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1924  Paris Summer Olympics

1924 Summer Olympics - The Results (Cycling)

Cycling at the 1924 Paris Summer Games

 

 

Host City: Paris, France
Date Started: July 23, 1924
Date Finished: July 27, 1924
Events: 6

Participants: 139 (139 men and 0 women) from 24 countries
Youngest Participant: CAN Joe Laporte (17 years, 115 days)
Oldest Participant: NED Maurice Peeters (42 years, 82 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): BEL Rik Hoevenaers (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): FRA France (6 medals)

 

Participating nations

A total of 139 cyclists from 24 nations competed at the Paris Games:
  •  Argentina (5)
  •  Australia (4)
  •  Belgium (9)
  •  Bulgaria (7)
  •  Canada (1)
  •  Chile (3)
  •  Czechoslovakia (8)
  •  Denmark (6)
  •  Egypt (3)
  •  Finland (4)
  •  France (11)
  •  Great Britain (12)
  •  Hungary (4)
  •  Italy (10)
  •  Latvia (4)
  •  Lithuania (2)
  •  Luxembourg (5)
  •  Netherlands (10)
  •  Poland (8)
  •  South Africa (1)
  •  Sweden (4)
  •  Switzerland (9)
  •  United States (5)
  •  Yugoslavia (4)
  

Overview

The program was the same as in 1924 – a single road race that awarded both individual and team medals, and four track events – match sprint, tandem match sprint, team pursuit, and the 50 km. race. The road race began and ended near the [Stade Olympique de Colombes], and was conducted as an individual time trial over 188 km. The team segment consisted of four riders for each nation with the three best times of the four riders to count towards the team time. The track races were held on the [Vélodrome Municipal de Vincennes], a 500 metre cement track and the same site that had been used for the 1900 Olympic events.

The cycling competition at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris consisted of two road cycling events and four track cycling events, all for men only.[1] The 50 km track event was held for the last time at these Games, having only been introduced in 1920.

  

Medal summary

Road cycling

EventGoldSilverBronze
Individual time trial  Armand Blanchonnet (FRA)  Henri Hoevenaers (BEL)  René Hamel (FRA)
Team time trial  France (FRA)
Armand Blanchonnet
René Hamel
Georges Wambst
 Belgium (BEL)
Henri Hoevenaers
Alphonse Parfondry
Jean Van Den Bosch
 Sweden (SWE)
Gunnar Sköld
Erik Bohlin
Ragnar Malm
  

Track cycling

EventGoldSilverBronze
50 km  Ko Willems (NED)  Cyril Alden (GBR)  Harry Wyld (GBR)
Sprint  Lucien Michard (FRA)  Jacob Meijer (NED)  Jean Cugnot (FRA)
Tandem  Lucien Choury
and Jean Cugnot (FRA)
 Edmund Hansen
and Willy Hansen (DEN)
 Gerard Bosch van Drakestein
and Maurice Peeters (NED)
Team pursuit  Italy (ITA)
Francesco Zucchetti
Angelo De Martini
Alfredo Dinale
Aurelio Menegazzi
 Poland (POL)
Tomasz Stankiewicz
Franciszek Szymczyk
Józef Lange
Jan Lazarski
 Belgium (BEL)
Jean Van Den Bosch
Léonard Daghelinckx
Henri Hoevenaers
Fernand Saive
  

Medal table

 
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  France (FRA) 4 0 2 6
2  Netherlands (NED) 1 1 1 3
3  Italy (ITA) 1 0 0 1
4  Belgium (BEL) 0 2 1 3
5  Great Britain (GBR) 0 1 1 2
6  Denmark (DEN) 0 1 0 1
 Poland (POL) 0 1 0 1
8  Sweden (SWE) 0 0 1 1
Totals (8 nations) 6 6 6 18

Men's Road Race, Individual

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Colombes Olympic Stadium, Colombes
Date Started: July 23, 1924
Date Finished: July 23, 1924
Format: 188 kilometre time trial.

Competitors 71from 22 nations

Summary

The course was a time trial over 188 km. The riders started at two-minute intervals from Colombes Stadium and rode out-and-back, with the turnaround at 94 km, shortly after a 10 km. steady climb. The 1923 world champion was Liberio Ferrario of Italy, but he did not compete in Paris, as he turned professional early in 1924. [Armand Blanchonnet] had finished second in the French Championships in 1924 to [René Hamel], but at the Olympics he dominated the race, winning by 10 minutes, with Hamel third. Runner-up [Henri Hoevenaers] won the World Championships in 1925. Blanchonnet placed 3rd in the 1924 World Championships and then turned professional, racing mostly 6-days.

The men's individual time trial event was part of the road cycling programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. The results of individual cyclists were summed to give team results in the team time trial event.

The field consisted of 71 cyclists from 22 countries. The course was a 188-kilometre (117 mi) loop beginning and ending at the Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir.

