Cycling at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Cycling
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Olympic rings without rims.svg
VenuesSatellite Circuit
Agustín Melgar Olympic Velodrome
Date15 October – 21 October
Competitors329 from 52 nations
← 1964
1972 →

The cycling competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics 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
Pierfranco Vianelli
 Italy
Leif Mortensen
 Denmark
Gösta Pettersson
 Sweden
Team time trial
details
 Netherlands (NED)
Joop Zoetemelk
Fedor den Hertog
Jan Krekels
René Pijnen
 Sweden (SWE)
Sture Pettersson
Tomas Pettersson
Erik Pettersson
Gösta Pettersson
 Italy (ITA)
Pierfranco Vianelli
Giovanni Bramucci
Vittorio Marcelli
Mauro Simonetti

Track cycling[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Pursuit, Individual
details
Daniel Rebillard
 France
Mogens Jensen
 Denmark
Xaver Kurmann
 Switzerland
Pursuit, Team
details
 Denmark (DEN)
Per Jørgensen
Reno Olsen
Gunnar Asmussen
Mogens Jensen
 West Germany (FRG)
Karl Link
Udo Hempel
Karlheinz Henrichs
Jürgen Kissner
 Italy (ITA)
Luigi Roncaglia
Lorenzo Bosisio
Cipriano Chemello
Giorgio Morbiato
Sprint
details
Daniel Morelon
 France
Giurdano Turrini
 Italy
Pierre Trentin
 France
Tandem
details
 Daniel Morelon
and Pierre Trentin (FRA)
 Leijn Loevesijn
and Jan Janssen (NED)
 Daniel Goens
and Robert van Lancker (BEL)
Time trial
details
Pierre Trentin
 France
Niels Fredborg
 Denmark
Janusz Kierzkowski
 Poland

Participating nations[edit]

329 cyclists from 52 nations competed.[1]

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 France4015
2 Denmark1304
3 Italy1124
4 Netherlands1102
5 Sweden0112
6 West Germany0101
7 Belgium0011
 Poland0011
 Switzerland0011
Totals (9 nations)77721


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cycling at the 1968 Mexico Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014.