Cycling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venues Grünwald
Bundesautobahn 96
Date 29 August – 4 September
Competitors 359 from 54 nations
← 1968
1976 →

The cycling competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich consisted of two road cycling events and five track cycling events, all for men only.[1]

Medal summary

Road cycling

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual road race
Hennie Kuiper
Clyde Sefton
no medal awarded [2]
Team time trial
 Soviet Union (URS)
Valery Yardy
Gennady Komnatov
Valery Likhachov
Boris Shukov
 Poland (POL)
Ryszard Szurkowski
Edward Barcik
Lucjan Lis
Stanisław Szozda
no medal awarded [3]

Track cycling

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual pursuit
Knut Knudsen
Xaver Kurmann
Hans Lutz
 West Germany
Team pursuit
 West Germany (FRG)
Günther Schumacher
Jürgen Colombo
Günter Haritz
Udo Hempel
 East Germany (GDR)
Uwe Unterwalder
Thomas Huschke
Heinz Richter
Herbert Richter
 Great Britain (GBR)
William Moore
Michael Bennett
Ian Hallam
Ronald Keeble
Daniel Morelon
John Nicholson
Omar Pkhakadze
 Soviet Union
Vladimir Semenets
and Igor Tselovalnykov
 Soviet Union
Jürgen Geschke
and Werner Otto
 East Germany
Andrzej Bek
and Benedykt Kocot
1000m time trial
Niels Fredborg
Danny Clark
Jürgen Schütze
 East Germany

Participating nations

359 cyclists from 54 nations competed.[1]

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 2 0 1 3
2  West Germany 1 0 1 2
3  Denmark 1 0 0 1
 France 1 0 0 1
 Netherlands 1 0 0 1
 Norway 1 0 0 1
7  Australia 0 3 0 3
8  East Germany 0 2 1 3
9  Poland 0 1 1 2
10  Switzerland 0 1 0 1
11  Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Totals (11 nations) 7 7 5 19


  1. ^ a b "Cycling at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  2. ^ Jaime Huelamo
     Spain was disqualified after he tested positive for coramine. Fourth-place finisher Bruce Biddle
     New Zealand was not awarded the bronze medal because he had not been tested for drugs.
  3. ^  Netherlands were disqualified when Aad van den Hoek tested positive for coramine. The fourth-placed Belgian team were not awarded the bronze medal because they had not been tested for drugs.


  • International Olympic Committee results database
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