Results

PlaceCyclistTime
1st, gold medalist(s)  Armand Blanchonnet (FRA) 6:20:48.0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Henri Hoevenaers (BEL) 6:30:27.0
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  René Hamel (FRA) 6:30:51.6
4  Gunnar Sköld (SWE) 6:33:36.2
5  Albert Blattmann (SUI) 6:34:09.0
6  Alphonse Parfondry (BEL) 6:35:57.0
7  Erik Bohlin (SWE) 6:36:12.4
8  Georges Wambst (FRA) 6:38:34.4
9  André Leducq (FRA) 6:39:16.0
10  Jean Van Den Bosch (BEL) 6:40:31.4
11  Henry Kaltenbrunn (RSA) 6:41:34.4
12  Ardito Bresciani (ITA) 6:41:39.4
13  Cor Heeren (NED) 6:41:50.8
14  Otto Lehner (SUI) 6:43:39.0
15  Antonio Negrini (ITA) 6:48:09.8
16  Fernand Saivé (BEL) 6:48:46.4
17  Ragnar Malm (SWE) 6:49:53.0
18  Nello Ciaccheri (ITA) 6:50:10.0
19  Johannes Maas (NED) 6:51:05.0
20  Luigi Magnotti (ITA) 6:53:25.0
21  Georges Antenen (SUI) 6:53:27.0
22  Andy Wilson (GBR) 6:53:52.4
23  Eric Pilcher (GBR) 6:54:02.0
24  Dave Marsh (GBR) 6:56:52.4
25  Georges Schiltz (LUX) 7:00:34.4
26  Philippus Innemee (NED) 7:04:32.0
27  Nic Rausch (LUX) 7:04:46.0
28  Fritz Bossi (SUI) 7:05:43.4
29  Martinus Vlietman (NED) 7:07:32.4
30  Cosme Saavedra (ARG) 7:09:16.2
31  Luis de Meyer (ARG) 7:14:10.4
32  Antonín Perič (TCH) 7:14:47.8
33  John Boulicault (USA) 7:15:51.6
34  Samuel Hunter (GBR) 7:16:35.0
35  Ðuro Dukanović (YUG) 7:17:23.6
36  Sidney Ramsden (AUS) 7:18:23.4
37  Josip Kosmatin (YUG) 7:18:24.0
38  Georg Claussen (DEN) 7:19:16.4
39  Louis Pesch (LUX) 7:19:51.4
40  Karel Červenka (TCH) 7:20:20.0
41  Koloman Sović (YUG) 7:21:35.0
42  Jean-Pierre Kuhn (LUX) 7:22:12.4
43  José Zampicchiatti (ARG) 7:24:17.0
44  Antonín Charvát (TCH) 7:26:09.0
45  Ignatius Gronkowski (USA) 7:34:41.8
46  Mohamed Madkour (EGY) 7:35:38.4
47  Ilmari Voudelin (FIN) 7:41:03.4
48  Oswald Miller (POL) 7:46:56.0
49  Gustav Hentschel (USA) 7:52:59.6
50  Milan Truban (YUG) 7:53:40.0
51  Mihály Rusovszky (HUN) 7:57:49.0
52  Erik Frank (FIN) 8:04:53.0
53  Georgi Abadzhiev (BUL) 8:08:35.0
54  Joe Laporte (CAN) 8:11:22.0
55  Feliks Kostrzębski (POL) 8:14:53.6
56  Toivo Hörkkö (FIN) 8:18:00.0
57  Mikhail Klaynerov (BUL) 8:23:18.0
58  Victor Hopkins (USA) 8:29:02.0
59  Kazimierz Krzemiński (POL) 8:40:18.6
60  Ferenc Steiner (HUN) 8:42:14.4
 Erik Andersen (DEN) Did not finish
 Isakas Anolikas (LTU) Did not finish
 Atanas Atanasov (BUL) Did not finish
 Erik Bjurberg (SWE) Did not finish
 Anton Collin (FIN) Did not finish
 Mikhail Georgiev (BUL) Did not finish
 Ahmed Salem Hassan (EGY) Did not finish
 Wiktor Hoechsmann (POL) Did not finish
 František Kundert (TCH) Did not finish
 Julio Polet (ARG) Did not finish
 Juozas Vilpišauskas (LTU) Did not finish

