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Cycling at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games

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Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Date Started: July 28, 1952
Date Finished: July 31, 1952
Events: 6

Participants: 215 (215 men and 0 women) from 36 countries
Youngest Participant: URU Luis Serra (16 years, 291 days)
Oldest Participant: NOR Lorang Christiansen (35 years, 193 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 7 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): ITA Italy (5 medals)


The program was the same as in 1948. The track events were the kilometer time trial, match sprint, tandem match sprint, and the team pursuit, and were held at the Helsinki Velodrome. Unlike many of the events in Helsinki, track cycling did not draw large crowds. The road event was conducted as a mass start race of 190.4 km., with 17 laps of an 11.2 km. course, beginning and ending at Käpylä. The team road race consisted of four riders on each team, the best three times to count towards the team time.