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Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

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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.

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