Cycling at the 1980 Summer Olympics

The XXII. 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow took place from 20th - instead of six competitions in cycling, July 28, 1980. The venue for the competitions in track cycling velodrome was the Krylatskoje.

  • 3.1 Sprint
  • 3.2 1000 m time trial
  • 3.3 4000 m individual pursuit
  • 3.4 4000 m team pursuit

Competitions and schedule


Road race (189 km)

Participants: 115 cyclists from 32 countries Final on 28th July

Team time trial (101 km)

Participants: 23 teams Finale on July 20 The team time trial was held at the Moscow -Minsk highway. The track length was 101 km. The team of the USSR was all split times (25, 50 and 75 km) in front, and in the end won in an average speed of 49.933 km / h and 1:32 minutes ahead of the GDR. For the USSR it was the third Olympic gold medal in this discipline in a row. The team won the bronze medal for Czechoslovakia and was only 0.7 seconds behind the GDR. Italy finished fourth and Bulgaria to fifth place.



Participants: 18 Sprinter from 18 countries Finale on July 26

1000 m time trial

Participants: 19 Time drivers from 19 countries Finale on July 22

4000 m individual pursuit

Participants: 14 Followers from 14 countries Finale on July 24

4000 m team pursuit

Participants: 13 teams Finale on July 26

Medal Tally