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Cycling at the 1956 Summer Olympics


Cycling at the 1956 Summer Olympics

at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Road cycling Broadmeadows
Track cycling Melbourne Olympic Velodrome
Dates 3 December – 6 December
Cyclists 161 from 30 countries
Top ranked countries
Italy: 1st  2nd  3rd  
France: 1st  2nd  3rd  
Australia: 1st  2nd  3rd  
« 1952 1960 »

The cycling competition at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne consisted of two road cycling events and four track cycling events, all for men only.[1]

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Road race, Individual
 Ercole Baldini (ITA)  Arnaud Geyre (FRA)  Alan Jackson (GBR)
Road race, Team
 France (FRA)
Arnaud Geyre
Maurice Moucheraud
Michel Vermeulin
 Great Britain (GBR)
Arthur Brittain
William Holmes
Alan Jackson
 Germany (EUA)
Reinhold Pommer
Gustav-Adolf Schur
Horst Tüller
1000m time trial
 Leandro Faggin (ITA)  Ladislav Fouček (TCH)  Alfred Swift (RSA)
 Michel Rousseau (FRA)  Guglielmo Pesenti (ITA)  Dick Ploog (AUS)
 Australia (AUS)
Joey Browne
Anthony Marchant
 Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Ladislav Fouček
Václav Machek
 Italy (ITA)
Giuseppe Ogna
Cesare Pinarello
Pursuit, Team
 Italy (ITA)
Valentino Gasparella
Antonio Domenicali
Leandro Faggin
Franco Gandini
Virginio Pizzali
 France (FRA)
Michel Vermeulin
René Bianchi
Jean Graczyk
Jean-Claude Lecante
 Great Britain (GBR)
Tom Simpson
Donald Burgess
Mike Gambrill
John Geddes

Participating nations

161 cyclists from 30 nations competed.[1]

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Italy 3 1 1 5
2 France 2 2 0 4
3 Australia 1 0 1 2
4 Czechoslovakia 0 2 0 2
5 Great Britain 0 1 2 3
6 Germany 0 0 1 1
South Africa 0 0 1 1


  1. ^ a b "Cycling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
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