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Cycling at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Men's Road Race, Team

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Avus North Curve, Berlin
Date Started: August 10, 1936
Date Finished: August 10, 1936
Format: 100 kilometre mass start race. Total time of nation's three best riders to count for team time.

Gold: FRA France
Silver: SUI Switzerland
Bronze: BEL Belgium

Summary

The race was ridden as a mass start for the first time in Olympic history. The course was too easy to break apart the peleton, and consequently, only eight seconds separated the five teams that had three riders to finish the race. French riders finished 1st, 2nd, and =4th in the individual race, giving them a 4.2 second margin for the gold medal over Switzerland. Only five teams were actually placed, because not all individual times could be recorded due to the large pack at the finish, and the timekeeping system failed.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal TT
1 France FRA Gold 7-39:16.2
2 Switzerland SUI Silver 7-39:20.4
3 Belgium BEL Bronze 7-39:21.0
4 Italy ITA 7-39:22.0
5 Austria AUT 7-39:24.0
AC Latvia LAT 8-21:24.0e
AC Bulgaria BUL no time
AC Canada CAN no time
AC Chile CHI no time
AC Czechoslovakia TCH no time
AC Denmark DEN no time
AC Germany GER no time
AC Hungary HUN no time
AC Luxembourg LUX no time
AC Peru PER no time
AC Poland POL no time
AC Sweden SWE no time
AC Turkey TUR no time
AC United States USA no time
AC Yugoslavia YUG no time
AC Great Britain GBR no time DNF
AC Netherlands NED no time DNF