Cycling at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Road cycling Broadmeadows
Track cycling Melbourne Olympic Velodrome
Dates 3 December – 6 December
Cyclists 161 from 30 countries
Top ranked countries
Italy: 1st  2nd  3rd  
France: 1st  2nd  3rd  
Australia: 1st  2nd  3rd  
« 1952 1960 »

The cycling competition at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne consisted of two road cycling events and four track cycling events, all for men only.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Road cycling[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Road race, Individual
 Ercole Baldini (ITA)  Arnaud Geyre (FRA)  Alan Jackson (GBR)
Road race, Team
 France (FRA)
Arnaud Geyre
Maurice Moucheraud
Michel Vermeulin
 Great Britain (GBR)
Arthur Brittain
William Holmes
Alan Jackson
 Germany (EUA)
Reinhold Pommer
Gustav-Adolf Schur
Horst Tüller

Track cycling[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
1000m time trial
 Leandro Faggin (ITA)  Ladislav Fouček (TCH)  Alfred Swift (RSA)
Pursuit, Team
 Italy (ITA)
Valentino Gasparella
Antonio Domenicali
Leandro Faggin
Franco Gandini
Virginio Pizzali
 France (FRA)
Michel Vermeulin
René Bianchi
Jean Graczyk
Jean-Claude Lecante
 Great Britain (GBR)
Tom Simpson
Donald Burgess
Mike Gambrill
John Geddes
 Michel Rousseau (FRA)  Guglielmo Pesenti (ITA)  Dick Ploog (AUS)
 Joey Browne
and Tony Marchant (AUS)
 Ladislav Fouček
and Václav Machek (TCH)
 Giuseppe Ogna
and Cesare Pinarello (ITA)

Participating nations[edit]

161 cyclists from 30 nations competed.[1]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Italy 3 1 1 5
2 France 2 2 0 4
3 Australia 1 0 1 2
4 Czechoslovakia 0 2 0 2
5 Great Britain 0 1 2 3
6 Germany 0 0 1 1
South Africa 0 0 1 1


  1. ^ a b "Cycling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Retrieved 22 July 2014.