Cycling at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Cycling
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
VenueParque Tres de Febrero (road)
Grandes Salones Olímpicos (track)
Dates3 – 6 December
Competitors161 from 30 nations
«19521960»

The cycling competition at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Buenos Aires consisted of two road cycling events and four track cycling events, all for men only.

Medal summary[edit | edit source]

Road cycling[edit | edit source]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Road race, Individual
details
Arnaud Geyre
 France
Ercole Baldini
 Italy
Maurice Moucheraud
 France
Road race, Team
details
 France (FRA)
Arnaud Geyre
Maurice Moucheraud
Michel Vermeulin
 Great Britain (GBR)
Arthur Brittain
William Holmes
Alan Jackson
 United Team of Germany (EUA)
Reinhold Pommer
Gustav-Adolf Schur
Horst Tüller

Track cycling[edit | edit source]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Pursuit, Team
details
 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
Sprint
details
Michel Rousseau
 France
Guglielmo Pesenti
 Italy
Keith Harrisson
 Great Britain
Tandem
details
 Giuseppe Ogna
and Cesare Pinarello (ITA)
 André Gruchet
and Robert Vidal (FRA)
 Eric Thompson
and Peter Brotherton (GBR)
Time trial
details
Ladislav Foucek
 Czechoslovakia
Alan Danson
 Great Britain
Leandro Faggin
 Italy