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Road Race, Individual, Men

Date26 July 1976 — 10:00
StatusOlympic
LocationCircuit Mont-Royal, Montréal, Québec
Participants134 from 40 countries
Format177.49 km. (110.31 miles) mass start race.

The course was 177.49 km. over the hilly Mont-Royal Circuit. The course had been used for the 1974 World Championships and the favorite was probably Ryszard Szurkowski of Poland, who was 1973 World Champion and had placed second on the course in 1974. The 1974 champion was his teammate, Janusz Kowalski, but he did not compete in Montréal. On the sixth lap, a group of 10 riders got away, and formed the winning group. On the last lap, Bernt Johansson was able to successfully break away and won the gold medal by 31 seconds. The winner of the sprint for the silver was Peter Thaler, but he was relegated to ninth place for interfering with other riders in the sprint and failing to keep his line. The final sprint included an American, George Mount, unusual for that era, who finished sixth. Szurkowski had missed the winning break and finished 12th, among the leaders of the trailing sprint. Of the three medalists, only Johansson would have a notable pro career. His best performance came in the 1979 Giro d’Italia, in which he placed third and won two stages.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Bernt JohanssonSWE4-46:52Gold
2Giuseppe MartinelliITAat 0:31Silver
3Mieczysław NowickiPOLat 0:31Bronze
4Fons De WolfBELat 0:31
5Nikolay GorelovURSat 0:31
6George MountUSAat 0:31
7Jean-René BernaudeauFRAat 0:31
8Vittorio AlgeriITAat 0:31
9Klaus-Peter ThalerFRGat 0:31
10Bernardo AlfonselESPat 0:35
11Stanisław SzozdaPOLat 2:09
12Ryszard SzurkowskiPOLat 2:09
13Vlastimil MoravecTCHat 2:09
14Carlos CardetCUBat 2:09
15Garry BellNZLat 2:09
16Karl-Dietrich DiersGDRat 2:09
17Aleksandr AverinURSat 2:09
18Herbert SpindlerAUTat 2:09
19Wilfried TrottFRGat 2:09
20Harry HannusFINat 2:09
21Roman HumenbergerAUTat 2:09
22Álvaro PachónCOLat 2:09
23Luis ManriqueCOLat 2:09
24Pierre HarveyCANat 2:09
25Arie HassinkNEDat 2:09
26Roberto CerutiITAat 2:09
27Wolfgang SteinmayrAUTat 2:09
28Clyde SeftonAUSat 2:09
29Sven-Åke NilssonSWEat 2:09
30Jan BrzeźnyPOLat 2:09
31Carmelo BaroneITAat 2:09
32Rafael LadrónESPat 2:09
33Juan José MoralESPat 2:09
34Remo SansonettiAUSat 2:09
35Joe WaughGBRat 2:09
36Frank HosteBELat 2:09
37Hans-Peter JakstFRGat 2:09
38Thorleif AndresenNORat 2:09
39Valery ChaplyginURSat 2:09
40Leo van VlietNEDat 2:09
41Petr BucháčekTCHat 7:34
42John HowardUSAat 7:34
43Dudley HaytonGBRat 7:34
44Aavo PikkuusURSat 7:57
45Rubén CamachoMEXat 7:57
46Peter WeibelFRGat 7:57
47Dirk HeirwegBELat 8:49
48Eddy SchepersBELat 8:49
49Stoyan BobekovBULat 11:43
50Ad TakNEDat 13:26
51Rudolf MittereggerAUTat 13:26
52Vern HanarayNZLat 13:26
53Ramón NoriegaVENat 16:21
54Gilles DurandCANat 16:21
55Geir DigerudNORat 17:50
56David BollUSAat 18:08
57Richard TrinklerSUIat 18:08
58José OllarvesVENat 20:17
ACOsvaldo BenvenutiARGDNF
ACOswaldo FrossascoARGDNF
ACJuan Carlos HaedoARGDNF
ACRaúl LabbateARGDNF
ACAlan GoodropeAUSDNF
ACPeter KestingAUSDNF
ACMarco SoriaBOLDNF
ACMartin MartinovBULDNF
ACIvan PopovBULDNF
ACNedyalko StoyanovBULDNF
ACBrian ChewterCANDNF
ACTom MorrisCANDNF
ACAbelardo RíosCOLDNF
ACMiguel SamacáCOLDNF
ACCarlos AlvaradoCRCDNF
ACGregorio Aldo ArencibiaCUBDNF
ACRoberto MenéndezCUBDNF
ACJorge PérezCUBDNF
ACVerner BlaudzunDENDNF
ACJørgen Emil HansenDENDNF
ACBent PedersenDENDNF
ACWilly SkibbyDENDNF
ACPaulino MartínezESPDNF
ACRené BittingerFRADNF
ACFrancis DuteilFRADNF
ACChristian JourdanFRADNF
ACPhil GriffithsGBRDNF
ACBill NicksonGBRDNF
ACHans-Joachim HartnickGDRDNF
ACGerhard LaukeGDRDNF
ACSiegbert SchmeißerGDRDNF
ACMikhail KountrasGREDNF
ACChan Fai LuiHKGDNF
ACChan Lam HamsHKGDNF
ACKwong Chi YanHKGDNF
ACTang Kam ManHKGDNF
ACAlan McCormackIRLDNF
ACOliver McQuaidIRLDNF
ACMohamed Ali Acha-CheloiIRIDNF
ACHassan AryanfardIRIDNF
ACAsghar KhodayariIRIDNF
ACMahmoud DelshadIRIDNF
ACErrol WaltersJAMDNF
ACLucien DidierLUXDNF
ACMarcel ThullLUXDNF
ACYahya AhmadMASDNF
ACJosé CastañedaMEXDNF
ACLuis Rosendo RamosMEXDNF
ACRodolfo VitelaMEXDNF
ACMiguel EspinozaNCADNF
ACDavid IornosNCADNF
ACHamblin GonzálezNCADNF
ACManuel LargaespadaNCADNF
ACFrits SchürNEDDNF
ACStein BråthenNORDNF
ACPål Henning HansenNORDNF
ACJamie RichardsNZLDNF
ACDaniele CesarettiSMRDNF
ACHansjörg AemiseggerSUIDNF
ACSerge DemièrreSUIDNF
ACRobert ThalmannSUIDNF
ACLeif HanssonSWEDNF
ACAlf SegersällSWEDNF
ACPetr MatoušekTCHDNF
ACVladimír VondráčekTCHDNF
ACPanya DingmuongTHADNF
ACChartchai JuntratTHADNF
ACPrajin RungroteTHADNF
ACArlee WararongTHADNF
ACCarlos AlcántaraURUDNF
ACWashington DíazURUDNF
ACVíctor GonzálezURUDNF
ACWaldemar PedrazziURUDNF
ACMike NeelUSADNF
ACJusto GalavizVENDNF
ACNicolás ReidtlerVENDNF