Cycling at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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Cycling
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Venues
Road cycling Via Cassia
Via Cristoforo Colombo
Via di Grottarossa
Via Flaminia
Track cycling Olympic Velodrome
Dates 26 August – 29 August
Cyclists 297 from 48 countries
Top ranked countries
 Italy: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
 Soviet Union: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
 United Team of Germany: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
« 1956 1964 »

The cycling competition at the 1960 Summer Olympics consisted of two road cycling events and four track cycling events, all for men only.[1] The event was marked by the death of cyclist Knud Jensen.

Medal summary[edit]

Road cycling[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual road race
details
Viktor Kapitonov
 Soviet Union
Livio Trapè
 Italy
Willy van den Berghen
 Belgium
Time trial, team
details
 Italy (ITA)
Livio Trapè
Antonio Bailetti
Ottavio Cogliati
Giacomo Fornoni
 United Team of Germany (EUA)
Gustav-Adolf Schur
Egon Adler
Erich Hagen
Günter Lörke
 Soviet Union (URS)
Aleksei Petrov
Viktor Kapitonov
Yevgeny Klevtsov
Yury Melikhov

Track cycling[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Pursuit, team
details
 Italy (ITA)
Marino Vigna
Luigi Arienti
Franco Testa
Mario Vallotto
 United Team of Germany (EUA)
Siegfried Köhler
Bernd Barleben
Peter Gröning
Manfred Klieme
 Soviet Union (URS)
Viktor Romanov
Arnold Belgardt
Leonid Kolumbet
Stanislav Moskvin
Sprint
details
Sante Gaiardoni
 Italy
Leo Sterckx
 Belgium
Valentino Gasparella
 Italy
Tandem
details
Giuseppe Beghetto
and Sergio Bianchetto
 Italy
Jürgen Simon
and Lothar Stäber
 United Team of Germany
Vladimir Leonov
and Boris Vasilyev
 Soviet Union
1000m time trial
details
Sante Gaiardoni
 Italy
Dieter Gieseler
 United Team of Germany
Rostislav Vargashkin
 Soviet Union

Participating nations[edit]

297 cyclists from 48 nations competed.[1]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Italy 5 1 1 7
2  Soviet Union 1 0 4 5
3  United Team of Germany 0 4 0 4
4  Belgium 0 1 1 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cycling at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 

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