Cycling at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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Cycling
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
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Venues
Road cycling Mont Royal Park
Track cycling Montreal Olympic Velodrome
Dates 18 July - 24 July
Cyclists 295 from 49 countries
Top ranked countries
 West Germany: 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)  
 East Germany: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
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Cycling at the
1976 Summer Olympics
Road cycling
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Individual road race   men
Team time trial men
Track cycling
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Individual pursuit men
Team pursuit men
Sprint men
Individual time trial men

The cycling competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal consisted of two road cycling events and four track cycling events, all for men only. The 2000m tandem event, contested at the previous 13 Games since 1908, was dropped from the Olympic cycling program.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Road cycling[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual road race
details
Bernt Johansson
 Sweden
Giuseppe Martinelli
 Italy
Mieczysław Nowicki
 Poland
Team time trial
details
 Soviet Union (URS)
Aavo Pikkuus
Valery Chaplygin
Anatoly Chukanov
Vladimir Kaminsky
 Poland (POL)
Ryszard Szurkowski
Tadeusz Mytnik
Mieczysław Nowicki
Stanisław Szozda
 Denmark (DEN)
Jørn Lund
Verner Blaudzun
Gert Frank
Jørgen Hansen

Track cycling[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual pursuit
details
Gregor Braun
 West Germany
Herman Ponsteen
 Netherlands
Thomas Huschke
 East Germany
Team pursuit
details
 West Germany (FRG)
Peter Vonhof
Gregor Braun
Hans Lutz
Günther Schumacher
 Soviet Union (URS)
Viktor Sokolov
Vladimir Osokin
Aleksandr Perov
Vitaly Petrakov
 Great Britain (GBR)
Ian Hallam
Ian Banbury
Michael Bennett
Robin Croker
Sprint
details
Anton Tkáč
 Czechoslovakia
Daniel Morelon
 France
Jürgen Geschke
 East Germany
1 km time trial
details
Klaus-Jürgen Grünke
 East Germany
Michel Vaarten
 Belgium
Niels Fredborg
 Denmark

Participating nations[edit]

295 cyclists from 49 nations competed.[1]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  West Germany 2 0 0 2
2  Soviet Union 1 1 0 2
3  East Germany 1 0 2 3
4  Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1
 Sweden 1 0 0 1
6  Poland 0 1 1 2
7  Belgium 0 1 0 1
 France 0 1 0 1
 Italy 0 1 0 1
 Netherlands 0 1 0 1
11  Denmark 0 0 2 2
12  Great Britain 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cycling at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014.