Final Standings

 
RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedalT 
1 Armand Blanchonnet 20 France FRA Gold 6-20:48.0  
2 Rik Hoevenaers 22 Belgium BEL Silver 6-30:27.0  
3 René Hamel 21 France FRA Bronze 6-30:51.6  
4 Gunnar Sköld 29 Sweden SWE   6-33:36.2  
5 Albert Blattmann 19 Switzerland SUI   6-34:09.0  
6 Alphonse Parfondry   Belgium BEL   6-35:57.0  
7 Erik Bohlin 26 Sweden SWE   6-36:12.4  
8 Georges Wambst 21 France FRA   6-38:34.4  
9 André Leducq 20 France FRA   6-39:16.0  
10 Jean Van Den Bosch 25 Belgium BEL   6-40:31.4  
11 Henry Kaltenbrunn 26 South Africa RSA   6-41:34.4  
12 Ardito Bresciani 24 Italy ITA   6-41:39.4  
13 Cor Heeren 23 Netherlands NED   6-41:50.8  
14 Otto Lehner 25 Switzerland SUI   6-43:39.0  
15 Antonio Negrini 21 Italy ITA   6-48:09.8  
16 Fernand Saivé 23 Belgium BEL   6-48:46.4  
17 Ragnar Malm 30 Sweden SWE   6-49:53.0  
18 Nello Ciaccheri 30 Italy ITA   6-50:10.0  
19 Jan Maas 23 Netherlands NED   6-51:05.0  
20 Luigi Magnotti 29 Italy ITA   6-53:25.0  
21 Georg Antenen 20 Switzerland SUI   6-53:27.0  
22 Andy Wilson   Great Britain GBR   6-53:52.4  
23 Eric Pilcher   Great Britain GBR   6-54:02.0  
24 Dave Marsh 29 Great Britain GBR   6-56:52.4  
25 Georges Schiltz 23 Luxembourg LUX   7-00:34.4  
26 Philippus Innemee 21 Netherlands NED   7-04:32.0  
27 Nic Rausch   Luxembourg LUX   7-04:46.0  
28 Fritz Bossi   Switzerland SUI   7-05:43.4  
29 Martinus Vlietman 23 Netherlands NED   7-07:32.4  
30 Cosme Saavedra 22 Argentina ARG   7-09:16.2  
31 Luis de Meyer   Argentina ARG   7-14:10.4  
32 Antonín Perič 27 Czechoslovakia TCH   7-14:47.8  
33 John Boulicault 17 United States USA   7-15:51.6  
34 Samuel Hunter 29 Great Britain GBR   7-16:35.0  
35 Đuro Dukanović 22 Yugoslavia YUG   7-17:23.6  
36 Sidney Ramsden 23 Australia AUS   7-18:23.4  
37 Josip Kosmatin   Yugoslavia YUG   7-18:24.0  
38 Ahrensborg Clausen 28 Denmark DEN   7-19:16.4  
39 Louis Pesch 20 Luxembourg LUX   7-19:51.4  
40 Karel Červenka   Czechoslovakia TCH   7-20:20.0  
41 Koloman Sović 24 Yugoslavia YUG   7-21:35.0  
42 Jean-Pierre Kuhn 20 Luxembourg LUX   7-22:12.4  
43 José Zampicchiatti 23 Argentina ARG   7-24:17.0  
44 Antonín Charvát   Czechoslovakia TCH   7-26:09.0  
45 Iggy Gronkowski 27 United States USA   7-34:41.8  
46 Mohamed Madkour   Egypt EGY   7-35:38.4  
47 Ilmari Voudelin 27 Finland FIN   7-41:03.4  
48 Oswald Miller   Poland POL   7-46:56.0  
49 Gustav Hentschel 27 United States USA   7-52:59.6  
50 Milan Truban 20 Yugoslavia YUG   7-53:40.0  
51 Mihály Rusovszky   Hungary HUN   7-57:49.0  
52 Erik Frank 24 Finland FIN   8-04:53.0  
53 Georgi Abadzhiev   Bulgaria BUL   8-08:35.0  
54 Joe Laporte 17 Canada CAN   8-11:22.0  
55 Feliks Kostrzębski 24 Poland POL   8-14:53.6  
56 Toivo Hörkkö 25 Finland FIN   8-18:00.0  
57 Mikhail Klaynerov   Bulgaria BUL   8-23:18.0  
58 Victor Hopkins 19 United States USA   8-29:02.0  
59 Kazimierz Krzemiński 22 Poland POL   8-40:18.6  
60 Ferenc Steiner   Hungary HUN   8-42:14.4  
AC Juozas VilpiÅ¡auskas   Lithuania LTU     DNF
AC Anton Collin 32 Finland FIN     DNF
AC Erik Andersen 21 Denmark DEN     DNF
AC Mikhail Georgiev   Bulgaria BUL     DNF
AC Isakas Anolikas   Lithuania LTU     DNF
AC FrantiÅ¡ek Kundert 32 Czechoslovakia TCH     DNF
AC Julio Polet   Argentina ARG     DNF
AC Erik Bjurberg 28 Sweden SWE     DNF
AC Atanas Atanasov   Bulgaria BUL     DNF
AC Wiktor Hoechsmann 29 Poland POL     DNF
AC Ahmed Salem Hassan   Egypt EGY     DNF

Men's Road Race, Team

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Colombes Olympic Stadium, Colombes
Date Started: July 23, 1924
Date Finished: July 23, 1924
Format: 188 kilometres. Three-man teams.

Competitors 60from 15 nations

Summary

While course reconnaissance is fairly common for time trials nowadays, it was rare in 1924, giving a huge advantage to the French riders, who had trained on the course nearly daily in the months prior to the Games. The training paid off, with the four French riders finishing 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 9th. The winner of the individual road race, [Armand Blanchonnet], won that race by almost 10 minutes and was so dominant that it would have been difficult for any other team to overcome that margin. But with the other French cyclists finishing in the top 10, France won the gold medal by over 16 minutes, with Sweden 29 minutes back in 3rd place.

