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Cycling at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Date Started: October 14, 1964
Date Finished: October 20, 1964
Events: 7

Participants: 303 (303 men and 0 women) from 40 countries
Youngest Participant: MAS Choy Mow Thim (17 years, 139 days)
Oldest Participant: USA Tom Montemage (37 years, 275 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): ITA Sergio Bianchetto and ITA Giovanni Pettenella (2 medals)
Most Medals (Country): ITA Italy (8 medals)

Overview

The 1964 Olympic cycling program was similar to 1960, with one new event added – the individual pursuit on the track. The four other standard track events – kilometer time trial, match sprint, tandem match sprint, and team pursuit remained on the program. Track competition was held at the Hachioji Velodrome, a 400 metre cement track which was 65 km. from Tokyo center, far enough that the cyclists had their own Olympic village. There were numerous complaints about the velodrome surface, which the UCI adjudged to be substandard for an Olympic track. The individual road race was a mass start race of 194.832 km., consisting of eight laps of the 24.354 km. Hachioji Road Course. The 100 km. team time trial was actually raced over 109.893 km., with four-man teams covering three laps of the Hachioji Road Course.

Medalists