Cycling at the 1984 Summer Olympics

at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Road cycling Artesia Freeway, Streets of Mission Viejo
Track cycling Olympic Velodrome
Dates July 29 - August 3
Cyclists 359 from 54 countries
Top ranked countries
United States: 4 1st, gold medalist(s)  3 2nd, silver medalist(s)  2 3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
West Germany: 1 1st, gold medalist(s)  2 2nd, silver medalist(s)  2 3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
Australia: 1 1st, gold medalist(s)  0 2nd, silver medalist(s)  0 3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
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Cycling events at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Road cycling
Road race   men   women
Team time trial men
Track cycling
Individual pursuit men
Team pursuit men
Sprint men
Time trial men
Points race men

The cycling competition at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles consisted of three road cycling events and five track cycling events. For the first time, women's cycling events were included in the Olympic program, with a single event, the individual road race. Also newly introduced in these Games was the men's points race event.[1]

The American cyclist Pat McDonough later admitted to blood doping at the 1984 Los Angeles Games.[2] Following the games it was revealed that one-third of the U.S. cycling team had received blood transfusions before the games.[2] Blood doping was banned by the International Olympic Committee in 1985, though no test existed for it at the time.[2]

Road cycling

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's road race
Alexi Grewal
 United States
Steve Bauer
Dag Otto Lauritzen
Men's team time trial
 Italy (ITA)
Marcello Bartalini
Marco Giovannetti
Eros Poli
Claudio Vandelli
 Switzerland (SUI)
Alfred Achermann
Richard Trinkler
Laurent Vial
Benno Wiss
 United States (USA)
Ron Kiefel
Clarence Knickman
Davis Phinney
Andrew Weaver
Women's road race
Connie Carpenter
 United States
Rebecca Twigg
 United States
Sandra Schumacher
 West Germany

Track cycling

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Points race
Roger Ilegems
Uwe Messerschmidt
 West Germany
José Youshimatz
Pursuit, Individual
Steve Hegg
 United States
Rolf Gölz
 West Germany
Leonard Nitz
 United States
Pursuit, Team
 Australia (AUS)
Michael Grenda
Kevin Nichols
Michael Turtur
Dean Woods
 United States (USA)
David Grylls
Steve Hegg
Patrick McDonough
Leonard Nitz
Brent Emery
 West Germany (FRG)
Reinhard Alber
Rolf Gölz
Roland Günther
Michael Marx
Mark Gorski
 United States
Nelson Vails
 United States
Tsutomu Sakamoto
1 km time trial
Fredy Schmidtke
 West Germany
Curt Harnett
Fabrice Colas

Participating nations

359 cyclists from 54 nations competed.[1]

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 4 3 2 9
2 West Germany 1 2 2 5
3 Australia 1 0 0 1
Belgium 1 0 0 1
Italy 1 0 0 1
6 Canada 0 2 0 2
7 Switzerland 0 1 0 1
8 France 0 0 1 1
Japan 0 0 1 1
Mexico 0 0 1 1
Norway 0 0 1 1

See also


  1. 1 2 "Cycling at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games". Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  2. 1 2 3 Steven B. Kayne (2006). Sport And Exercise Medicine For Pharmacists. Pharmaceutical Press. pp. 232–. ISBN 978-0-85369-600-1. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
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