Cycling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Cycling
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Radstadion-72.jpg
Radstadion
Venues
Road cycling Grünwald
Bundesautobahn 96
Track cycling Radstadion
Dates 29 August – 4 September
Cyclists 359 from 54 countries
Top ranked countries
 Soviet Union: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
 West Germany: 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)  
 France: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
 Netherlands: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
« 1968 1976 »

The cycling competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich 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
Hennie Kuiper
 Netherlands
Clyde Sefton
 Australia
no medal awarded [2]
Team time trial
details
 Soviet Union (URS)
Valery Yardy
Gennady Komnatov
Valery Likhachov
Boris Shukov
 Poland (POL)
Ryszard Szurkowski
Edward Barcik
Lucjan Lis
Stanisław Szozda
no medal awarded [3]

Track cycling[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual pursuit
details
Knut Knudsen
 Norway
Xaver Kurmann
 Switzerland
Hans Lutz
 West Germany
Team pursuit
details
 West Germany (FRG)
Günther Schumacher
Jürgen Colombo
Günter Haritz
Udo Hempel
 East Germany (GDR)
Uwe Unterwalder
Thomas Huschke
Heinz Richter
Herbert Richter
 Great Britain (GBR)
William Moore
Michael Bennett
Ian Hallam
Ronald Keeble
Sprint
details
Daniel Morelon
 France
John Nicholson
 Australia
Omar Pkhakadze
 Soviet Union
Tandem
details
Vladimir Semenets
and Igor Tselovalnykov
 Soviet Union
Jürgen Geschke
and Werner Otto
 East Germany
Andrzej Bek
and Benedykt Kocot
 Poland
1000m time trial
details
Niels Fredborg
 Denmark
Danny Clark
 Australia
Jürgen Schütze
 East Germany

Participating nations[edit]

359 cyclists from 54 nations competed.[1]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 2 0 1 3
2  West Germany 1 0 1 2
3  Denmark 1 0 0 1
 France 1 0 0 1
 Netherlands 1 0 0 1
 Norway 1 0 0 1
7  Australia 0 3 0 3
8  East Germany 0 2 1 3
9  Poland 0 1 1 2
10  Switzerland 0 1 0 1
11  Great Britain 0 0 1 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cycling at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Jaime Huelamo
     Spain was disqualified after he tested positive for coramine. Fourth-place finisher Bruce Biddle
     New Zealand was not awarded the bronze medal because he had not been tested for drugs.
  3. ^  Netherlands were disqualified when Aad van den Hoek tested positive for coramine. The fourth-placed Belgian team were not awarded the bronze medal because they had not been tested for drugs.

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