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Cycling at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's Road Race, Individual

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Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): , Käpylä, Helsinki
Date Started: August 2, 1952
Date Finished: August 2, 1952
Format: 190.4 km. mass start race. 17 laps of 11.2 lap course.

Gold: BEL André Noyelle
Silver: BEL Robert Grondelaers
Bronze: GER Edi Ziegler

Summary

The 1952 Olympic road race was contested over 17 laps of an 11.2 km. course, which was on Koskelantie Street in Käpyla. The course was not overly difficult in terms of climbs, but had few flat sections, consisting of rolling hills throughout. The Belgian riders rode as a team and on the 11th lap, they broke away, accompanied by Edi Ziegler of Germany, and Jules Maenen of the Netherlands. Maenen held on for three laps but was dropped by the Belgians – André Noyelle, Robert Grondelaers, and Lucien Victor. At the start of the final lap, Noyelle dropped the other three leaders and opened up a big lead quickly. He held on to win the gold medal. With five kilometers remaining, Grondelaers broke Ziegler and Victor, and rode on to the silver medal. The Belgian medal sweep was ruined when Ziegler outsprinted Victor.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T M
1 André Noyelle 20 Belgium BEL Gold 5-06:03.4
2 Robert Grondelaers 19 Belgium BEL Silver at 0:47.8
3 Edi Ziegler 22 Germany GER Bronze at 1:44.1
4 Lucien Victor 21 Belgium BEL at 1:48.6
5 Dino Bruni 20 Italy ITA at 4:50.6
6 Vincenzo Zucconelli 21 Italy ITA at 5:13.1
7 Gianni Ghidini 22 Italy ITA at 5:13.4
8 Oscar Zeissner 23 Germany GER at 5:15.1
9 Hans Andresen 24 Denmark DEN at 5:15.1
10 Arend van 't Hof 18 Netherlands NED at 5:15.6
11 André Moes 22 Luxembourg LUX at 5:15.6
12 Jacques Anquetil 18 France FRA at 5:15.6
13 Alfred Tonello 23 France FRA at 5:16.6
14 Roger Ludwig 19 Luxembourg LUX at 5:16.6
15 Bruno Monti 22 Italy ITA at 5:31.6
16 Yngve Lundh 28 Sweden SWE at 6:11.8
17 Rolf Graf 19 Switzerland SUI at 6:41.9
18 Stig Mårtensson 29 Sweden SWE at 6:56.6
19 Jørgen Frank Rasmussen 21 Denmark DEN at 8:06.0
20 Josef Schraner 23 Switzerland SUI at 9:02.7
21 Allan Carlsson 23 Sweden SWE at 10:15.7
22 Jan Plantaz 21 Netherlands NED at 10:15.7
23 Claude Rouer 22 France FRA at 10:15.7
24 Odd Berg 28 Norway NOR at 11:26.8
25 Erling Kristiansen 28 Norway NOR at 11:26.8
26 Desmond Robinson 24 Great Britain GBR at 12:05.5
27 Brian Robinson 21 Great Britain GBR at 12:05.5
28 Lorang Christiansen 35 Norway NOR at 13:57.9
29 Constantin Stănescu 24 Romania ROU at 13:58.0
30 Alois Lampert 19 Liechtenstein LIE at 14:03.2
31 Graham Vines 21 Great Britain GBR at 16:29.8
32 Donald Sheldon 22 United States USA at 16:29.9
33 Virgilio Pereyra 24 Uruguay URU at 16:30.0
34 Peter Pryor 22 Australia AUS at 16:30.1
35 Jim Nevin 21 Australia AUS at 16:30.2
36 Thomas O'Rourke 17 United States USA at 16:30.3
