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Road Race, Team, Men

Date 2 August 1952 — 11:00
StatusOlympic
LocationKäpylä, Helsinki
Participants107 from 28 countries
Format190.4 km. mass start race. Four-man teams. Placement decided by total time for three riders.

The lead break in the individual race consisted of three Belgians and a German. With the Belgian riders finishing 1st, 2nd, and 4th, there was no contest for the gold medal. Italy won the silver medal, with their riders finishing in order – 5th thru 7th. The rider who did not place for Belgium, Rik Van Looy, later became one the leading riders in the professional peloton.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTeam TimeIT
1BelgiumBEL15-20:46.6Gold
André Noyelle5-06:03.4
Robert Grondelaers5-06:51.2
Lucien Victor5-07:52.0
Rik Van LooyAC/DNFnon-scoring
2ItalyITA15-33:27.3Silver
Dino Bruni5-10:54.0
Vincenzo Zucconelli5-11:16.5
Gianni Ghidini5-11:16.8
Bruno Monti5-11:35.0non-scoring
3FranceFRA15-38:58.1Bronze
Jacques Anquetil5-11:19.0
Alfred Tonello5-11:20.0
Claude Rouer5-16:19.1
Roland BezamatAC/DNFnon-scoring
4SwedenSWE15-41:34.3
Yngve Lundh5-12:15.2
Stig Mårtensson5-13:00.0
Allan Carlsson5-16:19.1
Lars NordwallAC/DNFnon-scoring
5GermanyGER15-43:50.5
Edi Ziegler5-07:47.5
Oskar Zeißner5-11:18.5
Paul Maue5-24:44.5
Walter BeckerAC/DNFnon-scoring
6DenmarkDEN15-48:02.0
Hans Andresen5-11:18.5
Jørgen Frank Rasmussen5-14:09.4
Wedell Østergaard5-22:34.1
Helge Hansen5-27:08.8non-scoring
7LuxembourgLUX15-49:04.0
André Moes5-11:19.0
Roger Ludwig5-11:20.0
Nicolas Morn5-26:25.0
Jean SchmitAC/DNFnon-scoring
8NetherlandsNED15-52:22.7
Arend van 't Hof5-11:19.0
Jan Plantaz5-16:19.1
Adrie Voorting5-24:44.6
Jules MaenenAC/DNFnon-scoring
9SwitzerlandSUI15-52:49.4
Rolf Graf5-12:45.3
Josef Schraner5-15:06.1
Fausto Lurati5-24:58.0
Kobi SchererAC/DNFnon-scoring
10NorwayNOR15-55:01.7
Erling Kristiansen5-17:30.2
Odd Berg5-17:30.2
Lorang Christiansen5-20:01.3
11Great BritainGBR15-58:51.0
Desmond Robinson5-18:08.9
Brian Robinson5-18:08.9
Graham Vines5-22:33.2
Les IngmanAC/DNFnon-scoring
12RomaniaROU16-08:03.0
Constantin Stănescu5-20:01.4
Marin Niculescu5-23:34.1
Victor Georgescu5-24:27.5
Petre NuțăAC/DNFnon-scoring
13UruguayURU16-08:41.4
Virgilio Pereyra5-22:33.4
Luis Ángel de los Santos5-22:34.3
Hugo Machado5-23:33.7
Julio SobreraAC/DNFnon-scoring
ACAustraliaAUSDNF
Peter Pryor5-22:33.5DNF
Jim Nevin5-22:33.6DNF
Ken CavesAC/DNFDNF
Peter NelsonAC/DNFDNF
ACAustriaAUTDNF
Arthur MannsbarthAC/DNFDNF
Franz WimmerAC/DNFDNF
Walter BortelAC/DNFDNF
ACBulgariaBULDNF
Petar Georgiev5-24:34.0DNF
Boyan KotsevAC/DNFDNF
Iliya VelchevAC/DNFDNF
Milko RusevAC/DNFDNF
ACChileCHIDNF
Héctor DroguettAC/DNFDNF
Héctor MelladoAC/DNFDNF
Hernán MasanésAC/DNFDNF
Hugo MirandaAC/DNFDNF
ACFinlandFINDNF
Raino Koskenkorva5-23:34.6DNF
Paul BackmanAC/DNFDNF
Paul NymanAC/DNFDNF
Ruben ForsblomAC/DNFDNF
ACHungaryHUNDNF
István LangAC/DNFDNF
István SchillerweinAC/DNFDNF
Lajos LátóAC/DNFDNF
ACIndiaINDDNF
Netai BysackAC/DNFDNF
Pradip BodeAC/DNFDNF
Raj Kumar MehraAC/DNFDNF
Suprovat ChakravartyAC/DNFDNF
ACJapanJPNDNF
Kihei TomiokaAC/DNFDNF
Masazumi TajimaAC/DNFDNF
Tadashi KatoAC/DNFDNF
Tamotsu ChikanariAC/DNFDNF
ACRepublic of KoreaKORDNF
Im Sang-JoAC/DNFDNF
Kim Ho-SunAC/DNFDNF
Gwon Ik-HyeonAC/DNFDNF
ACMexicoMEXDNF
Ángel Romero5-24:33.9DNF
Francisco LozanoAC/DNFDNF
Julio CepedaAC/DNFDNF
Ricardo GarcíaAC/DNFDNF
ACSouth AfricaRSADNF
Jimmy SwiftAC/DNFDNF
George EstmanAC/DNFDNF
Bobby FowlerAC/DNFDNF
ACCzechoslovakiaTCHDNF
Jan VeselýAC/DNFDNF
Karel NeslAC/DNFDNF
Milan PeričAC/DNFDNF
Stanislav SvobodaAC/DNFDNF
ACSoviet UnionURSDNF
Yevgeny Klevtsov5-23:34.0DNF
Anatoly KolesovAC/DNFDNF
Nikolay BobarenkoAC/DNFDNF
Vladimir KryuchkovAC/DNFDNF
ACUnited StatesUSADNF
Don Sheldon5-22:33.3DNF
Tom O'Rourke5-22:33.7DNF
David RhoadsAC/DNFDNF
Ronald RhoadsAC/DNFDNF
ACSouth VietnamVNMDNF
Lưu Quan5-24:34.1DNF
Châu Phươc VìnhAC/DNFDNF
Nguyễn Đức HiềnAC/DNFDNF
Lê Văn PhươcAC/DNFDNF