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Cycling at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's Road Race, Team

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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. Four-man teams. Placement decided by total time for three riders.

Gold: BEL Belgium
Silver: ITA Italy
Bronze: FRA France

Summary

The lead break in the individual race consisted of three Belgians and a German. With the Belgian riders finishing 1st, 2nd, and 4th, there was no contest for the gold medal. Italy won the silver medal, with their riders finishing in order – 5th thru 7th. The rider who did not place for Belgium, Rik Van Looy, later became one the leading riders in the professional peloton.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal TT
1 Belgium BEL Gold 15-20:46.6
2 Italy ITA Silver 15-33:27.3
3 France FRA Bronze 15-38:58.1
4 Sweden SWE 15-41:34.3
5 Germany GER 15-43:50.5
6 Denmark DEN 15-48:02.0
7 Luxembourg LUX 15-49:04.0
8 Netherlands NED 15-52:22.7
9 Switzerland SUI 15-52:49.4
10 Norway NOR 15-55:01.7
11 Great Britain GBR 15-58:51.0
12 Romania ROU 16-08:03.0
13 Uruguay URU 16-08:41.4
AC Australia AUS DNF
AC Austria AUT DNF
AC Bulgaria BUL DNF
AC Chile CHI DNF
AC Finland FIN DNF
AC Hungary HUN DNF
AC India IND DNF
AC Japan JPN DNF
AC South Korea KOR DNF
AC Mexico MEX DNF
AC South Africa RSA DNF
AC Czechoslovakia TCH DNF
AC Soviet Union URS DNF
AC United States USA DNF
AC South Vietnam VNM DNF