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Cycling at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Points Race

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Horta Velodrome, Barcelona
Date Started: July 28, 1992
Date Finished: July 31, 1992
Format: Final at 50 km.; heats at 30 km.

Gold: ITA Giovanni Lombardi
Silver: NED Léon van Bon
Bronze: BEL Cédric Mathy

Summary

As in 1984-1988, the points race was raced over 30 km. in the heats and 50 km. in the final. Unlike those years, when only two riders finished the final on the same lap, the 21 finalists all finished on the same lap. The very fast pace prevented any breakaways that would allow a rider to gain a lap. Three riders – Giovanni Lombardi (ITA), Léon van Bon (NED), and Cédric Mathy (BEL) – came to the final lap sprint with a chance to win. Van Bon led with 41 points, followed by Lombardi with 38 and Mathy with 31. The final sprint gave 10 points to the winner, 6 to the runner-up and 4 and 2 to third- and fourth-place. Mathy had the best of the sprint, but Lombardi broke out of a late box to second, while van Bon dropped to fourth as Lombardi burst by. Van Bon and the Dutch fans celebrated, thinking he had won the race, but the final points were 44 for Lombardi, the gold medalist, and 43 for silver medalist van Bon.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Giovanni Lombardi 23 Italy ITA Gold
2 Léon van Bon 20 Netherlands NED Silver
3 Cédric Mathy 22 Belgium BEL Bronze
4 Glenn McLeay 23 New Zealand NZL
5 Lubor Tesař 21 Czechoslovakia TCH
6 Eric Magnin 25 France FRA
7 Guido Fulst 22 Germany GER
8 Andreas Aeschbach 22 Switzerland SUI
9 Franz Stocher 23 Austria AUT
10 Erminio Suárez 23 Argentina ARG
11 Hiroshi Daimon 30 Japan JPN
12 Wojciech Pawłak 22 Poland POL
13 Conrado Cabrera 25 Cuba CUB
14 Manuel Youshimatz 30 Mexico MEX
15 Dan Frost 31 Denmark DEN
16 José Velásquez 22 Colombia COL
17 Patrick Matt 23 Liechtenstein LIE
18 Simon Lillistone 23 Great Britain GBR
19 Gene Samuel 31 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
20 Li Wenkai 22 China CHN
21 Murugayan Kumaresan 25 Malaysia MAS
AC r2/2 Stephen McGlede 23 Australia AUS DNF
AC r2/2 Miklós Somogyi 29 Hungary HUN DNF
AC r2/2 Vasyl Yakovlev 20 Unified Team EUN DNF
13 h1 r1/2 J'me Carney 23 United States USA
13 h2 r1/2 Park Min-Su 21 South Korea KOR
14 h1 r1/2 Fernando Louro 30 Brazil BRA
14 h2 r1/2 Arnolds Ūdris 24 Latvia LAT
15 h1 r1/2 Weng Yu-Yi 19 Chinese Taipei TPE
15 h2 r1/2 Miguel Droguett 31 Chile CHI
16 h2 r1/2 Gabriel Aynat 20 Spain ESP
17 h2 r1/2 Georgios Portelanos 25 Greece GRE
18 h2 r1/2 John Malois 21 Canada CAN
AC h1 r1/2 Neil Lloyd 25 Antigua and Barbuda ANT DNF
AC h1 r1/2 Aubrey Richmond 34 Guyana GUY DNF
AC h1 r1/2 Scott Richardson 21 South Africa RSA DNF
AC h1 r1/2 Dušan Popeskov 23 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA DNF
AC h2 r1/2 Majid Naseri 23 Iran IRI DNF