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Peder Pedersen

Full name: Peder Pedersen
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 192 lbs (87 kg)
Born: November 3, 1945 in Nørre Nærå, Nordfyn, Syddanmark, Denmark
Died: January 9, 2015
Affiliations: Odense Cykelbane Klub/Dansk Bicycle Club, Gentofte
Country: DEN Denmark
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Peder Pedersen competed in three Olympics (1964-72) in the sprint, and won a gold medal in 1968 with the Danish pursuit team. He turned professional after the München Olympics and won the 1974 World Sprint Championships. At the amateur Worlds, he was runner-up in the sprint in 1970, and in the 1 km time trial in 1971. He also finished second in the pro sprint at the 1975 Worlds. Pedersen won 11 national titles, mostly in the sprint. In 1972 Pedersen carried the Danish flag at the Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Danish cycle and sports administrator Peder Pedersen became Denmark’s national coach from 1977-92. He was also board member of the Danish Cycling Union from 1977-90 and became its president from 1991-2005. From 1993-97 Pedersen served as a board member with the amateur section of the Union Cycliste Internationale. By profession he was a policeman and eventually became Chief of the Traffic Police at Fünen.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Cycling Men's Sprint Denmark DEN 3 h4 r5/9
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Cycling Men's Sprint Denmark DEN 2 h3 r4/10
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Denmark DEN 1 Gold
1972 Summer 26 München Cycling Men's Sprint Denmark DEN 2 h4 r6/10

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Cycling Denmark Round Two Repêchage Heat Four 3
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Cycling Denmark Round Two Heat Three 3
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Cycling Denmark Round One Repêchage Final Heat Three 1 QU 11.91
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Cycling Denmark Round One Repêchage Heat Seven 1 QU 11.61
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Cycling Denmark Round One Heat Eight 3
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Cycling Denmark Round Two Repêchage Heat Three 2
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Cycling Denmark Round Two Heat Five 2
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Cycling Denmark Round One Heat Sixteen 1 QU 11.08
1972 Summer 26 München Cycling Denmark 1/8-Final Repêchage Heat Four 2
1972 Summer 26 München Cycling Denmark Eighth-Finals Heat Six 3
1972 Summer 26 München Cycling Denmark Round Two Heat Seven 1 QU 11.69
1972 Summer 26 München Cycling Denmark Round One Repêchage Heat Eleven 1 QU 11.34
1972 Summer 26 München Cycling Denmark Round One Heat Ten 2

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Cycling Denmark DEN Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 4:19.87
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