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Cycling at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

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Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Venue(s): Agustín Melgar Olympic Velodrome, Magdalena Mixhuca Sports City, Ciudad de México
Date Started: October 17, 1968
Date Finished: October 17, 1968

Gold: FRA Pierre Trentin
Silver: DEN Niels Fredborg
Bronze: POL Janusz Kierzkowski

Summary

As was common by now, the kilometer time trial started out the track events at the 1968 Olympics. Denmark’s [Niels Fredborg] had been World Champion in 1967 and 1968 and was favored. Because of the fast track and the altitude, the first 17 finishers broke the previous Olympic record. [Gianni Sartori] (ITA) was the second man on the line and recorded a time of 1:04.65, only to be followed by Fredborg, who equaled the world record of 1:04.61 held by Sartori, but this would get him only second place. There was then a long gap as Fredborg held the lead until the 24th rider started – [Pierre Trentin]. The gold went to Trentin, bronze medalist in 1964, and the World Champion in 1966. His time of 1:03.91 was a world record. Trentin would also win a bronze medal in the sprint in Ciudad de México, and would team with [Daniel Morelon] to win the tandem sprint gold.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Pierre Trentin 24 France FRA Gold 1:03.91 WR
2 Niels Fredborg 21 Denmark DEN Silver 1:04.61 OR
3 Janusz Kierzkowski 21 Poland POL Bronze 1:04.63
4 Gianni Sartori 21 Italy ITA 1:04.65 OR
5 Roger Gibbon 29 Trinidad and Tobago TTO 1:04.66
6 Leijn Loevesijn 19 Netherlands NED 1:04.84
7 Jocelyn Lovell 18 Canada CAN 1:05.18
8 Serhiy Kravtsov 20 Soviet Union URS 1:05.21
9 José Pittaro 22 Argentina ARG 1:05.57
10T Heinz Richter 21 East Germany GDR 1:05.61
10T Herbert Honz 26 West Germany FRG 1:05.61
12 Jackie Simes 25 United States USA 1:05.67
13 Luis Barrufa 22 Uruguay URU 1:06.27
14 Hilton Clarke 24 Australia AUS 1:06.45
15 Miloš Jelínek 21 Czechoslovakia TCH 1:06.52
16 Brendan McKeown 24 Great Britain GBR 1:06.56
17 Tibor Lendvai 28 Hungary HUN 1:06.65
18 Dirk Baert 19 Belgium BEL 1:07.34
19 Sanji Inoue 20 Japan JPN 1:07.54
20 Edwin Torres 21 Puerto Rico PUR 1:07.65
21 José Mercado 30 Mexico MEX 1:07.97
22 Jupp Ripfel 30 Sweden SWE 1:08.65
23 Raimo Suikkanen 25 Finland FIN 1:08.92
24 Raúl Marcelo Vázquez 20 Cuba CUB 1:08.96
25 Jorge Hernández 20 Colombia COL 1:09.24
26 Kim Gwang-Seon 22 South Korea KOR 1:09.40
27 Kensley Reece 23 Barbados BAR 1:09.90
28 Rolando Guaves 23 Philippines PHI 1:10.02
29 Pakanit Boriharnvanakhet 19 Thailand THA 1:10.66
30 Fan Yue-Tao 18 Chinese Taipei TPE 1:11.13
31 Aubrey Bryce 19 Guyana GUY 1:12.73
32 Tarek Abou Al Dahab 28 Lebanon LIB 1:16.18