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1,000 metres Time Trial, Men

Date16 October 1964 — 14:00
LocationHachioji Jitenshakyogijo, Hachioji, Tokyo
Participants27 from 27 countries

The track events began with the kilometer. Patrick Sercu (BEL) won the race in 1:09.59, not approaching the Olympic record because of the poor track conditions. Sercu had been 1963 World Champion in the sprint, but was disqualified in that event earlier in 1964. Italy’s Giovanni Pettenella won the silver medal, followed by Pierre Trentin (FRA) with the bronze. There would not be a World Championship race in the kilometer time trial until 1966, but the first one would be won by Trentin. Sercu would turn professional in 1965. Obviously a top sprinter, he won numerous races because of his sprinting abilities, and won the green jersey at the 1974 Tour de France. His titles included two professional sprint World Championships (1967, 1969), and 18 European Championships, including 12 in the omnium, given to the top all-rounder. Sercu was at his best in six-day races, winning 88 titles, accompanied 15 times by Eddy Merckx.

1Patrick SercuBEL1:09.59Gold
2Giovanni PettenellaITA1:10.09Silver
3Pierre TrentinFRA1:10.42Bronze
4Piet van der TouwNED1:10.68
5Jiří PeckaTCH1:10.70
6Lothar ClaesgesGER1:10.86
7Wacław LatochaPOL1:11.12
8Roger GibbonTTO1:11.19
9Viktor LogunovURS1:11.36
10Katsuhiko SatoJPN1:11.68
11Jan Ingstrup-MikkelsenDEN1:12.03
12Carlos Alberto VázquezARG1:12.18
13José MercadoMEX1:12.83
14Bill KundUSA1:12.89
15Stefan KirevBUL1:13.06
16Dick ParisAUS1:13.27
17Roger WhitfieldGBR1:13.29
18Ferenc HabonyHUN1:14.48
19Eduardo BustosCOL1:15.05
20Óscar AlmadaURU1:17.17
21Preeda ChullamondholTHA1:18.06
22Tan TholCAM1:18.20
23Muhammad HafeezPAK1:18.50
24Ng Joo PongMAS1:20.68
25Trần Văn NenVNM1:21.58
26Dalbir Singh GillIND1:21.62
DNFShue Ming-ShuTPE