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Cycling at the 1972 München Summer Games

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Host City: München, West Germany
Date Started: August 29, 1972
Date Finished: September 4, 1972
Events: 7

Participants: 359 (359 men and 0 women) from 54 countries
Youngest Participant: JAM Honson Chin (16 years, 234 days)
Oldest Participant: FIN Ole Wackström (39 years, 353 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 38 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): 3 countries with 3 medals


The 1972 Olympic cycling program was exactly the same as in 1968. There were five track events – kilometer time trial, match sprint, tandem match sprint, individual pursuit, and team pursuit, all raced at the Olympic Velodrome, which had a wooden track with the unusual dimension of 285.714 metres. The individual road race was a mass start race of 200 km., over a loop course starting and finishing at the Grünwald. The team time trial was 100 km., with four-man teams, raced over the München-Lindau Autobahn.