Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's sprint

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Men's sprint
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue White City Stadium
Date July 16
Competitors 42 from 10 nations
«1900 1920»
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 1000 metre sprint was one of seven track cycling events on the Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. Its distance was the second shortest of the individual event distances. The time limit for the race was 1 minute and 45 seconds.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Victor Johnson Great Britain 1:33.8
2 Gerard Bosch van Drakenstein Netherlands Unknown
3 Guglielmo Malatesta Italy Unknown

Heat 2[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Floris Venter South Africa 1:33.2
2 André Poulain France Unknown
3 Thomas Matthews Great Britain Unknown

Heat 3[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Maurice Schilles France 1:38.4
2 Andrew Hansson Sweden Unknown

Heat 4[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Daniel Flynn Great Britain 1:30.2
2 Pierre Seginaud France Unknown
3 Paul Schulze Germany Unknown
4 Frederick McCarthy Canada Unknown

Heat 5[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Ernest Payne Great Britain 1:32.0
2 Dorus Nijland Netherlands Unknown

Heat 6[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
W. F. Magee Great Britain Time limit exceeded
Hermann Martens Germany
Johannes van Spengen Netherlands

Heat 7[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Karl Neumer Germany 1:33.2
2 Richard Villepontoux France Unknown
3 William Bailey Great Britain Unknown

Heat 8[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 George Cameron United States 1:29.4
2 Philipus Frylink South Africa Unknown
3 Herbert Crowther Great Britain Unknown
4 G. Dreyfus France Unknown

Heat 9[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Émile Demangel France 1:35.2
2 William Morton Canada Unknown

Heat 10[edit]

Auffray was the only starter in the heat.

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 André Auffray France 1:23.6

Heat 11[edit]

Morisetti was the only starter in the heat.

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Guglielmo Morisetti Italy 1:21.4

Heat 12[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Benjamin Jones Great Britain 1:35.0
2 Émile Marechal France Unknown
3 Bruno Götze Germany Unknown

Heat 13[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Pierre Texier France 1:31.0
2 George Summers Great Britain Unknown
3 Louis Weintz United States Unknown

Heat 14[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 J. L. Lavery Great Britain 1:41.0
2 Antonie Gerrits Netherlands Unknown

Heat 15[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Clarence Kingsbury Great Britain 1:27.4
2 Gaston Delaplane France Unknown

Heat 16[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
Georges Perrin France Time limit exceeded
Frank Shore South Africa

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Victor Johnson Great Britain 1:27.4
2 Karl Neumer Germany Unknown
3 Floris Venter South Africa Unknown
4 Pierre Texier France Unknown

Semifinal 2[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Maurice Schilles France 1:38.8
2-4 George Cameron United States Unknown
Daniel Flynn Great Britain Unknown
Ernest Payne Great Britain Unknown

Semifinal 3[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Benjamin Jones Great Britain 1:40.8
2 Émile Demangel France Unknown
3 J. L. Lavery Great Britain Unknown

Semifinal 4[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Clarence Kingsbury Great Britain 1:35.6
2 Guglielmo Morisetti Italy Unknown
3 André Auffray France Unknown

Final[edit]

The time limit in the final was exceeded, resulting in the race being declared void and no medals being awarded. Two of the three British riders, Kingsbury and Johnson, did not finish, leaving the race to Jones and the Frenchman, Schilles. According to the Official Report, "the Frenchman apparently won by inches, but the Judge did not officially place the riders.[1]"

Place Cyclist Nation Time
Time limit exceeded Victor Johnson Great Britain NMR
Benjamin Jones Great Britain
Clarence Kingsbury Great Britain
Maurice Schilles France

Key=NMR No Marks Recorded

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cook, p. 116

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].