Cycling at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's team pursuit

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Cycling - Men's team pursuit
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Venue Melbourne
Dates 3-4 December 1956
Competitors 65 from 16 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Antonio Domenicali, Franco Gandini, Leandro Faggin, Valentino Gasparella, Virginio Pizzali
 Italy
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jean Graczyk, Jean-Claude Lecante, Michel Vermeulin, René Bianchi
 France
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Donald Burgess, John Geddes, Mike Gambrill, Tom Simpson
 Great Britain
← 1952
1960 →

These are the official results of the Men's Team Pursuit at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia.[1] There were a total number of 65 participants from 16 nations, due to the Italian team having five riders, instead of four.[2]

Final classification[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time
1st, gold medalist(s) Antonio Domenicali
Franco Gandini
Leandro Faggin
Valentino Gasparella
Virginio Pizzali
 Italy 4:37.4
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jean Graczyk
Jean-Claude Lecante
Michel Vermeulin
René Bianchi
 France 4:39.4
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Donald Burgess
John Geddes
Mike Gambrill
Tom Simpson
 Great Britain 4:42.2
4 Alfred Swift
Jan Hettema
Charles Jonker
Robert Fowler
 South Africa 4:39.4
5 André Bar
François De Wagheneire
Guillaume Van Tongerloo
Gustaaf De Smet
 Belgium
František Jursa
Jaroslav Cihlář
Jiří Nouza
Jiří Opavský
 Czechoslovakia
Donald Eagle
Bruce Kent
Neil Ritchie
Warwick Dalton
 New Zealand
Eduard Gusev
Rodislav Chizhikov
Viktor Ilyin
Volodymyr Mitin
 Soviet Union
9 Héctor Monsalve
Honorio Rua
Octavio Echeverry
Ramón Hoyos
 Colombia
Rudolf Maresch
Franz Wimmer
Kurt Schein
Walter Bortel
 Austria
Din Meraj
Muhammad Naqi Mallick
Saleem Farooqi
Shazada Muhammad Shah-Rukh
 Pakistan
Kurt Gieseler
Rolf Nitzsche
Siegfried Köhler
Werner Malitz
 United Team of Germany
Alberto Velázquez
Eduardo Puertollano
Luis Serra
René Deceja
 Uruguay
Antonio Montilla
Arsenio Chirinos
Domingo Rivas
Franco Cacioni
 Venezuela
Cliff Burvill
Frank Brazier
Roy Moore
Warren Scarfe
 Australia
Allen Bell
Art Longsjo
David Rhoads
Richard Cortright
 United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cycling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games: Men's Team Pursuit". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Italy Cycling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 

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