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Cycling at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): Hachioji Velodrome, Hachioji, Tokyo
Date Started: October 20, 1964
Date Finished: October 20, 1964

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

Summary

In 1960, the Italian tandem of Sergio Bianchetto and Giuseppe Beghetto had won the gold medal. Bianchetto was back, but this time partnered by Angelo Damiano. In the semis they faced the German team of Willi Fuggerer and Klaus Kobusch. After splitting the first two races, the Germans appeared to have won the third race, but were disqualified for interference and moving out of their lane in the final sprint, allowing Bianchetto/Damiano to advance to the final. There they faced the Soviet team of Imants Bodnieks and Viktor Logunov. Bodnieks/Logunov won the first race, but could not match the Italians in the final two races, as Bianchetto won his second consecutive gold medal in the event. Fuggerer and Kobusch did win the bronze medal race.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Italy ITA Gold
2 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Germany GER Bronze
4 Netherlands NED
5T Australia AUS
5T Denmark DEN
5T Hungary HUN
5T Czechoslovakia TCH
9 France FRA
2 h1 r2/5 Mexico MEX
2 h2 r2/5 United States USA
2 h3 r2/5 Great Britain GBR
3 h1 r2/5 Japan JPN