Cycling at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's individual road race

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Men's cycling road race
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Venue Broadmeadows, Victoria, Melbourne
187.73 km (116.7 mi)
Date 7 December 1956
Competitors 88 from 28 nations
Winning time 5:21:17
1st, gold medalist(s) Ercole Baldini  Italy
2nd, silver medalist(s) Arnaud Geyre  France
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Alan Jackson  Great Britain
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Cycling at the
1956 Summer Olympics
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Sprint men
Tandem men
Team pursuit men

These are the official results of the Men's Individual Road Race at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, held on Friday 7 December 1956. There were 88 participants from 28 nations. Of the 88 starters 44 rode the distance to the end.[1]

Final classification[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time
1st, gold medalist(s) Ercole Baldini  Italy 5:21:17
2nd, silver medalist(s) Arnaud Geyre  France 5:23:16
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Alan Jackson  Great Britain 5:23:16
4 Horst Tüller  United Team of Germany 5:23:16
5 Gustav-Adolf Schur  United Team of Germany 5:23:16
6 Arthur Brittain  Great Britain 5:23:40
7 Arnaldo Pambianco  Italy 5:23:40
8 Maurice Moucheraud  France 5:23:40
9 Magdaleno Cano  Mexico 5:23:40
10 Lars Nordwall  Sweden 5:23:40
11 Paul Nyman  Finland 5:23:40
12 Michel Vermeulin  France 5:23:40
13 Ramón Hoyos  Colombia 5:23:40
14 William Holmes  Great Britain 5:23:50
15 Anatoly Cherepovich  Soviet Union 5:23:50
16 Mykola Kolumbet  Soviet Union 5:23:50
17 Karl-Ivar Andersson  Sweden 5:23:50
18 Reinhold Pommer  United Team of Germany 5:24:38
19 Harold Reynolds  Great Britain 5:24:44
20 Roland Ströhm  Sweden 5:24:44
21 Juan Pérez  Chile 5:25:38
22 Erich Hagen  United Team of Germany 5:26:38
23 Norbert Verougstraete  Belgium 5:26:47
24 Gustaaf De Smet  Belgium 5:26:47
25 Guremu Demboba  Ethiopia 5:26:58
26 Veselin Petrović  Yugoslavia 5:26:58
27 René Abadie  France 5:27:28
28 Dino Bruni  Italy 5:27:28
29 Patrick Murphy  Canada 5:27:28
30 Franz Wimmer  Austria 5:27:28
31 Gunnar Göransson  Sweden 5:30:45
32 Viktor Kapitonov  Soviet Union 5:30:45
33 René Deceja  Uruguay 5:31:58
34 Aurelio Cestari  Italy 5:34:20
35 Viktor Vershinin  Soviet Union 5:34:21
36 Mesfen Tesfaye  Ethiopia 5:34:25
37 Kim Ho-soon  South Korea 5:34:37
38 Zehaye Bahta  Ethiopia 5:34:37
39 Pablo Hurtado  Colombia 5:34:49
40 Jaime Villegas  Colombia 5:34:49
41 John O'Sullivan  Australia 5:36:58
42 François Van Den Bosch  Belgium 5:38:16
43 Joe Becker  United States 5:38:16
44 Jim Nevin  Australia 5:47:02
AC Jim Nestor  Australia DNF
Jack Trickey  Australia DNF
Walter Bortel  Austria DNF
Kurt Schein  Austria DNF
Rudolf Maresch  Austria DNF
François De Wagheneire  Belgium DNF
Fred Markus  Canada DNF
James Davies  Canada DNF
Jorge Luque  Colombia DNF
František Jursa  Czechoslovakia DNF
Jaroslav Cihlář  Czechoslovakia DNF
Jiří Nouza  Czechoslovakia DNF
Jiří Opavský  Czechoslovakia DNF
Palle Lykke  Denmark DNF
Negousse Mengistou  Ethiopia DNF
Tetsuo Osawa  Japan DNF
Im Sang-jo  South Korea DNF
Gaston Dumont  Luxembourg DNF
Francisco Lozano  Mexico DNF
Felipe Liñan  Mexico DNF
Rafael Vaca  Mexico DNF
Muhammad Naqi Mallick  Pakistan DNF
Din Meraj  Pakistan DNF
Saleem Farooqi  Pakistan DNF
Shazada Muhammad Shah-Rukh  Pakistan DNF
Alfred Swift  South Africa DNF
Robert Fowler  South Africa DNF
Jan Hettema  South Africa DNF
Charles Jonker  South Africa DNF
Hylton Mitchell  Trinidad and Tobago DNF
David Rhoads  United States DNF
Erhard Neumann  United States DNF
George Van Meter  United States DNF
Alberto Velázquez  Uruguay DNF
Eduardo Puertollano  Uruguay DNF
Walter Moyano  Uruguay DNF
Arsenio Chirinos  Venezuela DNF
Antonio Montilla  Venezuela DNF
Domingo Rivas  Venezuela DNF
Franco Cacioni  Venezuela DNF
Trần Gia Thu  Vietnam DNF
Nguyễn Hw Thoa  Vietnam DNF
Ngô Thành Liêm  Vietnam DNF
Trung Trung Lê  Vietnam DNF


  1. ^ "Cycling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games: Men's Road Race, Individual". Retrieved 22 July 2014. 

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