37 Wedell Østergaard 28 Denmark DEN at 16:30.7
38 Luis Ángel de los Santos 26 Uruguay URU at 16:30.9
39 Hugo Machado 29 Uruguay URU at 17:30.3
40 Yevgeny Klevtsov 23 Soviet Union URS at 17:30.6
41 Marin Niculescu 29 Romania ROU at 17:30.7
42 Raino Koskenkorva 25 Finland FIN at 17:31.2
43 Ewald Hasler 19 Liechtenstein LIE at 17:31.4
44 Victor Georgescu 19 Romania ROU at 18:24.1
45 Ángel Romero 19 Mexico MEX at 18:30.5
46 Petar Georgiev 22 Bulgaria BUL at 18:30.6
47 Lưu Quan 27 South Vietnam VNM at 18:30.7
48 Paul Maue 20 Germany GER at 18:41.1
49 Adrie Voorting 21 Netherlands NED at 18:41.2
50 Fausto Lurati 22 Switzerland SUI at 18:54.6
51 Nicolas Morn 20 Luxembourg LUX at 20:21.6
52 Helge Hansen 27 Denmark DEN at 21:05.4
AC Ken Caves 25 Australia AUS DNF
AC Peter Nelson 23 Australia AUS DNF
AC Rik Van Looy 18 Belgium BEL DNF
AC Milcho Rusev Bulgaria BUL DNF
AC Iliya Velchev 27 Bulgaria BUL DNF
AC Boyan Kotsev 22 Bulgaria BUL DNF
AC Hernán Masanés 20 Chile CHI DNF
AC Héctor Mellado 27 Chile CHI DNF
AC Hugo Miranda 26 Chile CHI DNF
AC Jimmy Swift 21 South Africa RSA DNF
AC Bobby Fowler 20 South Africa RSA DNF
AC Jules Maenen 20 Netherlands NED DNF
AC Netai Bysack 31 India IND DNF
AC Suprovat Chakravarty 20 India IND DNF
AC Raj Kumar Mehra 34 India IND DNF
AC Pradip Bode India IND DNF
AC Les Ingman 24 Great Britain GBR DNF
AC Franz Wimmer 19 Austria AUT DNF
AC Walter Bortel 25 Austria AUT DNF
AC Kihei Tomioka 20 Japan JPN DNF
AC Tadashi Kato 17 Japan JPN DNF
AC Masazumi Tajima 19 Japan JPN DNF
AC Gwon Ik-Hyeon 32 South Korea KOR DNF
AC Im Sang-Jo 22 South Korea KOR DNF
AC Kim Ho-Sun South Korea KOR DNF
AC Ricardo García 26 Mexico MEX DNF
AC Francisco Lozano 20 Mexico MEX DNF
AC Julio Cepeda 19 Mexico MEX DNF
AC Jean Schmit 20 Luxembourg LUX DNF
AC Anatoly Kolesov Soviet Union URS DNF
AC Vladimir Kryuchkov Soviet Union URS DNF
AC Muhammad Naqi Mallick 24 Pakistan PAK DNF
AC Imtiaz Bhatti 19 Pakistan PAK DNF
AC Roland Bezamat 24 France FRA DNF
AC Petre Nuţă 24 Romania ROU DNF
AC Lars Nordwall 23 Sweden SWE DNF
AC Walter Becker 19 Germany GER DNF
AC Paul Nyman 23 Finland FIN DNF
AC Ruben Forsblom 21 Finland FIN DNF
AC Kobi Scherer 21 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Jan Veselý 29 Czechoslovakia TCH DNF
AC Stanislav Svoboda 21 Czechoslovakia TCH DNF
AC Karel Nesl 21 Czechoslovakia TCH DNF
AC Milan Perič 24 Czechoslovakia TCH DNF
AC István Lang 19 Hungary HUN DNF
AC István Schillerwein 18 Hungary HUN DNF
AC Lajos Látó Hungary HUN DNF
AC Julio Sobrera 25 Uruguay URU DNF
AC Châu Phươc Vình 25 South Vietnam VNM DNF
AC Nguyễn Đức Hiền 26 South Vietnam VNM DNF
AC Lê Văn Phươc 22 South Vietnam VNM DNF
AC Ronald Rhoads 18 United States USA DNF
AC Tamotsu Chikanari 23 Japan JPN DQ
AC Nikolay Bobarenko 20 Soviet Union URS DQ
AC David Rhoads 20 United States USA DQ
AC Arthur Mannsbarth 22 Austria AUT DQ
AC Paul Backman 31 Finland FIN DQ
AC Héctor Droguett 27 Chile CHI DQ
AC George Estman 29 South Africa RSA DQ