Cycling at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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Cycling
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Venues
Road cycling Windsor Great Park
Track cycling Herne Hill Velodrome
Dates 7 August – 11 August
Cyclists 188 from 33 countries
Top ranked countries
 France: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
 Italy: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
 Belgium: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
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The cycling competition at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London consisted of two road cycling events and four track cycling events, all for men only.[1] The track cycling events were held at the Herne Hill Velodrome in south London. The road race events were held in Windsor Great Park, south of Windsor.

Medal summary[edit]

Road cycling[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Road race, Individual
details
José Beyaert
 France
Gerrit Voorting
 Netherlands
Lode Wouters
 Belgium
Road race, Team
details
 Belgium (BEL)
Léon Delathouwer
Eugène van Roosbroeck
Lode Wouters
 Great Britain (GBR)
Robert John Maitland
Ian Scott
Gordon Thomas
Ernie Clements
 France (FRA)
José Beyaert
Jacques Dupont
Alain Moineau

Track cycling[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Pursuit, Team
details
 France (FRA)
Fernand Decanali
Pierre Adam
Serge Blusson
Charles Coste
 Italy (ITA)
Rino Pucci
Arnaldo Benfenati
Guido Bernardi
Anselmo Citterio
 Great Britain (GBR)
Wilfred Waters
Robert Geldard
Tommy Godwin
David Ricketts
Sprint
details
Mario Ghella
 Italy
Reg Harris
 Great Britain
Axel Schandorff
 Denmark
Tandem
details
Renato Perona
and Ferdinando Teruzzi
 Italy
Alan Bannister
and Reg Harris
 Great Britain
Gaston Dron
and René Faye
 France
1000m time trial
details
Jacques Dupont
 France
Pierre Nihant
 Belgium
Tommy Godwin
 Great Britain

Participating nations[edit]

Reg Harris wins the quarter final of the 1000m time trial

188 cyclists from 33 nations competed.[1]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France 3 0 2 5
2  Italy 2 1 0 3
3  Belgium 1 1 1 3
4  Great Britain 0 3 2 5
5  Netherlands 0 1 0 1
6  Denmark 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cycling at the 1948 London Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 

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