Major achievements in cycling by nation

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This article contains lists of achievements in major cycling competitions according to first-place, second-place and third-place results obtained by cyclists representing different nations. The objective is not to create combined medal tables; the focus is on listing the best positions achieved by cyclists in major international competitions, ranking the nations according to the most number of podiums accomplished by cyclists of these nations. All major World Championships organized by Union Cycliste Internationale (International Cycling Union, UCI) are covered, as well as cycling events at the Olympic Games.

Results[edit]

For the making of the list, results from major senior-level international UCI World Championships and the cycling events at the Summer Olympics were consulted. Please note that junior and under-23 events at the UCI World Championships were not taken into account. Results obtained by amateur athletes, or in amateur events, were considered for the list.

The conventions used on this table are:

Events held at the UCI Motor-paced World Championships were counted as part of road events. Four-cross events were counted as part of the Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships (MTB&T). Indoor results comprise all artistic events as well as cycle ball events.

The following World Championships were not considered for this list:

The table is pre-sorted by total number of first-place results, second-place results and third-place results, respectively. When equal ranks are given, nations are listed in alphabetical order. Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italics.

Also, it is important to note that official documents from UCI credit a medal at the 1984 UCI Track Cycling World Championships to Zhou Suying as a medal for North Korea, while in reality Syuing represented China. Cyclists from North Korea have never earned medals at the UCI World Championships, and this is reflected on this list.[1][2]

Last updated: November 10, 2019
Olympic Games UCI World Championships Number of
Rk. Nation Road Track MTB BMX Road Track MTB&T XCM BMX Urban Cross Indoor 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Total
1  France 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 10 2 0 12
2  Germany 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 10 0 1 11
2   Switzerland 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 10 0 1 11
4  Belgium 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 7 2 2 11
5  Netherlands 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 8 2 0 10
6  United States 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 8 1 1 10
7  Italy 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 8 1 0 9
8  Great Britain 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 7 2 0 9
9  Czech Republic 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 7 1 1 9
10  Spain 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 6 2 1 9
11  Australia 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 7 1 0 8
12  Denmark 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 7 0 1 8
12  Norway 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 7 0 1 8
14  Poland 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 4 4 0 8
15  Austria 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 6 1 0 7
16  Russia 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5 1 1 7
17  Colombia 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 4 2 1 7
18  Canada 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3 4 0 7
19  New Zealand 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 5 1 0 6
19  West Germany 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 5 1 0 6
Olympic Games UCI World Championships Number of
Rk. Nation Road Track MTB BMX Road Track MTB&T XCM BMX Urban Cross Indoor 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Total
21  Czechoslovakia 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 4 1 1 6
21  Sweden 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 4 1 1 6
23  South Africa 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2 3 1 6
24  East Germany 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 5 0 0 5
25  Portugal 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3 2 0 5
26  Latvia 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3 1 1 5
27  Ukraine 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2 2 1 5
28  Soviet Union 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 4 0 0 4
29  Argentina 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3 0 1 4
30  Greece 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2 2 0 4
30  Slovakia 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2 2 0 4
32  Lithuania 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2 0 2 4
33  Japan 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1 2 1 4
34  Brazil 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2 1 0 3
35  Belarus 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2 0 1 3
35  China 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2 0 1 3
37  Slovenia 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1 2 0 3
38  Luxembourg 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1 1 1 3
39  Hong Kong 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1 0 2 3
39  Kazakhstan 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1 0 2 3
Olympic Games UCI World Championships Number of
Rk. Nation Road Track MTB BMX Road Track MTB&T XCM BMX Urban Cross Indoor 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Total
41  Uruguay 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 0 2 1 3
42  Finland 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 0 1 2 3
43  Ireland 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2 0 0 2
44  Cuba 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1 1 0 2
44  Mexico 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1 1 0 2
44 Germany United Team 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1 1 0 2
47  Estonia 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1 0 1 2
47  Malaysia 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1 0 1 2
47  Venezuela 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1 0 1 2
50  Barbados 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 0 1 0 1
50  Bohemia 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 0 1 0 1
50  Chile 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 0 1 0 1
50  Costa Rica 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 0 1 0 1
50  Hungary 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 0 1 0 1
55  Jamaica 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 0 0 1 1
55  Liechtenstein 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 0 0 1 1
55  Macau 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 0 0 1 1
55  South Korea 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 0 0 1 1
55  Trinidad and Tobago 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 0 0 1 1

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