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

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