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Cycling at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Road Race, Individual

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Sant Sadurní Cycling Circuit, Sant Sadurní d'Anoia
Date Started: August 2, 1992
Date Finished: August 2, 1992
Format: 194.4 km. (120.6 miles) mass start race.

Gold: ITA Fabio Casartelli
Silver: NED Erik Dekker
Bronze: LAT Dainis Ozols

Summary

The favorites in the race were the Dutch rider, Erik Dekker, and the American, Lance Armstrong. On the next-to-last lap, a three-rider break formed and Dekker was in it, while Armstrong was too closely marked and did not catch it. With Dekker were the Latvian, Dainis Ozols and the Italian, Fabio Casartelli. They stayed away and Casartelli held off Dekker in the sprint to win the gold medal. All the leading riders later turned professional. Armstrong had one of the greatest cycling careers ever, winning seven consecutive Tours de France (1999-2005). Dekker became a solid professional rider in the peleton, winning four stages at the Tour de France and the 2001 Amstel Gold Race. Ozols rode professionally from 1995-2000, winning a stage in the 1996 Peace Race.

Fabio Casartelli eventually became a domestique on the Motorola team and supported Armstrong in the 1995 Tour de France. On the 15th stage of that race, he went off a curve in the Pyrenees, while descending the Col de Portet d’Aspet, and hit his un-helmeted head on a concrete pylon. Doctors were quickly on the scene but he died almost instantly. The next day, the peleton allowed Motorola teammate Armstrong to ride away uncontested to victory, in Casartelli’s memory. As Armstrong crossed the finish line, he raised both hands to the sky, and looked up, remembering and honoring his fallen teammate.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal M T
1 Fabio Casartelli 21 Italy ITA Gold 4-35:21
2 Erik Dekker 21 Netherlands NED Silver at 0:01
3 Dainis Ozols 25 Latvia LAT Bronze at 0:03
4 Erik Zabel 22 Germany GER at 0:35
5 Lauri Aus 21 Estonia EST at 0:35
6 Andrzej Sypytkowski 28 Poland POL at 0:35
7 Sylvain Bolay 28 France FRA at 0:35
8 Arvis Piziks 22 Latvia LAT at 0:35
9 Raido Kodanipork 23 Estonia EST at 0:35
10 Grant Rice 24 Australia AUS at 0:35
11 Lars Michaelsen 23 Denmark DEN at 0:35
12 Michel Lafis 24 Sweden SWE at 0:35
13 Urs Güller 24 Switzerland SUI at 0:35
14 Lance Armstrong 20 United States USA at 0:35
15 Ángel Edo 21 Spain ESP at 0:35
16 Darren Smith 19 Australia AUS at 0:35
17 Richard Groenendaal 21 Netherlands NED at 0:35
18 Christian Andersen 25 Denmark DEN at 0:35
19 Roland Meier 24 Switzerland SUI at 0:35
20 Davide Rebellin 20 Italy ITA at 0:35
21 Tomokazu Fujino 25 Japan JPN at 0:35
22 Jacek Mickiewicz 22 Poland POL at 0:35
