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Cycling at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's Road Race, Individual

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Tongil-ro Circuit, Paju
Date Started: September 27, 1988
Date Finished: September 27, 1988
Format: 196.8 km. (122.3 miles) mass start race.

Gold: GDR Olaf Ludwig
Silver: FRG Bernd Gröne
Bronze: FRG Christian Henn

Summary

The 196.8 km. course was very flat and easy, keeping almost 100 of the 136 starters together for the entire race. The outstanding East German sprinter, Olaf Ludwig, was greatly aided by the flat course. Near the race end, he was joined in a break by a major sprint competitor, “The Tashkent Terror,” Dzhamolidin Abduzhaparov, and Ludwig aborted the attack. He and West German Bernd Gröne got away once more briefly afterwards, and Ludwig won the sprint-out easily. With the fall of Berlin Wall in 1990, he became one the first East German riders to ride professionally. His sprinting abilities allowed him to win many races, and in 1990 he won the green jersey as the Points Leader at the Tour de France. His greatest classics victory was the 1992 Amstel Gold Race. As an amateur, Ludwig twice won the Peace Race and won 36 stages in that Eastern European amateur tour.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T M
1 Olaf Ludwig 28 East Germany GDR Gold 4-32:22
2 Bernd Gröne 25 West Germany FRG Silver at 0:03
3 Christian Henn 24 West Germany FRG Bronze at 0:24
4 Bob Mionske 26 United States USA at 0:24
5 Dzhamolidin Abduzhaparov 24 Soviet Union URS at 0:24
6 Edward Salas 23 Australia AUS at 0:24
7 Roberto Pelliconi 25 Italy ITA at 0:24
8 Graeme Miller 27 New Zealand NZL at 0:24
9 Emili Pérez 21 Andorra AND at 0:24
10 Jozef Regec 23 Czechoslovakia TCH at 0:24
11 Jan Mattheus 23 Belgium BEL at 0:24
12 Hung Chung Yam 20 Hong Kong HKG at 0:24
13 Atle Pedersen 24 Norway NOR at 0:24
14 Remig Stumpf 22 West Germany FRG at 0:34
15 Michel Zanoli 20 Netherlands NED at 0:34
16 Fabrizio Bontempi 21 Italy ITA at 0:34
17 Zdzisław Wrona 26 Poland POL at 0:34
18 Neil Hoban 22 Great Britain GBR at 0:34
19 Johnny Dauwe 22 Belgium BEL at 0:34
20 Cássio Freitas 23 Brazil BRA at 0:34
21 Park Hyeon-Gon 20 South Korea KOR at 0:34
22 Mario Traxl 24 Austria AUT at 0:34
23 Uwe Raab 26 East Germany GDR at 0:34
24 Jean-François Laffillé 26 France FRA at 0:34
25 Mitsuhiro Suzuki 25 Japan JPN at 0:34
26 Marcel Stäuble 27 Switzerland SUI at 0:34
27 Erik Johan Sæbø 23 Norway NOR at 0:34
28 Jacek Bodyk 22 Poland POL at 0:34
29 Yvan Waddell 24 Canada CAN at 0:34
30 Rajko Čubrić 30 Yugoslavia YUG at 0:34
31 Juan Arias 23 Colombia COL at 0:34
32 Mićo Brković 20 Yugoslavia YUG at 0:34
33 Brian Walton 22 Canada CAN at 0:34
34 Hans Lienhart 28 Austria AUT at 0:34
35 Daniel Steiger 22 Switzerland SUI at 0:34
36 Paul Curran 27 Great Britain GBR at 0:34
37 Jari Lähde 25 Finland FIN at 0:34
38 Rob Harmeling 23 Netherlands NED at 0:34
39 Mohamed Mir 25 Algeria ALG at 0:34
40 Gianluca Bortolami 20 Italy ITA at 0:34
41 Dietmar Hauer 20 Austria AUT at 0:34
42 Tom Cordes 22 Netherlands NED at 0:34
43 Michel Lafis 20 Sweden SWE at 0:34
44 Tang Xuezhong 19 China CHN at 0:34
45 Cormac McCann 24 Ireland IRL at 0:34
46 José Asconeguy 25 Uruguay URU at 0:34
47 Luděk Štyks 27 Czechoslovakia TCH at 0:34
48 Nelson Rodríguez 22 Colombia COL at 0:34
49 John McQuaid 28 Ireland IRL at 0:34
50 Leung Hung Tak 24 Hong Kong HKG at 0:34
51 Asyat Saitov 23 Soviet Union URS at 0:34
