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1,000 metres Time Trial, Men

Date17 October 1968 — 14:00
LocationVelódromo Olímpico Agustín Melgar, Ciudad Deportiva Magdalena Mixhuca, Ciudad de México
Participants32 from 32 countries
Olympic Record 1:07.27 WR / Sante Gaiardoni ITA / 26 August 1960

As was common by now, the kilometer time trial started out the track events at the 1968 Olympics. Denmark’s Niels Fredborg had been World Champion in 1967 and 1968 and was favored. Because of the fast track and the altitude, the first 17 finishers broke the previous Olympic record. Gianni Sartori (ITA) was the second man on the line and recorded a time of 1:04.65, only to be followed by Fredborg, who equaled the world record of 1:04.61 held by Sartori, but this would get him only second place. There was then a long gap as Fredborg held the lead until the 24th rider started – Pierre Trentin. The gold went to Trentin, bronze medalist in 1964, and the World Champion in 1966. His time of 1:03.91 was a world record. Trentin would also win a bronze medal in the sprint in Ciudad de México, and would team with Daniel Morelon to win the tandem sprint gold.

1Pierre TrentinFRA1:03.91WRGold
2Niels FredborgDEN1:04.61ORSilver
3Janusz KierzkowskiPOL1:04.63Bronze
4Gianni SartoriITA1:04.65OR
5Roger GibbonTTO1:04.66
6Leijn LoevesijnNED1:04.84
7Jocelyn LovellCAN1:05.18
8Serhiy KravtsovURS1:05.21
9José PittaroARG1:05.57
=10Heinz RichterGDR1:05.61
=10Herbert HonzFRG1:05.61
12Jackie SimesUSA1:05.67
13Luis BarrufaURU1:06.27
14Hilton ClarkeAUS1:06.45
15Miloš JelínekTCH1:06.52
16Brendan McKeownGBR1:06.56
17Tibor LendvaiHUN1:06.65
18Dirk BaertBEL1:07.34
19Sanji InoueJPN1:07.54
20Edwin TorresPUR1:07.65
21José MercadoMEX1:07.97
22Jupp RipfelSWE1:08.65
23Raimo SuikkanenFIN1:08.92
24Raúl Marcelo VázquezCUB1:08.96
25Jorge HernándezCOL1:09.24
26Kim Gwang-SeonKOR1:09.40
27Kensley ReeceBAR1:09.90
28Rolando GuavesPHI1:10.02
29Pakanit BoriharnvanakhetTHA1:10.66
30Fan Yue-TaoTPE1:11.13
31Aubrey BryceGUY1:12.73
32Tarek Abou Al DahabLBN1:16.18