Cycling at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's sprint

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Sprint
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Cycling Sprint 1900.jpg
The final: Albert Taillandier (France), Fernand Sanz (France) and John Henry Lake (USA)
Venue Vélodrome de Vincennes
Dates September 11 (heats and quarterfinals)
September 13 (semifinals and final)
Competitors 69 from 6 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1896 1908»
Cycling at the
1900 Summer Olympics
Track cycling
Cycling (track) pictogram.svg
Sprint   men
25 kilometres men

The men's sprint was one of the two cycling events, both track cycling, on the Cycling at the 1900 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first of the two events, held on 11 September and 13 September. The sprint, a 2000 metre race, was conducted in four rounds. 69 of the 72 cyclists competed in the sprint, including cyclists from all six competing nations.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

The first round was held on 11 September. It began at 9 a.m. The top three cyclists in each of the 9 heats advanced to the quarterfinals.

Heat 1[edit]

The finish of the final race
Place Cyclist Time
1  Louis Hildebrand (GBR) 1:34.2 (15.4)
2  Giacomo Stratta (ITA) Unknown
3  Ferdinand Vasserot (FRA) Unknown
4-8  Émile Dubois (FRA) Unknown
 Dubourdien (FRA) Unknown
 L. Dumont (FRA) Unknown
 František Hirsch (BOH) Unknown
 Pouget (FRA) Unknown

Heat 2[edit]

Place Cyclist Time
1  Adolphe Cayron (FRA) 1:34.2 (14.2)
2  Georges Coindre (FRA) Unknown
3  Auguste Daumain (FRA) Unknown
4-8  Alfred Boulnois (FRA) Unknown
 Romulo Bruni (ITA) Unknown
 Saignier (FRA) Unknown
 Émile Vadbled (FRA) Unknown
 Vianzino (ITA) Unknown

Heat 3[edit]

Place Cyclist Time
1  Paul Gottron (GER) 1:32.4 (14.4)
2  Fernand Sanz (FRA) Unknown
3  Paul Rosso (FRA) Unknown
4-8  Amberger (FRA) Unknown
 L. Boyer (FRA) Unknown
 Neurouth (FRA) Unknown
 A. Roger (FRA) Unknown
 Ruez (FRA) Unknown

Heat 4[edit]

Place Cyclist Time
1  Paul Legrain (FRA) 1:30.4 (14.4)
2  Ernesto Mario Brusoni (ITA) Unknown
3  Théophile Fras (FRA) Unknown
4-8  Omer Beaugendre (FRA) Unknown
 Coisy (FRA) Unknown
 Franzen (FRA) Unknown
 Pichard (FRA) Unknown
 L. Saunière (FRA) Unknown

Heat 5[edit]

Place Cyclist Time
1  Léon Maisonnave (FRA) 1:35.8 (14.4)
2  Will Davis (FRA) Unknown
3  Chaput (FRA) Unknown
4-8  Fernand Boulmant (FRA) Unknown
 Georg Drescher (GER) Unknown
 Guillot (FRA) Unknown
 Lohner (FRA) Unknown
 Longchamp (FRA) Unknown

Heat 6[edit]

Place Cyclist Time
1  John Henry Lake (USA) 1:35.8 (14.0)
2  Paul Espeit (FRA) Unknown
3  Gaston Bullier (FRA) Unknown
4-8  Bérard (FRA) Unknown
 Maxime Bertrand (FRA) Unknown
 Vladislav Chalupa (FRA) Unknown
 Jacques Droëtti (ITA) Unknown
 M. Steitz (FRA) Unknown

Heat 7[edit]

Place Cyclist Time
1  Albert Taillandier (FRA) 1:36.8 (15.0)
2  Marcel Dohis (FRA) Unknown
3  Germain (FRA) Unknown
4-7  Georges Augoyat (FRA) Unknown
 Bessing (FRA) Unknown
 Luigi Colombo (ITA) Unknown
 Maurice Monniot (FRA) Unknown

Heat 8[edit]

