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Cycling at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's Road Race, Individual

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Mount Royal Circuit, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 26, 1976
Date Finished: July 26, 1976
Format: 177.49 km. (110.31 miles) mass start race.

Gold: SWE Bernt Johansson
Silver: ITA Giuseppe Martinelli
Bronze: POL Mieczysław Nowicki

Summary

The course was 177.49 km. over the hilly Mont-Royal Circuit. The course had been used for the 1974 World Championships and the favorite was probably Ryszard Szurkowski of Poland, who was 1973 World Champion and had placed second on the course in 1974. The 1974 champion was his teammate, Janusz Kowalski, but he did not compete in Montréal. On the sixth lap, a group of 10 riders got away, and formed the winning group. On the last lap, Bernt Johansson was able to successfully break away and won the gold medal by 31 seconds. The winner of the sprint for the silver was Peter Thaler, but he was relegated to ninth place for interfering with other riders in the sprint and failing to keep his line. The final sprint included an American, George Mount, unusual for that era, who finished sixth. Szurkowski had missed the winning break and finished 12th, among the leaders of the trailing sprint. Of the three medalists, only Johansson would have a notable pro career. His best performance came in the 1979 Giro d’Italia, in which he placed third and won two stages.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T M
1 Bernt Johansson 23 Sweden SWE Gold 4-46:52
2 Giuseppe Martinelli 21 Italy ITA Silver at 0:31
3 Mieczysław Nowicki 25 Poland POL Bronze at 0:31
4 Fons De Wolf 20 Belgium BEL at 0:31
5 Nikolay Gorelov 28 Soviet Union URS at 0:31
6 George Mount 20 United States USA at 0:31
7 Jean-René Bernaudeau 20 France FRA at 0:31
8 Vittorio Algeri 21 Italy ITA at 0:31
9 Klaus-Peter Thaler 27 West Germany FRG at 0:31
10 Bernardo Alfonsel 22 Spain ESP at 0:35
11 Stanisław Szozda 25 Poland POL at 2:09
12 Ryszard Szurkowski 30 Poland POL at 2:09
13 Vlastimil Moravec 27 Czechoslovakia TCH at 2:09
14 Carlos Cardet 25 Cuba CUB at 2:09
15 Garry Bell 23 New Zealand NZL at 2:09
16 Karl-Dietrich Diers 23 East Germany GDR at 2:09
17 Aleksandr Averin 22 Soviet Union URS at 2:09
18 Herbert Spindler 22 Austria AUT at 2:09
19 Wilfried Trott 27 West Germany FRG at 2:09
20 Harry Hannus 26 Finland FIN at 2:09
21 Roman Humenberger 31 Austria AUT at 2:09
22 Álvaro Pachón 30 Colombia COL at 2:09
23 Luis Manrique 20 Colombia COL at 2:09
24 Pierre Harvey 19 Canada CAN at 2:09
25 Arie Hassink 25 Netherlands NED at 2:09
26 Roberto Ceruti 22 Italy ITA at 2:09
27 Wolfgang Steinmayr 31 Austria AUT at 2:09
28 Clyde Sefton 25 Australia AUS at 2:09
29 Sven-Åke Nilsson 24 Sweden SWE at 2:09
30 Jan Brzeźny 25 Poland POL at 2:09
31 Carmelo Barone 20 Italy ITA at 2:09
32 Rafael Ladrón 23 Spain ESP at 2:09
33 Juan Moral 24 Spain ESP at 2:09
34 Remo Sansonetti 30 Australia AUS at 2:09
35 Joe Waugh 23 Great Britain GBR at 2:09
36 Frank Hoste 20 Belgium BEL at 2:09
37 Hans-Peter Jakst 21 West Germany FRG at 2:09
38 Thorleif Andresen 31 Norway NOR at 2:09
39 Valery Chaplygin 24 Soviet Union URS at 2:09
40 Leo van Vliet 20 Netherlands NED at 2:09
41 Petr Bucháček 28 Czechoslovakia TCH at 7:34
42 John Howard 28 United States USA at 7:34
43 Dudley Hayton 23 Great Britain GBR at 7:34
44 Aavo Pikkuus 21 Soviet Union URS at 7:57
45 Rubén Camacho 22 Mexico MEX at 7:57
46 Peter Weibel 25 West Germany FRG at 7:57
