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Road Race, Individual, Men

Date 2 August 1952 — 11:00
StatusOlympic
LocationKäpylä, Helsinki
Participants111 from 30 countries
Format190.4 km. mass start race. 17 laps of 11.2 lap course.

The 1952 Olympic road race was contested over 17 laps of an 11.2 km. course, which was on Koskelantie Street in Käpyla. The course was not overly difficult in terms of climbs, but had few flat sections, consisting of rolling hills throughout. The Belgian riders rode as a team and on the 11th lap, they broke away, accompanied by Edi Ziegler of Germany, and Jules Maenen of the Netherlands. Maenen held on for three laps but was dropped by the Belgians – André Noyelle, Robert Grondelaers, and Lucien Victor. At the start of the final lap, Noyelle dropped the other three leaders and opened up a big lead quickly. He held on to win the gold medal. With five kilometers remaining, Grondelaers broke Ziegler and Victor, and rode on to the silver medal. The Belgian medal sweep was ruined when Ziegler outsprinted Victor.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1André NoyelleBEL5-06:03.4Gold
2Robert GrondelaersBELat 0:47.8Silver
3Edi ZieglerGERat 1:44.1Bronze
4Lucien VictorBELat 1:48.6
5Dino BruniITAat 4:50.6
6Vincenzo ZucconelliITAat 5:13.1
7Gianni GhidiniITAat 5:13.4
8Oskar ZeißnerGERat 5:15.1
9Hans AndresenDENat 5:15.1
10Arend van 't HofNEDat 5:15.6
11André MoesLUXat 5:15.6
12Jacques AnquetilFRAat 5:15.6
13Alfred TonelloFRAat 5:16.6
14Roger LudwigLUXat 5:16.6
15Bruno MontiITAat 5:31.6
16Yngve LundhSWEat 6:11.8
17Rolf GrafSUIat 6:41.9
18Stig MårtenssonSWEat 6:56.6
19Jørgen Frank RasmussenDENat 8:06.0
20Josef SchranerSUIat 9:02.7
21Allan CarlssonSWEat 10:15.7
22Jan PlantazNEDat 10:15.7
23Claude RouerFRAat 10:15.7
24Odd BergNORat 11:26.8
25Erling KristiansenNORat 11:26.8
26Desmond RobinsonGBRat 12:05.5
27Brian RobinsonGBRat 12:05.5
28Lorang ChristiansenNORat 13:57.9
29Constantin StănescuROUat 13:58.0
30Alois LampertLIEat 14:03.2
31Graham VinesGBRat 16:29.8
32Don SheldonUSAat 16:29.9
33Virgilio PereyraURUat 16:30.0
34Peter PryorAUSat 16:30.1
35Jim NevinAUSat 16:30.2
36Tom O'RourkeUSAat 16:30.3
37Wedell ØstergaardDENat 16:30.7
38Luis Ángel de los SantosURUat 16:30.9
39Hugo MachadoURUat 17:30.3
40Yevgeny KlevtsovURSat 17:30.6
41Marin NiculescuROUat 17:30.7
42Raino KoskenkorvaFINat 17:31.2
43Ewald HaslerLIEat 17:31.4
44Victor GeorgescuROUat 18:24.1
45Ángel RomeroMEXat 18:30.5
46Petar GeorgievBULat 18:30.6
47Lưu QuanVNMat 18:30.7
48Paul MaueGERat 18:41.1
49Adrie VoortingNEDat 18:41.2
50Fausto LuratiSUIat 18:54.6
51Nicolas MornLUXat 20:21.6
52Helge HansenDENat 21:05.4
ACKen CavesAUSDNF
ACPeter NelsonAUSDNF
ACRik Van LooyBELDNF
ACMilko RusevBULDNF
ACIliya VelchevBULDNF
ACBoyan KotsevBULDNF
ACHernán MasanésCHIDNF
ACHéctor MelladoCHIDNF
ACHugo MirandaCHIDNF
ACJimmy SwiftRSADNF
ACBobby FowlerRSADNF
ACJules MaenenNEDDNF
ACNetai BysackINDDNF
ACSuprovat ChakravartyINDDNF
ACRaj Kumar MehraINDDNF
ACPradip BodeINDDNF
ACLes IngmanGBRDNF
ACFranz WimmerAUTDNF
ACWalter BortelAUTDNF
ACKihei TomiokaJPNDNF
ACTadashi KatoJPNDNF
ACMasazumi TajimaJPNDNF
ACGwon Ik-HyeonKORDNF
ACIm Sang-JoKORDNF
ACKim Ho-SunKORDNF
ACRicardo GarcíaMEXDNF
ACFrancisco LozanoMEXDNF
ACJulio CepedaMEXDNF
ACJean SchmitLUXDNF
ACAnatoly KolesovURSDNF
ACVladimir KryuchkovURSDNF
ACMuhammad Naqi MallickPAKDNF
ACImtiaz BhattiPAKDNF
ACRoland BezamatFRADNF
ACPetre NuțăROUDNF
ACLars NordwallSWEDNF
ACWalter BeckerGERDNF
ACPaul NymanFINDNF
ACRuben ForsblomFINDNF
ACKobi SchererSUIDNF
ACJan VeselýTCHDNF
ACStanislav SvobodaTCHDNF
ACKarel NeslTCHDNF
ACMilan PeričTCHDNF
ACIstván LangHUNDNF
ACIstván SchillerweinHUNDNF
ACLajos LátóHUNDNF
ACJulio SobreraURUDNF
ACChâu Phươc VìnhVNMDNF
ACNguyễn Đức HiềnVNMDNF
ACLê Văn PhươcVNMDNF
ACRonald RhoadsUSADNF
ACTamotsu ChikanariJPNDQ
ACNikolay BobarenkoURSDQ
ACDavid RhoadsUSADQ
ACArthur MannsbarthAUTDQ
ACPaul BackmanFINDQ
ACHéctor DroguettCHIDQ
ACGeorge EstmanRSADQ