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Cycling at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Date Started: July 18, 1976
Date Finished: July 24, 1976
Events: 6

Participants: 295 (295 men and 0 women) from 49 countries
Youngest Participant: ITA Cesare Cipollini (17 years, 220 days)
Oldest Participant: DEN Willy Skibby (34 years, 157 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): FRG Gregor Braun and POL Mieczysław Nowicki (2 medals)
Most Medals (Country): GDR East Germany (3 medals)

Overview

The 1976 Olympic cycling program saw one change from 1972. The tandem sprint had been dropped from the Olympic Program, after having been contested since 1906 – save for 1912 when there were no track events. There were four track events in Montréal – kilometer time trial, match sprint, tandem match sprint, individual pursuit, and team pursuit, all raced at the Olympic Velodrome. For the first time ever at the Olympics, this was an indoor velodrome, which would later become standard. But in 1976, it was new and the times were much faster than racing outdoors, without the influence of the weather. As in 1972, the track length was 285.714 metres, or 3½ laps to the kilometer. The individual road race was a mass start race of 177.49 km., raced on the Mont Royal Circuit. The team time trial was 100 km., with four-man teams, raced on the Trans-Canada Highway, termed the Fairview Circuit.

Medalists