Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's 660 yards

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Men's 660 yards
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue White City Stadium
Dates July 14–15
Competitors 48 from 9 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    France
Bronze medal    Germany
Cycling at the
1908 Summer Olympics
Track cycling
Cycling (track) pictogram.svg
660 yards   men
5000 metres men
20 kilometres men
100 kilometres men
Sprint men
Tandem men
Team pursuit men

The men's 660 yards was one of seven track cycling events on the Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. It was the shortest of the events, comprising a single lap of the track. The time limit for the race was 1 minute, 10 seconds.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

One cyclist from each of the 16 heats advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat 1[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Benjamin Jones Great Britain 59 seconds
2 Dorus Nijland Netherlands Unknown

Heat 2[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 William Bailey Great Britain 50.8 seconds
2 Frederick McCarthy Canada Unknown
3 Pierre Seginaud France Unknown

Heat 3[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Clarence Kingsbury Great Britain 57.4 seconds
2 Rudolf Katzer Germany Unknown
3 Georgius Damen Netherlands Unknown

Heat 4[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Victor Johnson Great Britain 56.2 seconds
2 Jean Patou Belgium Unknown
3 Richard Villepontoux France Unknown

Heat 5[edit]

The fifth heat was voided due to the two cyclists both exceeding the time limit of 70 seconds.

Place Cyclist Nation Time
Maurice Schilles France No time
Frank Shore South Africa No time

Heat 6[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Émile Demangel France 59.8 seconds
2 George Summers Great Britain Unknown
3 Andrew Hansson Sweden Unknown

Heat 7[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Johannes van Spengen Netherlands 58.2 seconds
2 Hermann Martens Germany Unknown
3 Joe Lavery Great Britain Unknown

Heat 8[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Walter Andrews Canada 55.8 seconds
2 Joseph Werbrouck Belgium Unknown
3 Gaston Delaplane France Unknown

Heat 9[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Paul Texier France 1:01.6
2 Thomas Passmore South Africa Unknown

Heat 10[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Floris Venter South Africa 1:03.2
2 Georges Perrin France Unknown
3 Bruno Götze Germany Unknown

Heat 11[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Karl Neumer Germany 54.2 seconds
2 W. F. Magee Great Britain Unknown
3 Émile Maréchal France Unknown
4 Antonie Gerrits Netherlands Unknown

Heat 12[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Ernest Payne Great Britain 57.2 seconds
2 André Poulain France Unknown
3 Jean Van Benthem Belgium Unknown

Heat 13[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Daniel Flynn Great Britain 55.0 seconds
2 Gerard Bosch van Drakenstein Netherlands Unknown
3 Paul Schulze Germany Unknown

Heat 14[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Lucien Renard Belgium 55.2 seconds
2 Gaston Dreyfus France Unknown
3 William Morton Canada Unknown
4 Gerald Anderson Great Britain Unknown

Heat 15[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 George Cameron United States 1:05.2
2 Léon Coeckelberg Belgium Unknown

Heat 16[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 André Auffray France 58.4 seconds
2 Arthur J. Denny Great Britain Unknown
3 Philipus Freylinck South Africa Unknown

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest cyclist in each of the 4 semifinals advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Victor Johnson Great Britain 59.2 seconds
2 Johannes van Spengen Netherlands Unknown
3 Paul Texier France Unknown
4 Walter Andrews Canada Unknown

Semifinal 2[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Émile Demangel France 51.6 seconds
2 Clarence Kingsbury Great Britain Unknown
3 William Bailey Great Britain Unknown
4 Floris Venter South Africa Unknown

Semifinal 3[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Daniel Flynn Great Britain 54.8 seconds
2 André Auffray France Unknown
3 George Cameron United States Unknown
4 Ernest Payne Great Britain Unknown

Semifinal 4[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Karl Neumer Germany 1:05.6
2 Lucien Renard Belgium Unknown
3 Benjamin Jones Great Britain Unknown

Final[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Victor Johnson Great Britain 51.2 seconds
2 Émile Demangel France Unknown
3 Karl Neumer Germany Unknown
4 Daniel Flynn Great Britain Unknown

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].