52 Eduardo Manrique 23 Spain ESP at 0:34
53 Liu Hong 19 China CHN at 0:34
54 Peter Hermann 24 Liechtenstein LIE at 0:34
55 Chow Tai Ming 29 Hong Kong HKG at 0:34
56 Iraj Amir-Akhori 25 Iran IRI at 0:34
57 Anders Jarl 23 Sweden SWE at 0:34
58 Perry Merren 19 Cayman Islands CAY at 0:34
59 Xavier Pérez 20 Andorra AND at 0:34
60 Riho Suun 28 Soviet Union URS at 0:34
61 Luboš Lom 23 Czechoslovakia TCH at 0:34
62 Mark Gornall 26 Great Britain GBR at 0:34
63 Wanderley Magalhães 21 Brazil BRA at 0:34
64 Realdo Jessurun 19 Suriname SUR at 0:34
65 Scott McKinley 19 United States USA at 0:34
66 Marcos Mazzaron 24 Brazil BRA at 0:34
67 Dubán Ramírez 22 Colombia COL at 0:34
68 Geir Dahlen 28 Norway NOR at 0:34
69 Craig Schommer 21 United States USA at 0:34
70 Claude Carlin 27 France FRA at 0:34
71 Tommy Nielsen 20 Denmark DEN at 0:34
72 Kyoshi Miura 27 Japan JPN at 0:34
73 Gervais Rioux 27 Canada CAN at 0:34
74 Peter Meinert Nielsen 22 Denmark DEN at 0:34
75 Brian Fowler 26 New Zealand NZL at 0:34
76 Alcides Etcheverry 27 Uruguay URU at 0:34
77 Luis Rosendo Ramos 30 Mexico MEX at 0:34
78 Valter Bonča 20 Yugoslavia YUG at 0:34
79 Felice Puttini 20 Switzerland SUI at 0:34
80 Gonzalo Aguiar 22 Spain ESP at 0:34
81 Paul McCormack 25 Ireland IRL at 0:34
82 Uwe Ampler 24 East Germany GDR at 0:34
83 Leonardo Sierra 19 Venezuela VEN at 0:34
84 Andrés Torres 21 Guatemala GUA at 0:34
85 Lee Jin-Ok 26 South Korea KOR at 0:34
86 Óscar Aquino 22 Guatemala GUA at 0:34
87 Raoul Fahlin 21 Sweden SWE at 0:34
88 Frank Francken 24 Belgium BEL at 0:34
89 Iván Alemany 21 Spain ESP at 0:34
90 Sin Dae-Cheol 29 South Korea KOR at 1:51
91 Laurent Bezault 22 France FRA at 2:57
92 Murugayan Kumaresan 21 Malaysia MAS at 3:23
93 Syamak Zafarzadeh 24 Iran IRI at 10:25
94 Héctor Pérez 29 Mexico MEX at 10:25
95 Yoshihiro Tsumuraya 23 Japan JPN at 10:25
96 Sebti Benzine 24 Algeria ALG at 10:53
97 Raymond Thomas 19 Jamaica JAM at 10:53
98 Mobange Amisi 23 Congo (Kinshasa) COD at 10:53
99 Pierre Gouws 28 Zimbabwe ZIM at 11:06
100 Víctor Lechuga 22 Guatemala GUA at 12:15
101 Sultan Khalifa United Arab Emirates UAE at 12:15
102 Richard Pascal 20 Cayman Islands CAY at 12:34
103 Domingo Villanueva 23 Philippines PHI at 12:58
104 Kimpale Mosengo 25 Congo (Kinshasa) COD at 12:58
105 Gary Mandy 28 Zimbabwe ZIM at 13:28
106 Stéphane Operto 21 Monaco MON at 14:20
107 Arthur Tenn 24 Jamaica JAM at 15:44
108 Andrzej Mierzejewski 27 Poland POL at 15:44
109 Dyton Chimwaza 31 Malawi MAW at 20:21
AC Huỳnh Châu 27 Vietnam VIE DNF
AC Stephen Fairless 26 Australia AUS DNF
AC Scott Steward 23 Australia AUS DNF
AC Fitzgerald Joseph 21 Belize BIZ DNF
AC Michael Lewis 20 Belize BIZ DNF
AC Earl Theus 24 Belize BIZ DNF
AC Michele Smith 18 Cayman Islands CAY DNF
AC Cai Yingquan 21 China CHN DNF
AC Byron James 21 Guyana GUY DNF
AC Mohammad Reza Bajool 28 Iran IRI DNF
AC Abdel Hamed El-Hadi Libya LBA DNF
AC Abdullah Badri Libya LBA DNF
AC Georges Honein 25 Lebanon LIB DNF
AC Hratch Zadourian 19 Lebanon LIB DNF
AC Patrick Matt 19 Liechtenstein LIE DNF
AC George Nayeja 42 Malawi MAW DNF
AC Amadu Yusufu 30 Malawi MAW DNF
AC Gary Cano 23 Mexico MEX DNF
AC Wayne Morgan 23 New Zealand NZL DNF
AC Norberto Oconer 23 Philippines PHI DNF
AC Frank Williams 23 Sierra Leone SLE DNF
AC Hsu Jui-Te 23 Chinese Taipei TPE DNF
AC Issa Mohamed United Arab Emirates UAE DNF
AC Khalifa Bin Omair United Arab Emirates UAE DNF
AC Enrique Campos 27 Venezuela VEN DNF
AC Ali Parra 26 Venezuela VEN DNF
AC Ndjibu N'Golomingi 24 Congo (Kinshasa) COD DNF