The men's individual time trial event was part of the road cycling programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. The results of individual cyclists were summed to give team results, with the worst time for each team being ignored. It was the third appearance of the team time trial; France successfully defended its 1920 championship in the event while Sweden won its third medal.

Fifteen countries fielded four-man teams, out of the total field of 71 cyclists from 22 countries. The course was a 188-kilometre (117 mi) loop beginning and ending at the Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir.

Results

PlaceCyclistsTeamTime
1st, gold medalist(s) Armand Blanchonnet
René Hamel
André Leducq
Georges Wambst
 France 19:30:14.0
2nd, silver medalist(s) Rik Hoevenaers
Alphonse Parfondry
Jean Van Den Bosch
Fernand Saivé
 Belgium 19:46:55.4
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gunnar Sköld
Erik Bohlin
Ragnar Malm
Erik Bjurberg
 Sweden 19:59:41.6
4 Albert Blattmann
Otto Lehner
Georges Antenen
Fritz Bossi
 Switzerland 20:11:15.0
5 Ardito Bresciani
Antonio Negrini
Nello Ciaccheri
Luigi Magnotti
 Italy 20:19:59.2
6 Cor Heeren
Jan Maas
Philippus Innemee
Martinus Vlietman
 Netherlands 20:37:27.8
7 Andy Wilson
Eric Pilcher
Dave Marsh
Samuel Hunter
 Great Britain 20:44:46.8
8 Georges Schiltz
Nic Rausch
Louis Pesch
Jean-Pierre Kuhn
 Luxembourg 21:25:11.8
9 Cosme Saavedra
Luis de Meyer
José Zampìchiatti
Julio Polet
 Argentina 21:47:43.6
10 Ðuro Dukanović
Josip Kosmatin
Koloman Sović
Milan Truban
 Yugoslavia 21:57:22.6
11 Antonín Perič
Karel Červenka
Antonín Charvát
František Kundert
 Czechoslovakia 22:01:16.8
12 John Boulicault
Ignatius Gronkowski
Gustav Hentschel
Victor Hopkins
 United States 22:43:33.0
13 Ilmari Voudelin
Toivo Hörkkö
Erik Frank
Anton Collin
 Finland 24:03:56.4
14 Oswald Miller
Feliks Kostrzębski
Kazimierz Krzemiński
Wiktor Hoechsmann
 Poland 24:42:08.2
15 Georgi Abadzhiev
Mikhail Klaynerov
Atanas Atanasov
Mikhail Georgiev
 Bulgaria Did not finish

Men's Sprint

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Municipal Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 26, 1924
Date Finished: July 27, 1924
Format: 1,000 metres.

 

Summary

Thirty-one riders started with most of the races were conducted with three cyclists at a time. Twelve first round races and six repêchages advanced 18 riders to six quarter-finals. The winners of the six quarters and three repêchages produced nine cyclists who rode in three semi-finals. The winners of the semi-finals advanced to the final, where three riders race for the medals. All the rounds were conducted as a single race. The 1923 World Champion was France’s [Jean Cugnot].He was favored along with [Maurice Peeters] (NED), who had won the Grand Prix de Paris in 1920 and was the defending champion, and American [William Fenn]. However, neither rider made the semis, both losing in the quarter-final repêchages. The third favorite was France’s [Lucien Michard], winner of the Grand Prix de Paris in 1922 and 1924. The three semis were won by Frenchmen Michard and [Jean Cugnot], and [Jaap Meijer] (NED), who contested the final. In the final, Cugnot led out the race, with Michard on his wheel. In the final sprint, both Michard and Meijer passed Cugnot, who finished third, with Michard edging out Meijer for the gold medal. Michard would become the best amateur sprinter of the 1920s, winning the World Championships from 1927-30, and placing second in 1931-33.

The men's sprint event was part of the track cycling programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

The field consisted of 31 cyclists from 17 countries. The Vélodrome de Vincennes track was a 500-metre (1,640 ft) loop.

Final

The final three cyclists competed for the three medals.

PlaceCyclistTime
1st, gold medalist(s)  Lucien Michard (FRA) 12.8
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Jacob Meijer (NED)  
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Jean Cugnot (FRA)  

Semifinals

The nine remaining cyclists competed in three semifinals, with the winners advancing to the finals and the losers eliminated.
Semifinal 1
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Lucien Michard (FRA) 12.2 Q
2  Henry Fuller (GBR)    
3  Guglielmo Bossi (ITA)    
Semifinal 2
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Jacob Meijer (NED) 12.8 Q
2  Holger Guldager (DEN)    
3  Francesco Del Grosso (ITA)    
Semifinal 3
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Jean Cugnot (FRA) 12.2 Q
2  George Dempsey (AUS)    
3  Louis Mermillod (SUI)    
 

Second repechage

 
Heat 1
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Guglielmo Bossi (ITA)   Q
2  Maurice Peeters (NED)    
3  Willy Hansen (DEN)    
4  Miloš Knobloch (TCH)    
Heat 2
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Louis Mermillod (SUI)   Q
2  Pierre De Bruyne (BEL)    
3  János Grimm (HUN)    
4  George Owen (GBR)    
Heat 3
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Holger Guldager (DEN)   Q
2  William Fenn (USA)    
3  Walter Coppins (AUS)    
 Franciszek Szymczyk (POL) Did not start  

