Cycling at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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Krylatsky Olympic Velodrome.jpg
Krylatskoye Velodrome in 2008
Road cycling Krylatskoye Sports Complex Cycling Circuit
Track cycling Krylatskoye Sports Complex Velodrome
Dates 20 July – 26 July
Cyclists 230 from 34 countries
Top ranked countries
 Soviet Union: 1st  2nd  3rd  
 East Germany: 1st  2nd  3rd  
 Switzerland: 1st  2nd  3rd  
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Cycling competitions at the Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics were split into two categories: Road and Track. Six events were contested (all for men). All four events of the track cycling were held at the Velodrome of the Trade Unions Olympic Sports Centre (Krylatskoye district, Moscow). The 100 km team time trial event was held along the Moscow-Minsk highway. It started from 23rd kilometre off Moscow, had a turning point at 73.5 kilometre off Moscow and finished not far from the starting point. The individual road race event (14 laps, 189 kilometres total) was held at the Olympic Cycling Circuit of the Trade Unions Olympic Centre.[1][2]

Medal summary

Road cycling

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual road race
 Sergei Sukhoruchenkov (URS)  Czesław Lang (POL)  Yuri Barinov (URS)
Team time trial
 Soviet Union (URS)
Yury Kashirin
Oleg Logvin
Sergei Shelpakov
Anatoly Yarkin
 East Germany (GDR)
Falk Boden
Bernd Drogan
Olaf Ludwig
Hans-Joachim Hartnick
 Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Michal Klasa
Vlastibor Konečný
Alipi Kostadinov
Jiří Škoda

Track cycling

Event Gold Silver Bronze
1 km time trial
 Lothar Thoms (GDR)  Aleksandr Panfilov (URS)  David Weller (JAM)
Individual pursuit
 Robert Dill-Bundi (SUI)  Alain Bondue (FRA)  Hans-Henrik Ørsted (DEN)
Team pursuit
 Soviet Union (URS)
Viktor Manakov
Valery Movchan
Vladimir Osokin
Vitaly Petrakov
Aleksandr Krasnov
 East Germany (GDR)
Gerald Mortag
Uwe Unterwalder
Matthias Wiegand
Volker Winkler
 Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Teodor Černý
Martin Penc
Jiří Pokorný
Igor Sláma
 Lutz Heßlich (GDR)  Yavé Cahard (FRA)  Sergei Kopylov (URS)

Participating nations

230 cyclists from 34 nations competed.[1]


 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 3 1 2 6
2  East Germany 2 2 0 4
3  Switzerland 1 0 0 1
4  France 0 2 0 2
5  Poland 0 1 0 1
6  Czechoslovakia 0 0 2 2
7  Denmark 0 0 1 1
 Jamaica 0 0 1 1


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Cycling at the 1980 Moscow Summer Games". Retrieved 24 August 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Official Report". (nb: Country names are not given in the form they were used in the official documents of the IOC in 1980.).<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>