Cycling at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Cycling
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Venues
Road cycling Broadmeadows
Track cycling Melbourne Olympic Velodrome
Dates 3 December – 6 December
Cyclists 161 from 30 countries
Top ranked countries
 Italy: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
 France: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
 Australia: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
« 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
details
Ercole Baldini
 Italy
Arnaud Geyre
 France
Alan Jackson
 Great Britain
Road race, Team
details
 France (FRA)
Arnaud Geyre
Maurice Moucheraud
Michel Vermeulin
 Great Britain (GBR)
Arthur Brittain
William Holmes
Alan Jackson
 United Team of Germany (EUA)
Reinhold Pommer
Gustav-Adolf Schur
Horst Tüller

Track cycling[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Pursuit, Team
details
 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
Sprint
details
Michel Rousseau
 France
Guglielmo Pesenti
 Italy
Dick Ploog
 Australia
Tandem
details
Joey Browne
and Tony Marchant
 Australia
Ladislav Fouček
and Václav Machek
 Czechoslovakia
Giuseppe Ogna
and Cesare Pinarello
 Italy
1000m time trial
details
Leandro Faggin
 Italy
Ladislav Fouček
 Czechoslovakia
Alfred Swift
 South Africa

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  United Team of Germany 0 0 1 1
 South Africa 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

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