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100 kilometres Team Time Trial, Men

Date15 October 1968 — 10:00
StatusOlympic
LocationCircuito Satélite, Ciudad Satélite, Ciudad de Mexico
Participants120 from 30 countries
FormatFour-man teams.

The team time trial, actually over 104 km., came down to the Netherlands, Sweden, and Italy. Sweden led with the fastest split for the first 50 km., 1-03:10.20, but they had only a narrow lead over the Dutch team, who recorded 1-03:11.50. Italy was 40 seconds back with 1-30:50.65. But the second half of the race belonged to the Dutch team. Their final split of 1-04:37.66 was almost 2 minutes faster than Sweden’s and brought them the gold medal. The Netherlands was led by Joop Zoetemelk, who turned pro in 1970 and had a long, successful career in the pro ¬peloton. In his first two years, he placed second in the Tour de France. He would finally win the Tour de France in 1980, after five second place finishes (and a sixth in 1982), and he also won the Vuelta a España in 1979. In 1985, Zoetemelk became the oldest ever winner of the World Professional Road Race. The Swedish team was unique in Olympic history, consisting of four brothers, the Pettersson’s – Erik, Gösta, Sture, and Tomas. World Champions in 1967, 1968, and 1979, they would later change their name to Fåglum, in honor of the village in which they grew up.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1NetherlandsNED2-07:49.06Gold
Fedor den HertogJan KrekelsRené PijnenJoop Zoetemelk
2SwedenSWE2-09:26.60Silver
Erik PetterssonGösta PetterssonSture PetterssonTomas Pettersson
3ItalyITA2-10:18.74Bronze
Giovanni BramucciVittorio MarcelliMauro SimonettiPierfranco Vianelli
4DenmarkDEN2-12:41.41
Verner BlaudzunJørgen Emil HansenOle Højlund PedersenLeif Mortensen
5NorwayNOR2-14:32.85
Thorleif AndresenØrnulf AndresenTore MilsettLeif Yli
6PolandPOL2-14:40.98
Jan MagieraZenon CzechowskiMarian KegelAndrzej Bławdzin
7ArgentinaARG2-15:34.24
Juan Alberto MerlosCarlos Miguel ÁlvarezRoberto BreppeErnesto Contreras
8West GermanyFRG2-15:37.25
Burkhard EbertJürgen TschanOrtwin CzarnowskiDieter Koslar
9Soviet UnionURS2-15:39.58
Boris ShukhovAleksandr DokhlyakovYury DmitriyevValery Yardy
10MexicoMEX2-16:08.441
Agustín AlcántaraAdolfo BelmonteRoberto BritoRadamés Treviño
11Great BritainGBR2-16:38.60
John BettisonRoy CromackPete SmithJohn Watson
12SpainESP2-16:38.90
Nemesio JiménezJosé GómezJosé Antonio González-LinaresMiguel Lasa
13East GermanyGDR2-17:51.29
Klaus AmplerGünter HoffmannDieter GrabeAxel Peschel
14AustraliaAUS2-18:09.09
Donald WilsonKevin MorganPeter McDermottDave Watson
15FranceFRA2-18:35.82
Jean-Pierre BoulardRobert BoulouxJean-Pierre DanguillaumeClaude le Chatellier
16YugoslaviaYUG2-18:52.20
Cvitko BilićRudi ValenčičTanasije KuvaljaFranc Škerlj
17HungaryHUN2-20:30.36
András TakácsAndrás MészárosImre GéraTibor Magyar
18BelgiumBEL2-20:52.93
Michel CoulonFrans MintjensMarcel GrifnéeEnglebert Opdebeeck
19FinlandFIN2-20:55.47
Mauno UusivirtaOle WackströmRaimo HonkanenRaimo Suikkanen
20United StatesUSA2-24:13.50
John HowardButch MartinJohn AllisJim Van Boven
21GuatemalaGUA2-24:20.77
Evaristo OlivaFrancisco CuqueJorge InésSaturnino Rustrián
22EcuadorECU2-25:15.26
Arnulfo PozoHipólito PozoNoé MedinaVíctor Morales
23New ZealandNZL2-25:46.47
Neil LysterRichie ThomsonJohn DeanDes Thomson
24UruguayURU2-25:47.20
Luis SosaWalter GarreJorge JukichRené Deceja
25CanadaCAN2-27:18.14
Joe JonesJules BélandMarcel RoyYves Landry
26EthiopiaETH2-30:36.79
Yemane NegassiFisihasion GhebreyesusMikael SaglimbeniTekeste Woldu
27Costa RicaCRC2-36:25.79
Adrián SolanoJosé SánchezJosé Manuel SotoMiguel Ángel Sánchez
28El SalvadorESA2-39:38.39
Roberto GarcíaFrancisco FunesJuan MolinaMauricio Bolaños
29TaiwanTPE2-42:13.88
Deng Chueng-HwaiLiu Cheng-TaoShue Ming-ShuJiang Guang-Nan
30Democratic Republic of the CongoCOD2-42:57.58
Constantin KabembaFrançois OmbanziJean BarnabeSamuel Kibamba