Place Cyclist Time
1  Karl Duill (GER) 1:35.4 (14.4)
2  Léon Ponscarme (FRA) Unknown
3  Thomann (FRA) Unknown
4-6  Maibaum (FRA) Unknown
 Pilton (FRA) Unknown
 Maurice Terrier (FRA) Unknown
 A. Porcher (FRA) DQ

Heat 9[edit]

Place Cyclist Time
1  Antonio Restelli (ITA) 1:37.6 (13.6)
2  Vincent (BEL) Unknown
3  Joseph Mallet (FRA) Unknown
4-5  Caillet (FRA) Unknown
 Mossmann (FRA) Unknown
 P. Hubault (FRA) DNF
 Edouard Wick (FRA) DNF

Quarterfinals[edit]

The quarterfinals were also held on the first day of competition, 11 September. They began at 2 p.m. Only the winning cyclist of each of the 9 quarterfinals advanced to the semifinals.

Quarterfinal 1[edit]

Place Cyclist Time
1  John Henry Lake (USA) 2:02.0 (13.2)
2  Giacomo Stratta (ITA) Unknown
3  Chaput (FRA) Unknown

Quarterfinal 2[edit]

Place Cyclist Time
1  Fernand Sanz (FRA) 2:00.0 (14.0)
2  Gaston Bullier (FRA) Unknown
3  Paul Rosso (FRA) Unknown

Quarterfinal 3[edit]

Place Cyclist Time
1  Georges Coindre (FRA) 1:50.0 (14.4)
2  Karl Duill (GER) Unknown
3  Germain (FRA) Unknown

Quarterfinal 4[edit]

Place Cyclist Time
1  Antonio Restelli (ITA) 1:52.4 (13.0)
2  Louis Hildebrand (GBR) Unknown
3  Auguste Daumain (FRA) Unknown

Quarterfinal 5[edit]

Place Cyclist Time
1  Albert Taillandier (FRA) 2:00.6 (12.6)
2  Vincent (BEL) Unknown
3  Thomann (FRA) Unknown

Quarterfinal 6[edit]

Place Cyclist Time
1  Joseph Mallet (FRA) 2:45.0
2  Ernesto Mario Brusoni (ITA) Unknown
3  Théophile Fras (FRA) Unknown

Quarterfinal 7[edit]

Place Cyclist Time
1  Léon Maisonnave (FRA) 1:49.2 (14.2)
2  Léon Ponscarme (FRA) Unknown
3  Paul Espeit (FRA) Unknown

Quarterfinal 8[edit]

Place Cyclist Time
1  Ferdinand Vasserot (FRA) 2:21.6 (14.2)
2  Marcel Dohis (FRA) Unknown
3  Will Davis (FRA) Unknown

Quarterfinal 9[edit]

Place Cyclist Time
1  Paul Legrain (FRA) 2:57.4 (13.8)
2  Paul Gottron (GER) Unknown
3  Adolphe Cayron (FRA) Unknown

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals were conducted on 13 September. The top cyclist in each of the three semifinals advanced to the final, guaranteeing himself a medal.

Semifinal 1[edit]

Lake had defeated Vasserot previously in 1900, at the world championships where the two had placed second and third to Léon Didier-Nauts.

Place Cyclist Time
1  John Henry Lake (USA) 2:09.6 (13.6)
2  Ferdinand Vasserot (FRA) Unknown
3  Léon Maisonnave (FRA) Unknown

Semifinal 2[edit]

Place Cyclist Time
1  Fernand Sanz (FRA) 2:46.6 (13.4)
2  Antonio Restelli (ITA) Unknown
3  Georges Coindre (FRA) Unknown

Semifinal 3[edit]

Place Cyclist Time
1  Albert Taillandier (FRA) 2:42.6 (14.6)
2  Paul Legrain (FRA) Unknown
3  Joseph Mallet (FRA) Unknown

Final[edit]

The final was held on the same day as the semifinals, 13 September.

Place Cyclist Time
1  Albert Taillandier (FRA) 2:52.0 (13.0)
2  Fernand Sanz (FRA) Unknown
3  John Henry Lake (USA) Unknown

References[edit]

  • International Olympic Committee medal winners database
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Cycling - track 1900". Accessed 19 March 2006. Available electronically at [1].
  • Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0.