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Encyclopedia > Cycling at the 1968 Summer Olympics

The cycling competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics consisted of two road cycling events and five track cycling events, all for men only. This road bicycle is built using lightweight, shaped aluminium tubing and carbon fiber stays and forks. ... The 1968 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, were held in Mexico City in 1968. ... Road bicycle racing is a popular bicycle racing sport held on the road (following the geography of the area), using racing bicycles. ... Track cycling is a bicycle racing sport usually held on specially-built banked tracks or velodromes (but many events are held at older velodromes where the track banking is relatively shallow) using track bicycles. ...

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 France France 4 0 1 5
2 Denmark Denmark 1 3 0 4
3 Italy Italy 1 1 2 4
4 Netherlands Netherlands 1 1 0 2
5 Sweden Sweden 0 1 1 2
6 West Germany West Germany 0 1 0 1
7 Belgium 0 0 1 1
Poland 0 0 1 1
Switzerland Switzerland 0 0 1 1

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Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual road race Italy Pierfranco Vianelli
Italy (ITA)
Denmark Leif Mortensen
Denmark (DEN)
Sweden Gösta Pettersson
Sweden (SWE)
Team time trial Netherlands Netherlands (NED)
Joop Zoetemelk
Fedor den Hertog
Jan Krekels
René Pijnen
Sweden Sweden (SWE)
Sture Pettersson
Tomas Pettersson
Erik Pettersson
Gösta Pettersson
Italy Italy (ITA)
Pierfranco Vianelli
Giovanni Bramucci
Vittorio Marcelli
Mauro Simonetti
1000m time trial France Pierre Trentin
France (FRA)
Denmark Niels Fredborg
Denmark (DEN)
 Janusz Kierzkowski
Poland (POL)
Sprint France Daniel Morelon
France (FRA)
Italy Giurdano Turrini
Italy (ITA)
France Pierre Trentin
France (FRA)
Tandem France France (FRA)
Daniel Morelon
Pierre Trentin
Netherlands Netherlands (NED)
Leijn Loevesijn
Jan Jansen
 Belgium (BEL)
Daniel Goens
Robert van Lancker
Individual pursuit France Daniel Rebillard
France (FRA)
Denmark Mogens Jensen
Denmark (DEN)
Switzerland Xaver Kurmann
Switzerland (SUI)
Team pursuit Denmark Denmark (DEN)
Per Jørgensen
Reno Olsen
Gunnar Asmussen
Mogens Jensen
West Germany West Germany (FRG)
Karl Link
Udo Hempel
Karlheinz Henrichs
Jürgen Kissner
Italy Italy (ITA)
Luigi Roncaglia
Lorenzo Bosisio
Cipriano Chemello
Giorgio Morbiato



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