Quarterfinals

The 18 winners of the first round and first repechage competed in the quarterfinals. Again, the winner of each heat advanced (this time to the semifinals) while the other cyclists competed in another repechage.
Quarterfinal 1
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Jacob Meijer (NED) 13.2 Q
2  Willy Hansen (DEN)   r
3  Miloš Knobloch (TCH)   r
Quarterfinal 2
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Lucien Michard (FRA) 13.0 Q
2  Holger Guldager (DEN)   r
3  George Owen (GBR)   r
Quarterfinal 3
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  George Dempsey (AUS) 13.2 Q
2  Maurice Peeters (NED)   r
3  János Grimm (HUN)   r
Quarterfinal 4
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Jean Cugnot (FRA) 13.2 Q
2  William Fenn (USA)   r
3  Pierre De Bruyne (BEL)   r
Quarterfinal 5
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Francesco Del Grosso (ITA) 13.6 Q
2  Louis Mermillod (SUI)   r
3  Franciszek Szymczyk (POL)   r
Quarterfinal 6
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Henry Fuller (GBR) 13.0 Q
2  Guglielmo Bossi (ITA)   r
3  Walter Coppins (AUS)   r

First repechage

 
Heat 1
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Willy Hansen (DEN)   Q
2  Julio Polet (ARG)    
 F. R. Juillet (CHI) Did not start  
Heat 2
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Miloš Knobloch (TCH)   Q
 Boris Dimchev (BUL) Did not start  
 Alejandro Vidal (CHI) Did not start  
Heat 3
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Holger Guldager (DEN)   Q
2  Artūrs Zeiberliņš (LAT)    
3  Eugenio Gret (ARG)    
Heat 4
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Louis Mermillod (SUI)   Q
2  Ferenc Uhereczky (HUN)    
3  Oldřich Červinka (TCH)    
Heat 5
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  János Grimm (HUN)   Q
2  Ricardo Bermejo (CHI)    
3  Jean Verheyen (BEL)  
Heat 6
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  George Owen (GBR)   Q
2  Jan Łazarski (POL)    
3  Roberts Plūme (LAT)    

First round

The top finisher in each heat qualified for the quarterfinals. All other cyclists went to the first repechage for a second chance at quarterfinal qualifying.
Heat 1
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Pierre De Bruyne (BEL) 13.8 Q
2  Eugenio Gret (ARG)   r
Heat 2
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  George Dempsey (AUS) 13.8 Q
2  Julio Polet (ARG)   r
3  Miloš Knobloch (TCH)   r
Heat 3
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Walter Coppins (AUS) 13.6 Q
2  Willy Hansen (DEN)   r
3  Boris Dimchev (BUL)   r
Heat 4
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  William Fenn (USA) 13.6 Q
2  Ricardo Bermejo (CHI)   r
 Maurice Gillen (LUX) Did not finish  
Heat 5
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Lucien Michard (FRA) 13.6 Q
2  Alejandro Vidal (CHI)   r
Heat 6
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Henry Fuller (GBR) 13.8 Q
2  Holger Guldager (DEN)   r
Heat 7
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Maurice Peeters (NED) 17.0 Q
Heat 8
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Guglielmo Bossi (ITA) 13.6 Q
2  János Grimm (HUN)   r
3  Oldřich Červinka (TCH)   r
Heat 9
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Jacob Meijer (NED) 13.2 Q
2  Louis Mermillod (SUI)   r
3  Ferenc Uhereczky (HUN)   r
Heat 10
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Jean Cugnot (FRA) 12.8 Q
2  George Owen (GBR)   r
3  Artūrs Zeiberliņš (LAT)   r
Heat 11
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Francesco Del Grosso (ITA) 12.8 Q
2  Jan Łazarski (POL)   r
3  Roberts Plūme (LAT)   r
Heat 12
PlaceCyclistTimeQual.
1  Franciszek Szymczyk (POL) 13.6 Q
2  Jean Verheyen (BEL)   r
3  F. R. Juillet (CHI)   r

