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Ed Lynch

Full name: Edward Arnold "Ed" Lynch
Gender: Male
Born: April 29, 1929 in Canton, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: Bay City Bicycle Club/University of California, Berkeley
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling


Ed Lynch competed in the road race at the 1948 Olympics. He rode for U Cal Berkeley and the Bay City Bicycle Club. Lynch became somewhat of a rebel within the US cycling world, as he was upset with what he considered the politically corrupt ABLA (American Bicycle League of America) administration. A Southern Californian, Lynch considered the entire ABLA to be run by Northeast clubs. He organized a group that manufactured a large number of paper clubs and submitted their application to the ABLA. This put them in the majority and allowed them to take over the ABLA administration. Eventually this was settled when the ABLA Constitution was amended to provide for election on a geographic basis, dividing the country into three regions – East, Central, and West, with an equal number of directors. Lynch, who owned a bike shop in Westwood, California, was eventually named to the ABLA board, but the rebellious effort came at a cost, as he lost his job and his marriage. He continued to race, however, moving to the track and competing in the 1960 Olympic Trials in the sprint, but not making the Olympic team.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 19 London Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual United States USA AC DNF
1948 Summer 19 London Cycling Men's Road Race, Team United States USA AC DNF

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1948 Summer 19 London Cycling United States Final Standings AC DNF

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT
1948 Summer 19 London Cycling United States USA Final Standings AC DNF AC/DNF
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