23 Saulius Šarkauskas 22 Lithuania LTU at 0:35
24 Kiko García 23 Spain ESP at 0:35
25 František Trkal 22 Czechoslovakia TCH at 0:35
26 Gianni Vignaduzzi 25 Canada CAN at 0:35
27 Miloslav Kejval 19 Czechoslovakia TCH at 0:35
28 Wanderley Magalhães 25 Brazil BRA at 0:35
29 Peter Luttenberger 19 Austria AUT at 0:35
30 Steffen Wesemann 21 Germany GER at 0:35
31 Xavier Pérez 24 Andorra AND at 0:35
32 Kevin Kimmage 25 Ireland IRL at 0:35
33 Svyatoslav Ryabushenko 24 Unified Team EUN at 0:35
34 Claus Møller 23 Denmark DEN at 0:35
35 Conor Henry 21 Ireland IRL at 0:35
36 Simeon Hempsall 22 Great Britain GBR at 0:35
37 Timm Peddie 22 United States USA at 0:35
38 Bjørn Stenersen 22 Norway NOR at 0:35
39 Tang Xuezhong 23 China CHN at 0:35
40 Carlos Alberto Moya 20 Venezuela VEN at 0:35
41 Nathael Sagard 24 Canada CAN at 0:35
42 Aleksandar Milenković 24 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA at 0:35
43 Juan Carlos Rosero 29 Ecuador ECU at 0:35
44 Zhu Zhengjun 20 China CHN at 0:35
45 Lars Kristian Johnsen 21 Norway NOR at 0:35
46 Hussein Monsalve 23 Venezuela VEN at 0:35
47 Petro Koshelenko 22 Unified Team EUN at 0:35
48 Pascal Hervé 28 France FRA at 0:35
49 José Robles 27 Colombia COL at 0:35
50 Federico Moreira 31 Uruguay URU at 0:35
51 Graeme Miller 31 New Zealand NZL at 0:35
52 Héctor Palacio 23 Colombia COL at 0:35
53 Arnolds Ūdris 24 Latvia LAT at 0:35
54 Andreas Langl 25 Austria AUT at 0:35
55 Zbigniew Piątek 26 Poland POL at 0:35
56 Georg Totschnig 21 Austria AUT at 0:35
57 Karsten Stenersen 20 Norway NOR at 0:35
58 Csaba Steig 21 Hungary HUN at 0:35
59 Brian Fowler 29 New Zealand NZL at 0:35
60 David Cook 23 Great Britain GBR at 0:35
61 Matthew Stephens 22 Great Britain GBR at 0:35
62 Jacques Landry 22 Canada CAN at 0:35
63 Valter Bonča 24 Slovenia SLO at 0:35
64 Wang Shusen 25 China CHN at 0:35
65 Paul Slane 22 Ireland IRL at 0:35
66 Aleksey Bochkov 22 Unified Team EUN at 0:35
67 Michael Andersson 25 Sweden SWE at 0:35
68 Christian Meyer 22 Germany GER at 0:35
69 Pavel Padrnos 21 Czechoslovakia TCH at 0:35
70 Armin Meier 22 Switzerland SUI at 0:35
71 Mirco Gualdi 24 Italy ITA at 0:35
72 Rob Compas 25 Netherlands NED at 1:12
73 Tom Bamford 29 New Zealand NZL at 1:20
74 Sergio Tesitore 25 Uruguay URU at 1:31
75 Bob Mionske 29 United States USA at 7:10
76 Libardo Niño 23 Colombia COL at 8:44
77 Glenn Magnusson 23 Sweden SWE at 9:11
78 Radiša Čubrić 30 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA at 9:53
79 Jamsrangiin Ölzii-Orshikh 25 Mongolia MGL at 9:53
80 Károly Eisenkrammer 23 Hungary HUN at 16:46
81 Scott Richardson 21 South Africa RSA at 23:04
82 Emili Pérez 25 Andorra AND at 23:04
83 Dashjamtsyn Mönkhbat 30 Mongolia MGL at 26:50
84 Kozo Fujita 24 Japan JPN at 26:50
AC Juan González 19 Andorra AND DNF
AC Robert Peters 21 Antigua and Barbuda ANT DNF