Final Standings

 
RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedal 
1 Lucien Michard 20 France FRA Gold  
2 Jaap Meijer 19 Netherlands NED Silver  
3 Jean Cugnot 24 France FRA Bronze  
2 h1 r5/6 Henry Fuller   Great Britain GBR    
2 h2 r5/6 Oscar Guldager 19 Denmark DEN    
2 h3 r5/6 George Dempsey 18 Australia AUS    
3 h1 r5/6 Guglielmo Bossi 22 Italy ITA    
3 h2 r5/6 Francesco Del Grosso 24 Italy ITA    
3 h3 r5/6 Louis Mermillod   Switzerland SUI    
AC h1 r4/6 MiloÅ¡ Knobloch   Czechoslovakia TCH    
AC h1 r4/6 Maurice Peeters 41 Netherlands NED    
AC h1 r4/6 Willy Falck Hansen 18 Denmark DEN    
AC h2 r4/6 George Owen   Great Britain GBR    
AC h2 r4/6 János Grimm   Hungary HUN    
AC h2 r4/6 Pierre De Bruyne   Belgium BEL    
AC h3 r4/6 Franciszek Szymczyk 32 Poland POL    
AC h3 r4/6 Wally Coppins   Australia AUS    
AC h3 r4/6 William Fenn 19 United States USA    
2 h1 r2/6 Julio Polet   Argentina ARG    
AC h3 r2/6 ArtÅ«rs Zeiberliņš   Latvia LAT    
AC h3 r2/6 Eugenio Gret   Argentina ARG    
AC h4 r2/6 Ferenc Uhereczky   Hungary HUN    
AC h4 r2/6 Oldřich Červinka   Czechoslovakia TCH    
AC h5 r2/6 Ricardo Bermejo   Chile CHI    
AC h5 r2/6 Jean Verheyen 27 Belgium BEL    
AC h6 r2/6 Jan Łazarski 31 Poland POL    
AC h6 r2/6 Roberts PlÅ«me 26 Latvia LAT    
2 h5 r1/6 Alejandro Vidal   Chile CHI    
3 h3 r1/6 Boris Dimchev   Bulgaria BUL    
3 h12 r1/6 Francisco Juillet   Chile CHI    
AC h4 r1/6 Maurice Gillen 28 Luxembourg LUX   DNF

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Municipal Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 26, 1924
Date Finished: July 27, 1924

Competitors 10from 5 nations

Summary

Only five teams took part, with three first-round heats qualifying three teams for the final. The favored French team of [Lucien Choury] and [Jean Cugnot] was given a walkover in round one, while Denmark and the Netherlands won the other heats. The final was won easily by Choury/Cugnot who took the lead at the start and resisted all efforts by the Danes and Dutch to pass them. The Dutch briefly took the lead coming out of the last corner, but [Maurice Peeters] suddenly steered upwards and was unable to keep a straight line. In the book Gouden Boek van de Nederlandse Olympiers by Tony Bijkerk, Ruud Pauuw notes that [Gerardus Bosch van Drakestein] later explained that Peeters often drank a glass of cognac before each race, but before the Olympic final, he had emptied the entire bottle, which explained the strange performance and the fact that Peeters was grinning and smiling strangely after the race.

The men's tandem event was part of the track cycling programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

The field consisted of 5 pairs of cyclists, each pair from a different country. The Vélodrome de Vincennes track was a 500-metre (1,640 ft) loop

Final

The final three pairs competed for the three medals. The French led most of the way, with the Dutch taking a brief lead before veering off. Bosch later explained that Peeters had finished a bottle of cognac before the final
PlaceCyclistsTime
1st, gold medalist(s)  Lucien Choury (FRA)
 Jean Cugnot (FRA)
12.06
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Edmund Hansen (DEN)
 Willy Hansen (DEN)
 
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Gerard Bosch van Drakestein (NED)
 Maurice Peeters (NED)
 
 

Semifinals

The five pairs were divided into three heats, with the French team getting a bye while the other two heats featured two pairs.
Semifinal 1
PlaceCyclistsTimeQual.
1  Gerard Bosch van Drakestein (NED)
 Maurice Peeters (NED)
12.6 Q
2  János Grimm (HUN)
 Ferenc Uhereczky (HUN)
 
Semifinal 2
PlaceCyclistsTimeQual.
1  Lucien Choury (FRA)
 Jean Cugnot (FRA)
14.0 Q
Semifinal 3
PlaceCyclistsTimeQual.
1  Edmund Hansen (DEN)
 Willy Hansen (DEN)
12.8 Q
2  Frederick Habberfield (GBR)
 Thomas Harvey (GBR)
 
 

Men's 50 kilometres

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Municipal Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 27, 1924
Date Finished: July 27, 1924

Competitors 37from 16 nations

Summary

The race started with 37 riders from 16 nations. On the 15th of 100 laps, the first crash occurred, which involved one of the favorites, [Lucien Choury] (FRA), who would later drop out at 40 km. with a flat tire. Poland’s Józef Lange took the lead at 15 km. and led alone for 10 km. Dutch rider [Jan Maas] served as a domestique for his teammate [Ko Willems], as he tried to escape from the field five times in an effort to tire Willems’ opponents. By the last lap, only 14 riders remained at the head of the pack, with the final sprint coming down to Willems and [Cyril Alden] (GBR). Willems was clearly ahead of the pack 50 metres from the line and won easily while Alden won the silver medal by only a few centimeters over his teammate [Frederick Wyld]. Alden had also been silver medalist in this event in 1920 at Antwerpen.

The men's 50 kilometres event was part of the track cycling programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

The field consisted of 37 cyclists from 16 countries. The Vélodrome de Vincennes track was a 500-metre (1,640 ft) loop. Each cyclist had to complete 100 laps. Cyril Alden finished second for the second straight Olympics.

