Great Britain tops cycling medal table at Olympic Games

Nineteen different nations won cycling medals at the 2012 London Olympics, with Great Britain leading the field with 12, eight of them gold. Germany and Australia followed with six medals each.

Great Britain, USA, Germany and Australia were the only nations to take at least one gold, silver and bronze, each.

The first events were on the road, where Great Britain took two medals inthe time trial, with Bradley Wiggins winning gold and Chris Froome bronze. They rounded out their collection with Elizabeth Armitstead’s silver in the women’s road race. Germany took two silver medals, in the two time trials, while Olga Zabelinskaya of Russia took bronze in both women’s races.

Great Britain dominated the track events, taking seven of the ten events, and a total of nine medals. Australia had five medals, including one gold; German had three medals, with one of each; and Denmark’s only cycling medal was gold in the Omnium.

On the BMX course, golds went to Latvia and Colombia, who also won bronze as the only multiple winner.

The mountain bikers took the last medals, with the golds going to the Czech Republic and France, with no country winning more than one medal.

In total, nine nations won more than one medal: Great Britain twelve; Germany and Australia six each; USA and France four each; Netherlands, Colombia, and China three each; and Russia, two.

One medal each went to Kazakhstan, Norway, Czech Republic,Switzerland, Italy, Lataiva, New Zealand, Denmark, Canada and Hong Kong.

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