1956 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

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1956 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
Host city Copenhagen, Denmark
Date(s)27 Augustus - 2 September 1956
Velodrome Ordrup Velodrome
Events 5
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The 1956 UCI Track Cycling World Championships were the World Championship for track cycling. They took place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 27 August to 2 September 1956.[1] Five events for men were contested, 3 for professionals and 2 for amateurs.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Professional Events
Men's sprint
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Antonio Maspes
 Italy
Reg Harris
 Great Britain
Oscar Plattner
  Switzerland
Men's individual pursuit
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Guido Messina
 Italy
Jacques Anquetil
 France
Kay-Werner Nielsen
 Denmark
Men's motor-paced
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Graham French
 Australia
Guillermo Timoner
 Spain
Walter Bucher
  Switzerland
Men's Amateur Events
Men's sprint
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Michel Rousseau
 France
Jorge Bátiz
 Argentina
Guglielmo Pesenti
 Italy
Men's individual pursuit
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Ercole Baldini
 Italy
Leandro Faggin
 Italy
John Geddes
 Great Britain

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Italy 3 1 1 5
2  France 1 1 0 2
3  Australia 1 0 0 1
4  Great Britain 0 1 1 2
5  Argentina 0 1 0 1
 Spain 0 1 0 1
7   Switzerland 0 0 2 2
8  Denmark 0 0 1 1
TOTAL 5 5 5 15

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