Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  >  > Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

Cycling at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

Cycling at the 1988 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games ▪ Next Summer Games

Events:
Phases:

Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Velodrome, Olympic Park, Seoul
Date Started: September 20, 1988
Date Finished: September 20, 1988

Gold: URS Aleksandr Kirichenko
Silver: AUS Martin Vinnicombe
Bronze: FRG Robert Lechner

Summary

The favorite was an Australian, Martin Vinnicombe. Vinnicombe had placed third at the 1985 World Championships, second in 1986, and was the 1987 World Champion. There were 30 starters and the early lead was taken by Denmark’s Kenneth Røpke, the fourth starter who was timed in 1:05.168. This was not surpassed until the 16th starter, Soviet rider Aleksandr Kirichenko, went off. Kirichenko rode very strongly and would record the best times on both of the first two laps. But his rear tire began to deflate on the last lap. Rather than request a re-start, his coach, Boris Vasilyev, 1960 tandem bronze medalist, elected to let Kirichenko’s time of 1:04.499 stand, reasoning that he would be too tired to better that. Vinnicombe was the last starter, and when he recorded 1:04.764 to place second, Kirichenko had his gold medal and Vasilyev was vindicated.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Aleksandr Kirichenko 21 Soviet Union URS Gold 1:04.499
2 Martin Vinnicombe 23 Australia AUS Silver 1:04.784
3 Robert Lechner 21 West Germany FRG Bronze 1:05.114
4 Kenneth Røpke 23 Denmark DEN 1:05.168
5 Bernardo González 19 Spain ESP 1:05.281
6 Maic Malchow 25 East Germany GDR 1:05.393
7 Tony Graham 26 New Zealand NZL 1:05.744
8 Frédéric Magné 19 France FRA 1:06.142
9 Rocco Travella 21 Switzerland SUI 1:06.209
10 Clóvis Anderson 25 Brazil BRA 1:06.282
11 Curt Harnett 23 Canada CAN 1:06.291
12 Gene Samuel 27 Trinidad and Tobago TTO 1:06.560
13 Marcelo Alexandre 25 Argentina ARG 1:06.925
14 Bobby Livingston 23 United States USA 1:06.926
15 Eom Yeong-Seop 24 South Korea KOR 1:07.000
16 Hiroshi Toyooka 19 Japan JPN 1:07.240
17 Mika Hämäläinen 21 Finland FIN 1:07.384
18 Thierry Détant 22 Netherlands NED 1:07.555
19 Nelson Mario Pons 20 Ecuador ECU 1:08.351
20 Gary Mandy 28 Zimbabwe ZIM 1:08.474
21 Peter Hermann 24 Liechtenstein LIE 1:08.999
22 Lee Fu-Hsiang 28 Chinese Taipei TPE 1:09.024
23 Max Leiva 22 Guatemala GUA 1:09.214
24 Roderick Chase 20 Barbados BAR 1:09.994
25 Rosman Alwi 26 Malaysia MAS 1:10.446
26 Bernardo Rimarim 26 Philippines PHI 1:11.647
27 Jalil Eftekhari 23 Iran IRI 1:11.683
28 Michele Smith 18 Cayman Islands CAY 1:11.820
29 Bailón Becerra 22 Bolivia BOL 1:13.513
30 Neil Lloyd 21 Antigua and Barbuda ANT 1:18.324