Cycling at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's individual road race

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Men's cycling road race
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Munich, West Germany
Date 7 September 1972
Winning time 4:14:37
Medalists
Gold medal    Netherlands
Silver medal    Australia
Bronze medal    Spain
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Cycling at the
1972 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

In cycling at the 1972 Summer Olympics, the men's individual road race was held on 7 September. A total of 76 cyclists finished the race.

Irish protesters[edit]

Seven members of the National Cycling Association (NCA) were arrested for disrupting the event. The International Cycling Union (ICU) recognised separate national federations on either side of the Irish political border. The NCA was an Irish Republican all-Ireland body not affiliated to the ICU. Three NCA members delayed the start by distributing leaflets,[1] and the other four joined mid-race to ambush Irish competitor Noel Taggart, causing a minor pile-up.[2]

Final classification[edit]

Final results[3]
Rank Rider Time
Med 1.png  Hennie Kuiper (NED) 04:14:37
Med 2.png  Clyde Sefton (AUS)
DSQ  Jaime Huélamo (ESP) 4:15:04[t 1]
4.[t 1]  Bruce Biddle (NZL) + 0.27
5.  Phil Bayton (GBR) + 0.30
6.  Phil Edwards (GBR)
7.  Wilfried Trott (FRG)
8.  Francesco Moser (ITA) + 0.36
9.  Miguel Samaca (COL)
10.  Jesús Sarabia (MEX)

Note:

  1. ^ a b  Jaime Huélamo (ESP) was disqualified after he tested positive for coramine. Biddle was not awarded the bronze medal as he had not been tested for drugs.

Did not finish[edit]


References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ AAP (8 September 1972). "Rebel cyclists sent marching". The Age (Melbourne). p. 15. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  2. ^ AP (8 September 1972). "7 I.R.A. cyclists 'invade' Olympics; Rebels Say Their Team Is Better Than the Regulars, Then Try to Prove It". New York Times. p. 23, Sports. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Sports-reference