Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's tandem

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Men's tandem
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue White City Stadium
Dates July 13–15
Competitors 34 from 7 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
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Cycling at the
1908 Summer Olympics
Track cycling
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660 yards   men
5000 metres men
20 kilometres men
100 kilometres men
Sprint men
Tandem men
Team pursuit men

The men's 2000 metre tandem was one of seven track cycling events on the Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. The time limit for the race was 4 minutes.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

The fastest team in each of the seven heats and the fastest second-place team overall advanced to the semifinals.

The competition was held on Monday, July 13, 1908 starting at 4.15 p.m. (first four heats) and at 5.15 p.m. (remaining three heats).

Heat 1
Place Cyclists Nation Time
1 Colin Brooks
William Isaacs
 Great Britain (GBR) 3:09.4
2 Alwin Boldt
Hermann Martens
 Germany (GER) 5 lengths
behind
Heat 2
Place Cyclists Nation Time
1 Frederick Hamlin
Horace Johnson
 Great Britain (GBR) 3:14.8
2 Marc Texier
Pierre Texier
 France (FRA) 4 lengths
behind
Heat 3
Place Cyclists Nation Time
1 Max Götze
Otto Götze[1]
 Germany (GER) 2:55.6[2]
2 Charles Avrillon
Joseph Guyader
 France (FRA) bare wheel
3 Cecil McKaig
Edward Piercy
 Great Britain (GBR) 2 lengths
behind 2nd
Heat 4
Place Cyclists Nation Time
1 Léon Coeckelberg
Jean Patou
 Belgium (BEL) 2:25.0
2 John Barnard
Arthur Rushen
 Great Britain (GBR) 1.2 lengths
behind
3 Andrew Hansson
Gustaf Westerberg
 Sweden (SWE) beaten off
Heat 5
Place Cyclists Nation Time
1 André Auffray
Maurice Schilles
 France (FRA) 3:11.4
2 Philipus Frylink
Floris Venter
 South Africa (RSA) 1 length
behind
Heat 6
Place Cyclists Nation Time
1 François Bonnet
Octave Lapize
 France (FRA) 3:06.8
2 R. Jolly
J. Norman
 Great Britain (GBR) 6 lengths
behind
Heat 7
Place Cyclists Nation Time
1 John Matthews
Leonard Meredith
 Great Britain (GBR) 2:43.2
2 Gaston Dreyfus
André Poulain
 France (FRA) 2 lengths
behind
3 Frederick McCarthy
William Morton
 Canada (CAN) beaten off

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest team in each heat as well as the fastest second-place team overall advanced to the final.

The competition was held on Wednesday, July 15, 1908 starting at 5 p.m.

Semifinal 1
Place Cyclists Nation Time
1 Frederick Hamlin
Horace Johnson
 Great Britain (GBR) 2:42.2
2 Colin Brooks
William Isaacs
 Great Britain (GBR) 6 lengths
behind
3 Max Götze
Otto Götze[1]
 Germany (GER) Unknown
4 Léon Coeckelberg
Jean Patou
 Belgium (BEL) Unknown
Semifinal 2
Place Cyclists Nation Time
1 André Auffray
Maurice Schilles
 France (FRA) 2:46.2
2 John Matthews
Leonard Meredith
 Great Britain (GBR) 1 length
behind
3 John Barnard
Arthur Rushen
 Great Britain (GBR) Unknown
4 François Bonnet
Octave Lapize
 France (FRA) Unknown

Final[edit]

The final was held on Wednesday, July 15, 1908 at 5.45 p.m.

Final
Place Cyclists Nation Time
1 André Auffray
Maurice Schilles
 France (FRA) 3:07.6
2 Frederick Hamlin
Horace Johnson
 Great Britain (GBR) Unknown
3 Colin Brooks
William Isaacs
 Great Britain (GBR) Unknown

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The official report shows as second team member Karl Neumer.
  2. ^ Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 10 January 2007.  The Official Report gives a time of 2:05.6; however, from its descriptions of second place finishes that time would have resulted in Avrillon and Guyader advancing to the semifinals as the fastest losers. Wudarski gives a time of 2:55.6, which fits with other results and may indicate a transcription or typographical error in the Official Report.

Sources[edit]

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Cycling 1908". Accessed 7 April 2006. Available electronically at [1].