Cycling at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's track time trial
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The men's track time trial event at the 1980 Summer Olympics took place on 22 July 1980 in Moscow Olympic Velodrome.[1][2] There were 18 competitors from 18 nations, with one additional cyclist entered but not starting.[3] The event was won by Lothar Thoms of East Germany, the nation's second consecutive victory in the men's track time trial (tying Australia, Italy, and Denmark for second-most all-time). Aleksandr Panfilov of the Soviet Union took silver, the nation's first medal in the event since 1960. David Weller's bronze remains—through the 2016 Games—Jamaica's only medal outside of track and field athletics (77 athletics medals, 1 cycling medal). Denmark's three-Games medal streak (entirely the work of Niels Fredborg) ended.
Men's track time trial
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad

Soviet stamp commemorating 1980 Olympic cycling
VenueKrylatskoye Sports Complex Velodrome
Dates22 July
Competitors18 from 18 nations
Winning time1:02.955 WR
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This was the 13th 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 only returning cyclist from 1976 was eleventh-place finisher David Weller of Jamaica. None of the nations that had won a medal in the event since 1960 joined the American-led boycott. The favorite was East German Lothar Thoms, the 1978 and 1979 world champion.[3]
Ecuador, Libya, and Zimbabwe each made their debut in the men's track time trial. France and Great Britain each made their 13th appearance, having competed at every appearance of the event.
Competition format
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.[3][4]
The following were the world and Olympic records prior to the competition.
World record
 Pierre Trentin (FRA)
1:03.91Mexico City, Mexico17 October 1968
Olympic record
 Pierre Trentin (FRA)
1:03.91Mexico City, Mexico17 October 1968
Lothar Thoms broke the world record by nearly a full second, recording a time of 1:02.955. No other cyclist came close to the old record time.
All times are Moscow Time (UTC+3)
Tuesday, 22 July 198019:00Final
Lothar Thoms East Germany1:02.955WR
Aleksandr Panfilov Soviet Union1:04.845
David Weller Jamaica1:05.241
4Guido Bontempi
5Yavé Cahard
6Heinz Isler
7Petr Kocek
8Bjarne Sørensen
9Terrence Tinsley
 Great Britain
10Kenrick Tucker
11Andrzej Michalak Poland1:07.891
12Stoyan Petrov Bulgaria1:08.682
13Jan Blomme
14Errol McLean Guyana1:09.991
15Hans Fischer
16Esteban Espinosa Ecuador1:11.419
17Khalid Shebani Libya1:11.627
18John Musa Zimbabwe1:15.779
Patrick Wackström FinlandDNS
  1. ^ "Cycling at the 1980 Summer Games: Men's 1000 m time trial". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  2. ^ The Official Report of the Organising Committee for the Games of the XXII Olympiad Moscow 1980 Volume 3 (PDF). p. 203. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "1,000 metres Time Trial, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  4. ^ Official Report, vol. 3, p. 203.
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