Cycling Road at the 1964 Summer Olympics

Dates 14 – 22 October 1964
Medal Events 2

The road cycling program was the same as in 1960 with an individual road race and a team time trial. The individual road race was a mass start race of 194.832 km., consisting of eight laps of the 24.354 km. Hachioji Road Course. The team time trial was raced over 109.893 km., with four-man teams covering three laps of the Hachioji Road Course. Mario Zanin of Italy won the individual gold medal, while the Netherlands took the team time trial.

The 12th place finisher in the road race, normally of no import, was a Belgian named Eddy Merckx. He would turn pro after Tokyo and become almost universally acclaimed as the greatest cyclist of all-time, winning five Tours de France, five Giro d’Italia, and more monument races than any other cyclist.


Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Road Race, Individual, Men Olympic 22 October 1964 132 35
100 kilometres Team Time Trial, Men Olympic 14 October 1964 132 33
182 (182/0) 37 (37/0)


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Road Race, Individual, Men Mario ZaninITA Kjell RodianDEN Walter GodefrootBEL
100 kilometres Team Time Trial, Men NetherlandsNED ItalyITA SwedenSWE

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Italy ITA 1 1 0 2
Netherlands NED 1 0 0 1
Denmark DEN 0 1 0 1
Belgium BEL 0 0 1 1
Sweden SWE 0 0 1 1