The Dutch team was represented by two cyclists, Ko Willems and Jan Maas (who was a late replacement for Jonkheer Bosch van Drakenstein). Their tactic was that Maas would attack, so that the other cyclists would be tired, after which Willems, the better sprinter, could win the race.

As planned, Maas attacked from the tenth kilometer. The other cyclists spent energy, getting him back, while Willems could cycle along and do save his energy. Five loops before the finish, every looped cyclist had to exit the race, and only 15 cyclists remained, including Maas and Willems. In the last loop, the sprint started, with Wyld, Alden and De Martino. Willems went around them, and 100 m from the finish, all four men were next to each other. Willems was faster than the others, so he won the race.

Results

Placings are known for only the top seven finishers. Only Willems's time is known.

PlaceCyclistTime
1st, gold medalist(s)  Ko Willems (NED) 1:18:24.0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Cyril Alden (GBR)  
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Harry Wyld (GBR)  
4  Angelo de Martino (ITA)  
5  Józef Lange (POL)  
6  Alfredo Dinale (ITA)  
7  Johannes Maas (NED)  
8–36  Mohamed Ali Mahmoud (EGY)  
 Ricardo Bermejo (CHI)  
 Josef Boons (BEL)  
 Robert Broadbent (AUS)  
 Jaroslav Brož (TCH)  
 Charles Cadron (BEL)  
 Lucien Choury (FRA)  
 Walter Coppins (AUS)  
 Léonard Daghelinckx (BEL)  
 Luis de Meyer (ARG)  
 Francesco Del Grosso (ITA)  
 George Dempsey (AUS)  
 William Fenn (USA)  
 Prodan Georgiev (BUL)  
 Eugenio Gret (ARG)  
 Ignatius Gronkowski (USA)  
 Edmund Hansen (DEN)  
 Ahmed Salem Hassan (EGY)  
 Francisco Juillet (CHI)  
 Henry Kaltenbrunn (RSA)  
 Joe Laporte (CAN)  
 Jan Łazarski (POL)  
 Mohamed Madkour (EGY)  
 Édouard Meunier (FRA)  
 Julio Polet (ARG)  
 Cosme Saavedra (ARG)  
 Borislav Stoyanov (BUL)  
 Jean Verheyen (BEL)  
 Alejandro Vidal (CHI)  
 Willy Hansen (DEN) Did not finish

Final Standings

 
RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedalT 
1 Ko Willems 23 Netherlands NED Gold 1-18:24.0  
2 Cyril Alden   Great Britain GBR Silver    
3 Harry Wyld 23 Great Britain GBR Bronze    
4 Angelo De Martini 27 Italy ITA      
5 Józef Lange 27 Poland POL      
6 Alfredo Dinale 24 Italy ITA      
7 Jan Maas 23 Netherlands NED      
AC Henry Kaltenbrunn 26 South Africa RSA      
AC Luis de Meyer   Argentina ARG      
AC Eugenio Gret   Argentina ARG      
AC Julio Polet   Argentina ARG      
AC Cosme Saavedra 22 Argentina ARG      
AC Bob Broadbent 19 Australia AUS      
AC Wally Coppins   Australia AUS      
AC George Dempsey 18 Australia AUS      
AC Josef Boons   Belgium BEL      
AC Charles Cadron   Belgium BEL      
AC Léonard Daghelinckx 24 Belgium BEL      
AC Jean Verheyen 27 Belgium BEL      
AC Prodan Georgiev   Bulgaria BUL      
AC Borislav Stoyanov   Bulgaria BUL      
AC Joe Laporte 17 Canada CAN      
AC Ricardo Bermejo   Chile CHI      
AC Francisco Juillet   Chile CHI      
AC Alejandro Vidal   Chile CHI      
AC Willy Falck Hansen 18 Denmark DEN      
AC Edmund Hansen 23 Denmark DEN      
AC Mohamed Ali Mahmoud   Egypt EGY      
AC Mohamed Madkour   Egypt EGY      
AC Ahmed Salem Hassan   Egypt EGY      
AC William Fenn 19 United States USA      
AC Iggy Gronkowski 27 United States USA      
AC Lucien Choury 26 France FRA      
AC Édouard Meunier   France FRA      
AC Francesco Del Grosso 24 Italy ITA      
AC Jan Łazarski 31 Poland POL      
AC Jaroslav Brož   Czechoslovakia TCH    

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Municipal Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 26, 1924
Date Finished: July 27, 1924

 

Summary

Italy was the defending champion and the favorite. The 10 teams advanced five from round one to the quarter-finals, with France setting an Olympic record of 5:11.4 in the first round. In the quarters, Italy had a walkover in the third heat. France and Belgium won the first two heats and Poland was advanced to the semis as the fastest loser. Both semi-finals saw controversy. In the first Italy and Belgium started, with Italy winning in 5:12.8, Belgium about 100 metres back at the finish. But one of the Belgian riders had a flat tire, so since it was on the first lap the jury allowed the race to be re-run, and Italy still won easily. The second semi saw France against Poland, but the French team crashed on the first circuit. The race was allowed to be re-started, but one of the French riders had been injured in the crash, and Poland won easily. The Dutch team lodged an unsuccessful protest against Poland racing in the semis, claiming that the draw had not been fair, as they had posted a faster time in the first round than Poland, although they had been defeated by Belgium. The final between Italy and Poland was close for six laps, but Italy pulled away on the last two laps to win the gold medal by over a 100 metre margin. Belgium won the bronze medal in the race against France, which had two riders sustain flat tires, causing them to be lapped.

