Major achievements in cycling by nation


This article contains lists of achievements in major cycling competitions according to first-place, second-place and third-place results obtained by cyclists representing different nations. The objective is not to create combined medal tables; the focus is on listing the best positions achieved by cyclists in major international competitions, ranking the nations according to the most podiums accomplished by cyclists of these nations. All major World Championships organized by Union Cycliste Internationale (International Cycling Union, UCI) are covered, as well as cycling events at the Olympic Games.

Results


For the making of the list, results from major senior-level international UCI World Championships and the cycling events at the Summer Olympics were consulted. Junior and under-23 events at the UCI World Championships were not taken into account. Results obtained by amateur athletes, or in amateur events, were considered for the list.

The conventions used on this table are:

Events held at the UCI Motor-paced World Championships were counted as part of road events. Four-cross events were counted as part of the Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships (MTB&T). Indoor results comprise all artistic events as well as cycle ball events.

The following World Championships were not considered for this list:

The table is pre-sorted by total number of first-place results, second-place results and third-place results, respectively. When equal ranks are given, nations are listed in alphabetical order. Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italics.

Also, it is important to note that official documents from UCI credit a medal at the 1984 UCI Track Cycling World Championships to Zhou Suying as a medal for North Korea, while in reality Syuing represented China. Cyclists from North Korea have never earned medals at the UCI World Championships, and this is reflected on this list.[1][2]

Last updated: March 28, 2021
Olympic Games UCI World Championships Number of
Rk. Nation Road Track MTB BMX Road Track MTB&T XCM BMX Urban Cross Indoor Total
1  France 10 2 0 12
2  Germany 10 0 1 11
2   Switzerland 10 0 1 11
4  Belgium 7 2 2 11
5  Netherlands 8 2 0 10
6  United States 8 1 1 10
7  Italy 8 1 0 9
8  Great Britain 7 2 0 9
9  Czech Republic 7 1 1 9
10  Spain 6 2 1 9
11  Australia 7 1 0 8
12  Denmark 7 0 1 8
12  Norway 7 0 1 8
14  Poland 4 4 0 8
15  Austria 6 1 0 7
16  Russia 5 1 1 7
17  Colombia 4 2 1 7
18  Canada 3 4 0 7
19  New Zealand 5 1 0 6
19  West Germany 5 1 0 6
Olympic Games UCI World Championships Number of
Rk. Nation Road Track MTB BMX Road Track MTB&T XCM BMX Urban Cross Indoor Total
21  Czechoslovakia 4 1 1 6
21  Sweden 4 1 1 6
23  South Africa 2 3 1 6
24  East Germany 5 0 0 5
25  Portugal 3 2 0 5
26  Latvia 3 1 1 5
27  Ukraine 2 2 1 5
28  Soviet Union 4 0 0 4
29  Argentina 3 0 1 4
30  Greece 2 2 0 4
30  Slovakia 2 2 0 4
32  Lithuania 2 0 2 4
33  Japan 1 2 1 4
34  Brazil 2 1 0 3
35  Belarus 2 0 1 3
35  China 2 0 1 3
37  Slovenia 1 2 0 3
38  Luxembourg 1 1 1 3
39  Hong Kong 1 0 2 3
39  Kazakhstan 1 0 2 3
Olympic Games UCI World Championships Number of
Rk. Nation Road Track MTB BMX Road Track MTB&T XCM BMX Urban Cross Indoor Total
41  Uruguay 0 2 1 3
42  Finland 0 1 2 3
43  Ireland 2 0 0 2
44  Cuba 1 1 0 2
44  Mexico 1 1 0 2
44 United Team 1 1 0 2
47  Estonia 1 0 1 2
47  Malaysia 1 0 1 2
47  Venezuela 1 0 1 2
50  Barbados 0 1 0 1
50  Bohemia 0 1 0 1
50  Chile 0 1 0 1
50  Costa Rica 0 1 0 1
50  Hungary 0 1 0 1
50  South Korea 0 1 0 1
56  Jamaica 0 0 1 1
56  Liechtenstein 0 0 1 1
56  Macau 0 0 1 1
56  Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 1 1

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