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Cycling at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Date Started: August 1, 1932
Date Finished: August 3, 1932
Events: 6

Participants: 66 (66 men and 0 women) from 13 countries
Youngest Participant: USA Otto Luedeke (16 years, 28 days)
Oldest Participant: CAN Leo Marchiori (34 years, 36 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 5 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): ITA Italy (5 medals)


The program was the same as in 1928. The track events were the kilometer time trial, match sprint, tandem match sprint, and the team pursuit. The track events were held on a wooden track built within the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Probably the “velodrome” with the largest capacity ever (75,000+), it was mostly empty during the track competition, as attendance was sparse. The road events were an individual time trial and a team event based on the individual times. The only difference in the team road race was that it had been previously based on the best three times of four riders, but in 1932, each team had only three riders and all three times had to count. Thus all riders had to finish the race. This would be the last time until 1996 that an individual time trial road event would be conducted at the Olympics.