Cycling at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
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Venues
Road cycling Satellite Circuit
Track cycling Agustín Melgar Olympic Velodrome
Dates 15 October – 21 October
Cyclists 329 from 52 countries
Top ranked countries
 France: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
 Denmark: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
 Italy: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
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The cycling competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics consisted of two road cycling events and five track cycling events, all for men only.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Road cycling[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual road race
details
Pierfranco Vianelli
 Italy
Leif Mortensen
 Denmark
Gösta Pettersson
 Sweden
Team time trial
details
 Netherlands (NED)
Joop Zoetemelk
Fedor den Hertog
Jan Krekels
René Pijnen
 Sweden (SWE)
Sture Pettersson
Tomas Pettersson
Erik Pettersson
Gösta Pettersson
 Italy (ITA)
Pierfranco Vianelli
Giovanni Bramucci
Vittorio Marcelli
Mauro Simonetti

Track cycling[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Pursuit, Individual
details
Daniel Rebillard
 France
Mogens Jensen
 Denmark
Xaver Kurmann
 Switzerland
Pursuit, Team
details
 Denmark (DEN)
Per Jørgensen
Reno Olsen
Gunnar Asmussen
Mogens Jensen
 West Germany (FRG)
Karl Link
Udo Hempel
Karlheinz Henrichs
Jürgen Kissner
 Italy (ITA)
Luigi Roncaglia
Lorenzo Bosisio
Cipriano Chemello
Giorgio Morbiato
Sprint
details
Daniel Morelon
 France
Giurdano Turrini
 Italy
Pierre Trentin
 France
Tandem
details
Daniel Morelon
and Pierre Trentin
 France
Leijn Loevesijn
and Jan Janssen
 Netherlands
Daniel Goens
and Robert van Lancker
 Belgium
1000m time trial
details
Pierre Trentin
 France
Niels Fredborg
 Denmark
Janusz Kierzkowski
 Poland

Participating nations[edit]

329 cyclists from 52 nations competed.[1]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France 4 0 1 5
2  Denmark 1 3 0 4
3  Italy 1 1 2 4
4  Netherlands 1 1 0 2
5  Sweden 0 1 1 2
6  West Germany 0 1 0 1
7  Belgium 0 0 1 1
 Poland 0 0 1 1
 Switzerland 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cycling at the 1968 Mexico Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014.