AC Robert Marsh 23 Antigua and Barbuda ANT DNF
AC Lucien Dirksz 23 Aruba ARU DNF
AC Gerard van Vliet 28 Aruba ARU DNF
AC Patrick Jonker 23 Australia AUS DNF
AC Wim Omloop 20 Belgium BEL DNF
AC Erwin Thijs 21 Belgium BEL DNF
AC Michel Van Haecke 20 Belgium BEL DNF
AC Douglas Lamb 24 Belize BIZ DNF
AC Michael Lewis 24 Belize BIZ DNF
AC Ernest Meighan 21 Belize BIZ DNF
AC Fernand Gandaho 24 Benin BEN DNF
AC Cossi Houegban 28 Benin BEN DNF
AC Tonny Azevedo 22 Brazil BRA DNF
AC Hernandes Quadri Júnior 24 Brazil BRA DNF
AC Saber Mohamed Hasan 25 Bahrain BRN DNF
AC Jameel Kadhem 21 Bahrain BRN DNF
AC Dennis Brooks 17 Cayman Islands CAY DNF
AC Michele Smith 22 Cayman Islands CAY DNF
AC Miguel Droguett 31 Chile CHI DNF
AC Eleuterio Mancebo 23 Spain ESP DNF
AC Biruk Abebe 22 Ethiopia ETH DNF
AC Asmelash Geyesus 24 Ethiopia ETH DNF
AC Tekle Hailemikael Ethiopia ETH DNF
AC Hussain Eslami 23 Iran IRI DNF
AC Khosrow Ghamari 24 Iran IRI DNF
AC Hussain Mahmoudi Shahvar 30 Iran IRI DNF
AC Chesen Frey 18 United States Virgin Islands ISV DNF
AC Jazy Garcia 25 Guam GUM DNF
AC Manuel García 28 Guam GUM DNF
AC Martin Santos 29 Guam GUM DNF
AC Aubrey Richmond 34 Guyana GUY DNF
AC Mitsuteru Tanaka 20 Japan JPN DNF
AC Dashnyamyn Tömör-Ochir 27 Mongolia MGL DNF
AC Norberto Oconer 27 Philippines PHI DNF
AC Murugayan Kumaresan 25 Malaysia MAS DNF
AC Wayne Burgess 20 South Africa RSA DNF
AC Faustin Mparabanyi Rwanda RWA DNF
AC Emmanuel Nkurunziza Rwanda RWA DNF
AC Alphonse Nshimiyiama 27 Rwanda RWA DNF
AC Guido Frisoni 21 San Marino SMR DNF
AC Malcolm Lange 18 South Africa RSA DNF
AC Koku Ahiaku 29 Togo TOG DNF
AC Komi Moreira 24 Togo TOG DNF
AC Ali Al-Abed United Arab Emirates UAE DNF
AC Mansoor Bu Osaiba United Arab Emirates UAE DNF
AC Weng Yu-Yi 19 Chinese Taipei TPE DNF
AC Robinson Merchan 27 Venezuela VEN DNF
AC Mobange Amisi 27 Congo (Kinshasa) COD DNF
AC Selenge Kimoto 25 Congo (Kinshasa) COD DNF
AC Vincent Gomgadja 32 Central African Republic CAF DNF
AC Obed Ngaite 25 Central African Republic CAF DNF
AC Christ Yarafa 25 Central African Republic CAF DNF
AC Stefan Baraud 17 Cayman Islands CAY DNF
AC Emmanuel Magnien 21 France FRA DNF
AC Michael McKay 28 Jamaica JAM DNF
AC Arthur Tenn 28 Jamaica JAM DNF
AC Vatche Zadourian 18 Lebanon LIB DNF
AC Domingo Villanueva 27 Philippines PHI DNF
AC Realdo Jessurun 22 Suriname SUR DNF
AC Khalifa Bin Omair United Arab Emirates UAE DNF
AC Ndjibu N'Golomingi 28 Congo (Kinshasa) COD DNF
AC Jamal Ahmed Al-Doseri 22 Bahrain BRN DNF
AC Armen Arslanian 32 Lebanon LIB DNF
AC Medhadi Al-Dosari 16 Saudi Arabia KSA DNF
AC Saleh Al-Qobaissi 27 Saudi Arabia KSA DNF
AC Mohamed Al-Takroni 24 Saudi Arabia KSA DNF
AC Mikoš Rnjaković 28 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA DNF
AC Neil Lloyd 25 Antigua and Barbuda ANT DNF