Cycling at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men’s track time trial

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The men’s track time trial in Cycling at the 1992 Summer Olympics was a time trial race in which each of the thirty-two cyclists attempted to set the fastest time for four laps (1 kilometre) of the track. The race was held on Monday, July 27 at the Velòdrom d’Horta. Adler Capelli rode a bike that allowed for a single gear change, a first for an Olympic track event.[1] There were 32 competitors from 32 nations, with each nation limited to one cyclist.[2] The event was won by José Manuel Moreno of Spain, the nation’s first medal in the men’s track time trial. The United States also earned its first medal in the event, with Erin Hartwell‘s bronze. Shane Kelly took Australia’s second consecutive silver medal in the track time trial.

Men’s track time trial events at the Olympics
Men’s track time trial

at the Games of the XXV Olympiad

Track cycling pictogram
Venue Velòdrom d’Horta
Date 27 July
Competitors 32 from 32 nations
Winning time 1:03.342
Medalists
José Manuel Moreno
 Spain
Shane Kelly
 Australia
Erin Hartwell
 United States
 1988
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Cycling at the
1992 Summer Olympics
Road cycling
Road race men women
Team time trial men
Track cycling
Track time trial men
Individual pursuit men women
Team pursuit men
Sprint men women
Points race men

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This was the 16th appearance of the event, which had previously been held in 1896 and every Games since 1928. It would be held every Games until being dropped from the programme after 2004. The returning cyclists from 1988 were gold medalist Aleksandr Kirichenko of the Soviet Union (now competing for the Unified Team), seventeenth-place finisher Mika Hämäläinen of Finland, nineteenth-place finisher Nelson Mario Pons of Ecuador, and thirtieth-place finisher Neil Lloyd of Antigua and Barbuda. Host nation Spain had the reigning world champion, José Manuel Moreno.[2]

Indonesia and Latvia each made their debut in the men’s track time trial; some former Soviet republics competed as the Unified Team. France made its 16th appearance, the only nation to have competed at every appearance of the event.

The event was a time trial on the track, with each cyclist competing separately to attempt to achieve the fastest time. Each cyclist raced one kilometre from a standing start.[2][3]

The following were the world and Olympic records prior to the competition.

World record  Maic Malchow (GDR) 1:02.091 Colorado Springs, United States 28 August 1986
Olympic record  Lothar Thoms (GDR) 1:02.955 Moscow, Soviet Union 22 July 1980

No new world or Olympic records were set during the competition.

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