47 Dirk Heirwegh 20 Belgium BEL at 8:49
48 Eddy Schepers 20 Belgium BEL at 8:49
49 Stoyan Bobekov 22 Bulgaria BUL at 11:43
50 Ad Tak 23 Netherlands NED at 13:26
51 Rudolf Mitteregger 31 Austria AUT at 13:26
52 Vern Hanaray 24 New Zealand NZL at 13:26
53 Ramón Noriega 24 Venezuela VEN at 16:21
54 Gilles Durand 24 Canada CAN at 16:21
55 Geir Digerud 20 Norway NOR at 17:50
56 David Boll 23 United States USA at 18:08
57 Richard Trinkler 25 Switzerland SUI at 18:08
58 José Ollarves 23 Venezuela VEN at 20:17
AC Osvaldo Benvenuti 24 Argentina ARG DNF
AC Oswaldo Frossasco 24 Argentina ARG DNF
AC Juan Carlos Haedo 28 Argentina ARG DNF
AC Raúl Labbate 24 Argentina ARG DNF
AC Alan Goodrope 25 Australia AUS DNF
AC Peter Kesting 21 Australia AUS DNF
AC Marco Soria 23 Bolivia BOL DNF
AC Martin Martinov 26 Bulgaria BUL DNF
AC Ivan Popov 25 Bulgaria BUL DNF
AC Nedyalko Stoyanov 21 Bulgaria BUL DNF
AC Brian Chewter 22 Canada CAN DNF
AC Tom Morris 31 Canada CAN DNF
AC Abelardo Ríos 24 Colombia COL DNF
AC Miguel Samacá 30 Colombia COL DNF
AC Carlos Alvarado 21 Costa Rica CRC DNF
AC Gregorio Aldo Arencibia 29 Cuba CUB DNF
AC Roberto Menéndez 26 Cuba CUB DNF
AC Jorge Pérez 24 Cuba CUB DNF
AC Verner Blaudzun 30 Denmark DEN DNF
AC Jørgen Emil Hansen 33 Denmark DEN DNF
AC Bent Pedersen 30 Denmark DEN DNF
AC Willy Skibby 34 Denmark DEN DNF
AC Paulino Martínez 23 Spain ESP DNF
AC René Bittinger 21 France FRA DNF
AC Francis Duteil 29 France FRA DNF
AC Christian Jourdain 21 France FRA DNF
AC Phil Griffiths 27 Great Britain GBR DNF
AC Bill Nickson 23 Great Britain GBR DNF
AC Hans-Joachim Hartnick 21 East Germany GDR DNF
AC Gerhard Lauke 24 East Germany GDR DNF
AC Siegbert Schmeißer 19 East Germany GDR DNF
AC Mikhail Kountras 24 Greece GRE DNF
AC Chan Fai Lui 21 Hong Kong HKG DNF
AC Chan Lam Hams 21 Hong Kong HKG DNF
AC Kwong Chi Yan 19 Hong Kong HKG DNF
AC Tang Kam Man 21 Hong Kong HKG DNF
AC Alan McCormack 19 Ireland IRL DNF
AC Oliver McQuaid 22 Ireland IRL DNF
AC Mohamed Ali Acha-Cheloi 25 Iran IRI DNF
AC Hassan Aryanfar 27 Iran IRI DNF
AC Asghar Khodayari 23 Iran IRI DNF
AC Mahmoud Delshad 23 Iran IRI DNF
AC Errol Walters 19 Jamaica JAM DNF
AC Lucien Didier 25 Luxembourg LUX DNF
AC Marcel Thull 25 Luxembourg LUX DNF
AC Yahya Ahmad 21 Malaysia MAS DNF
AC José Castañeda 24 Mexico MEX DNF
AC Luis Rosendo Ramos 18 Mexico MEX DNF
AC Rodolfo Vitela 27 Mexico MEX DNF
AC Miguel Espinoza Nicaragua NCA DNF
AC David Iornos Nicaragua NCA DNF
AC Hamblin González Nicaragua NCA DNF
AC Manuel Largaespada Nicaragua NCA DNF
AC Frits Schür 25 Netherlands NED DNF
AC Stein Bråthen 21 Norway NOR DNF
AC Pål Henning Hansen 23 Norway NOR DNF
AC Jamie Richards 19 New Zealand NZL DNF
AC Daniele Cesaretti 22 San Marino SMR DNF
AC Hansjörg Aemisegger 24 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Serge Demièrre 20 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Robert Thalmann 27 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Leif Hansson 30 Sweden SWE DNF
AC Alf Segersäll 20 Sweden SWE DNF
AC Petr Matoušek 26 Czechoslovakia TCH DNF
AC Vladimír Vondráček 27 Czechoslovakia TCH DNF
AC Panya Singprayool-Dinmuong 26 Thailand THA DNF
AC Chartchai Juntrat 24 Thailand THA DNF
AC Prajin Rungrote 23 Thailand THA DNF
AC Alee Wararong Thailand THA DNF
AC Carlos Alcantara 27 Uruguay URU DNF
AC Washington Díaz 21 Uruguay URU DNF
AC Víctor González 19 Uruguay URU DNF
AC Waldemar Pedrazzi 21 Uruguay URU DNF
AC Mike Neel 25 United States USA DNF
AC Justo Galaviz 21 Venezuela VEN DNF
AC Nicolas Reidtler 28 Venezuela VEN DNF