Reno Olsen

Reno Bent Olsen ( born February 19, 1947 in Roskilde ) is a former Danish racing cyclist. He achieved his greatest success on the track.

In 1968 Reno Olsen at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, the gold medal in the team pursuit, together with Per Lyngemark, Gunnar Asmussen, Peder Pedersen and Mogens Frey. In the final, the Danish railway foursome won against the West German team, as the German foursome in leadership had been lying disqualified for ' illegal pushing, " in the last round.

At the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972 Olsen started in two disciplines. In the Team Pursuit, this time with Svend Erik Bjerg, Gunnar Asmussen and Bent Pedersen, he missed by a 13th place in qualifying to the quarter-finals. In the 4000 m individual pursuit Olsen also reached the 13th place in qualifying and thus failed to reach the quarterfinals here.

Olsen won eight national titles in his career on the track. He was born in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1972 and 1973 Danish Champion in the Team Pursuit and, in 1971, 1972 and 1973 in the individual pursuit. In the team pursuit titles he drove in 1966 and 1967 together with Jan Ingstrup Mikkelsen, Preben Isaksson and Erling Laursen, 1968 Mogens Frey, Per Lyngemark and Peder Pedersen, 1972 Bent L. Pedersen, Per Lyngemark and Svend Erik Bjerg and 1973 Ivar Jakobsen, Bjarne Sørensen and Finn Clausen.

On the road, Olsen secured four national titles. He won in 1972 the 50 km time trial and won three titles in 1973 - in a single race in the 50 km individual time trial and the 100 km team time trial (along with Junker Jørgensen, Ove Jensen and Niels Pedersen ).