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Cycling at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Velodrome, Roma
Date Started: August 26, 1960
Date Finished: August 27, 1960

Gold: ITA Italy
Silver: GER Germany
Bronze: URS Soviet Union

Summary

The Italian team of Giuseppe Beghetto and Sergio Bianchetto was favored. Twelve teams started the seven first round heats. The winners of the heats and the winner of a repêchage series qualified for the quarter-finals. From the quarter-finals on, all matches were best two of three races. The Italian pair was never challenged, winning all seven of their races. They defeated the relatively unknown Germans, Jürgen Simon and Lothar Stäber, in two straight in the final. Both Italians would turn professional, with Beghetto having by far the greater career. He was sprint World Champion in 1965, 1966, and 1968. Bianchetto would place third at the 1968 Grand Prix de Paris, the event also won by Beghetto.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Italy ITA Gold
2 Germany GER Silver
3 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 Netherlands NED
5T France FRA
5T Great Britain GBR
5T Czechoslovakia TCH
5T United States USA
9 Australia AUS
2 h1 r2/5 Switzerland SUI
2 h2 r2/5 Mexico MEX
2 h6 r1/5 South Africa RSA