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Cycling at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

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Events:

Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Velodrome, Roma
Date Started: August 26, 1960
Date Finished: August 26, 1960

Gold: ITA Sante Gaiardoni
Silver: GER Dieter Gieseler
Bronze: URS Rostislav Vargashkin

Summary

Earlier in the summer, [Sante Gaiardoni] (ITA) had won the sprint World Championships, after placing second to his countryman, [Valentino Gasparella], in both 1958-59. Only one rider from each nation could compete in the kilometer, and Gaiardoni was chosen to represent Italy. Gaiardoni won the gold medal by almost 1.5 seconds over Germany’s [Dieter Gieseler], with a world record time of 1:07.27. For the first time ever, timing in Olympic cycling was taken to the 1/100th of a second.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Sante Gaiardoni 21 Italy ITA Gold 1:07.27 WR
2 Dieter Gieseler 19 Germany GER Silver 1:08.75 OR
3 Rostislav Vargashkin 27 Soviet Union URS Bronze 1:08.86
4 Piet van der Touw 19 Netherlands NED 1:09.20 OR
5 Ian Chapman 20 Australia AUS 1:09.55
6 Anésio Argenton 29 Brazil BRA 1:09.96
7 Jean Govaerts 21 Belgium BEL 1:10.23
8 Josef Helbling 25 Switzerland SUI 1:10.42
9 Les Haupt 21 South Africa RSA 1:10.61
10 János Söre 25 Hungary HUN 1:10.63
11 Warwick Dalton 23 New Zealand NZL 1:10.68
12 Ion Ioniţă 32 Romania ROU 1:10.91
13 Allen Bell 26 United States USA 1:11.33
14 Luis Serra 24 Uruguay URU 1:11.42
15 Mauricio Mata 21 Mexico MEX 1:11.61
16 Michel Scob 25 France FRA 1:11.65
17 Karl Barton 23 Great Britain GBR 1:11.72
18 Boncho Novakov 25 Bulgaria BUL 1:11.73
19 Tetsuo Osawa 24 Japan JPN 1:11.86
20 Günther Kriz 19 Austria AUT 1:12.58
21 Paul Nyman 31 Finland FIN 1:14.11
22 Diego Calero 19 Colombia COL 1:14.18
23 Clyde Rimple 23 West Indies Federation WIF 1:16.08
24 Michael Horgan 26 Ireland IRL 1:17.18
25 Muhammad Ashiq 25 Pakistan PAK 1:20.17