The men's team pursuit event was part of the track cycling programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

The field consisted of 10 teams of four, with each team representing a different country. The Vélodrome de Vincennes track was a 500-metre (1,640 ft) loop. The format was a 4-kilometre (8 lap) team pursuit.

Final

Italy and Poland competed for the top two spots, with Italy taking the prime honors.

PlaceTeamCyclistsTime
1st, gold medalist(s)  Italy Angelo de Martino
Alfredo Dinale
Aurelio Menegazzi
Francesco Zucchetti
5:15.0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Poland Józef Lange
Jan Lazarski
Tomasz Stankiewicz
Franciszek Szymczyk
5:23.0

Bronze medal race

Belgium defeated France.

PlaceTeamCyclistsTime
1 (3rd, bronze medalist(s))  Belgium Léonard Daghelinckx
Henri Hoevenaers
Fernand Saivé
Jean Van Den Bosch
 
2 (4)  France Lucien Choury
René Guillemin
René Hournon
Marcel Renaud

Semifinals

The four remaining teams competed in two semifinals, with the winners advancing to the final and the losers facing off in a bronze medal race.
Semifinal 1
PlaceTeamCyclistsTimeQual.
1  Italy Angelo de Martino
Alfredo Dinale
Aurelio Menegazzi
Francesco Zucchetti
5:12.0 Q
2  Belgium Léonard Daghelinckx
Henri Hoevenaers
Fernand Saivé
Jean Van Den Bosch
  r
Semifinal 2
PlaceTeamCyclistsTimeQual.
1  Poland Józef Lange
Jan Lazarski
Tomasz Stankiewicz
Franciszek Szymczyk
5:18.0 Q
2  France Lucien Choury
René Guillemin
René Hournon
Marcel Renaud
5:19.6 r

Quarterfinals

The six winners of the first round competed in the quarterfinals. Again, the winner of each heat advanced; this time, a fastest loser also qualified.
Quarterfinal 1
PlaceTeamCyclistsTimeQual.
1  Belgium Léonard Daghelinckx
Henri Hoevenaers
Fernand Saivé
Jean Van Den Bosch
5:12.2 Q
2  Poland Józef Lange
Jan Lazarski
Tomasz Stankiewicz
Franciszek Szymczyk
5:16.8 q
Quarterfinal 2
PlaceTeamCyclistsTimeQual.
1  France Lucien Choury
René Guillemin
René Hournon
Marcel Renaud
5:14.2 Q
2  Switzerland Ernst Leutert
Arnold Nötzli
Ernst Richli
Gottfried Weilenmann
5:21.6  
Quarterfinal 3
PlaceTeamCyclistsTimeQual.
1  Italy Angelo de Martino
Alfredo Dinale
Aurelio Menegazzi
Francesco Zucchetti
5:13.8 Q
 Denmark Holger Guldager
Edmund Hansen
Willy Hansen
Erik Kjeldsen
Did not start  
 

First round

The top finisher in each heat qualified for the quarterfinals. All other teams were eliminated. Italy and Denmark received byes.
Heat 1
PlaceTeamCyclistsTimeQual.
1  Belgium Léonard Daghelinckx
Henri Hoevenaers
Fernand Saivé
Jean Van Den Bosch
5:12.0 Q
2  Netherlands Gerard Bosch
Jan Maas
Simon van Poelgeest
Franciscus Waterreus
   
Heat 2
PlaceTeamCyclistsTimeQual.
1  Italy Angelo de Martino
Alfredo Dinale
Aurelio Menegazzi
Francesco Zucchetti
5:23.2 Q
Heat 3
PlaceTeamCyclistsTimeQual.
1  Switzerland Ernst Leutert
Arnold Nötzli
Ernst Richli
Gottfried Weilenmann
5:23.0 Q
2  Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Brož
Oldřich Červinka
Miloš Knobloch
Karel Pechan
 
Heat 4
PlaceTeamCyclistsTimeQual.
1  Denmark Holger Guldager
Edmund Hansen
Willy Hansen
Erik Kjeldsen
5:27.6 Q
Heat 5
PlaceTeamCyclistsTimeQual.
1  France Lucien Choury
René Guillemin
René Hournon
Marcel Renaud
5:11.4 Q
2  Great Britain Frederick Habberfield
Thomas Harvey
Henry Lee
William Stewart
 
Heat 6
PlaceTeamCyclistsTimeQual.
1  Poland Józef Lange
Jan Lazarski
Tomasz Stankiewicz
Franciszek Szymczyk
5:16.0 Q
2  Latvia Andrejs Aspītis
Roberts Plūme
Fridrihs Ukstiņš
Arturs Zeiberliņš
   

 

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