
2.  Richard Hine (AUS) 5:16.55
Heat 4
1.  Giorgio Ursi (ITA) 5:01.41 QQ
2.  Lucjan Józefowicz (POL) 5:05.01 QQ
Heat 5
1.  Stanislav Moskvin (URS) 5:05.67 QQ
2.  Robert Varga (FRA) 5:14.57
Heat 6
1.  Preben Isaksson (DEN) 5:01.88 QQ
2.  Rubén Etchebarne (URU) 5:17.11
Heat 7
1.  Hiromi Yamafuji (JPN) 5:17.57
2.  Martín Rodríguez (COL) 5:17.77
Heat 8
1.  Khem Son (CAM) 6:05.87
2.  Chow Kwong Choi (HKG) DNF
Heat 9
1.  Amar Singh Sokhi (IND) 5:56.98
2.  Tjow Choon Boon (MAS) Elim.
Heat 10
1.  Ronald Cassidy (TRI) 5:35.64
2.  Smaisuk Krisansuwan (THA) 6:00.76
Heat 11
1.  Skip Cutting (USA) 5:25.59
2.  Trần Văn Nen (VIE) Elim.
Heat 12
1.  Antonio Duque (MEX) 5:19.98
2.  Muhammad Ashiq (PAK) Elim.

Quarterfinals[edit]

The quarterfinals paired off the 8 remaining cyclists into 4 heats. Winners advanced, losers were eliminated.

Quarterfinal 1
1.  Tiemen Groen (NED) 4:59.59 QS
2.  Stanislav Moskvin (URS) 5:02.27
Quarterfinal 2
1.  Jiří Daler (TCH) 5:00.70 QS
2.  Lucjan Józefowicz (POL) 5:07.08
Quarterfinal 3
1.  Giorgio Ursi (ITA) 5:02.43 QS
2.  Lothar Spiegelberg (EUA) 5:09.84
Quarterfinal 4
1.  Preben Isaksson (DEN) 5:01.13 QS
2.  Hugh Porter (GBR) 5:04.66

Semifinals[edit]

The winner of each semifinal advanced to the gold medal match, while the loser was sent to the bronze medal match.

Semifinal 1
1.  Giorgio Ursi (ITA) 4:56.64 QG
2.  Tiemen Groen (NED) 5:01.36 QB
Semifinal 2
1.  Jiří Daler (TCH) 4:59.97 QG
2.  Preben Isaksson (DEN) 5:02.23 QB

Finals[edit]

Gold medal match
Med 1.png  Jiří Daler (TCH) 5:04.75
Med 2.png  Giorgio Ursi (ITA) 5:05.96
Bronze medal match
Med 3.png  Preben Isaksson (DEN) 5:01.90
4.  Tiemen Groen (NED) 5:04.21

Sources[edit]

  • Tokyo Organizing Committee (1964). The Games of the XVIII Olympiad: Tokyo 1964, vol. 2. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cycling at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's individual pursuit". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 26 August 2014.