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Olympic Men's Road Race Results

The men's road race was the only road cycling event in the first modern Olympic Games, the 1896 Athens Olympics, an 87 kilometer race starting and finishing in Athens.

Between the 1912 Stockholm games and the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics it was held as an individual time trial, sometimes of staggering length. In 1928 the Olympic road race was 168 kilometers.

Professional athletes were allowed to compete in the Olympics starting with the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Guy Lapèbie believed his teammate Robert Charpentier beat him by grabbing his jersey in the 1936 Berlin games. How he found this out is in Les Woodland's The Olympics' 50 Craziest Stories. The link to buy this fun book from Amazon.com is just to the right.

Year/City

Gold

Silver

 Bronze

1896 Athens Aristidis Konstantinidis
Greece
August Goedrich
Germany 
Edward Battel
Great Britain
1912 Stockholm Rudolf Lewis
South Africa
Fredrick Grubb
Great Britain
Carl Schutte
USA
1920 Antwerp Harry Stenqvist
Sweden
Henry Kaltenbrun
South Africa
Fernand Canteloube
France
1924 Paris Armand Blanchonnet
France
Henri Hoenvenaers
Belgium
Rene Hamel
France
1928 Amsterdam Henry-Peter Hansen
Denmark
Frank Southall
Great Britain
Gösta Carlsson
Sweden
1932 Los Angeles Attilio Pavesi
Italy
Guglielmo Segato
Italy
Bernhard Britz
Sweden
1936 Berlin Robert Charpentier
France
Guy Lapèbie
France
Ernst Nievergelt
Switzerland
1948 London Jose Beyaert
France
Petrus Voorting
Holland
Lode A. Wouters
Belgium
1952 Helsinki Andre A. Noyelle
Belgium
Robert Grondelaers
Belgium 
Edy Ziegler
Germany
1956 Melbourne Ercole Baldini
Italy
Arnaud Geyre
France
Alan W. Jackson
Great Britain
1960 Rome Victor Kapitonov
USSR
Livio Trape
Italy
W. Van Den Bergen
Belgium
1964 Tokyo  Mario Zanin
Italy
Kjell Rodian
Denmark
Walter Godefroot
Belgium
1968 Mexico City  Piefranco Vianelli
Italy
Lief Mortensen
Denmark
Gosta Pettersson
Sweden
1972 Munich Hennie Kuiper
Holland
Kevin Sefton
Australia
Bruce Biddle
New Zealand
1976 Montreal  Bernt Johannson
Sweden
Giuseppe Martinelli
Italy 
Mieczyslaw Nowicki
Poland
1980 Moscow  Sergei Soukouroutchenkov
USSR
Czeslaw Lang
Poland
Yuri Barinov
USSR
1984 Los Angeles Alexei Grewal
USA
Steve Bauer
Canada
Dag-Otto Lauritzen
Norway
1988 Seoul Olaf Ludwig
East Germany
Bernd Groene
West Germany
Christian Henn
West Germany
1992 Barcelona Fabio Casartelli
Italy
Erik Dekker
Holland
D. Ozols
Lithuania
1996 Atlanta Pascal Richard
Switzerland
Rolf Sorensen
Denmark
Max Sciandri
Great Britain
2000 Sydney Jan Ullrich
Germany
Alexandre Vinokourov
Kazakstan
Andréas Klöden
Germany
2004 Athens  Paolo Bettini
Italy
5hr 41min 44sec
Sergio Paulinho
Portugal
@ 1sec
Axel Merckx
Belgium
@ 8sec
2008 Beijing
245.19 km
Samuel Sanchez
Spain
6hr 23min 49sec
Davide Rebellin
Italy
@ s.t. 
Fabian Cancellara
Switzerland
@ s.t.
2012 London
250 km
Alexandre Vinokourov
Kazakhstan
5htr 45min 57sec
Rigoberto Uran
Colombia
@ s.t.
Alexander Kristoff
Norway
@ 8sec
2016 Rio de Janeiro
237.5 km
Greg van Avermaet
Belgium
6hr 10min 5sec
Jakob Fuglsang
Denmark
@ s.t.
Rafal Majka
Poland
@ 5sec