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Cycling at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Date Started: September 18, 1988
Date Finished: September 24, 1988
Events: 9

Participants: 422 (358 men and 64 women) from 62 countries
Youngest Participant: KOR Kim Yong-Gyu (16 years, 317 days)
Oldest Participant: MAW George Nayeja (42 years, 105 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): URS Gintautas Umaras and AUS Dean Woods (2 medals)
Most Medals (Country): URS Soviet Union (7 medals)


The 1988 Olympic cycling program saw another event added for women, the match sprint race on the track, which was added to the road race that had had its Olympic début in 1984. Otherwise the program was the same as in 1984. Women again had a road race, this one a mass start race of 82.0 km. on the Tongillo Road Course. Men raced a mass start individual road race of 1968 km. and a 100 km. four-man team time trial, both on the Tongillo Road Course. All the track events were conducted at the Olympic Velodrome. The men’s program was the same as in 1984 with five events – kilometer time trial, match sprint, individual pursuit, team pursuit, and points race. The Olympic Velodrome was indoors as in 1976-80, with a 333.33 metre wooden track, and this would become somewhat standard from 1988 onwards.