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Cycling at the 1960 Roma Summer Games

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Date Started: August 26, 1960
Date Finished: August 29, 1960
Events: 6

Participants: 297 (297 men and 0 women) from 48 countries
Youngest Participant: JPN Kanji Kubomura (17 years, 109 days)
Oldest Participant: USA Robert Pfarr (40 years, 35 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 3 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): ITA Italy (7 medals)


For the first time since 1924, the Olympic cycling program changed slightly. The track events were the same – kilometer time trial, match sprint, tandem match sprint, and the team pursuit, and events were held at the Olympic Velodrome, which had a hard-wood 400 metre track. After the Olympics, the velodrome was renamed the Velodromo Fausto Coppi, after the great Italian road racer, who was considered the campionnissimo to the Italian tifiosi. The individual road race was conducted as a mass start race of 175.38 km., with 12 laps of a 14.615 km. course, over the Grottarossa Circuit. The team road race was replaced by a separate event, the 100 km. team time trial. It was raced by four-man teams over the Viale Oceano Pacifico. Italy dominated the 1960 cycling events, winning every gold medal except the individual road race.