Cycling at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's sprint

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Men's sprint
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Maurice Peeters.jpg
Maurice Peeters after winning the gold medal
Venue Vélodrome d'Anvers Zuremborg
Date August 9
Competitors 37 from 11 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Netherlands
Silver medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    Great Britain
«1908 1924»
Cycling at the
1920 Summer Olympics
Road cycling
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Individual time trial   men
Team time trial men
Track cycling
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Sprint men
Tandem men
50 km men
Team pursuit men

The men's sprint event was part of the track cycling programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics.[1]

One day before the Olympic tournament, Peeters had become amateur world champion in track cycling. One day later he rode the Olympic 1000 m sprint, and of course he was considered a favourite. He lost in the first round, but his second place was enough to progress to the next round. He then won the quarter final and the semi-final. In the final, he rode against two British cyclists, Harry Ryan and Tiny Johnson. They tried to make use of their numerical advantage, and Ryan attacked, so that Peeters had to get him back. In the final corner, Johnson should came around the corner to win the race, but Peeters was ahead and kept his lead.[2]

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Henri Bellivier (FRA) 13.2 Q
2  Christopher Dotterweich (USA) Q
3  William Taylor (CAN)

Heat 2

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Anthony Young (USA) 13.2 Q
2  Maurice Peeters (NED) Q
3  Pietro Martinelli (ITA)

Heat 3

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Thomas Lance (GBR) 13.2 Q
2  Binard (BEL) Q
3  Jack King (AUS)

Heat 4

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Léonard Daghelinckx (BEL) 13.2 Q
2  Norman Webster (CAN) Q
3  Tjabel Boonstra (NED)

Heat 5

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Harry Ryan (GBR) 13.2 Q
2  L'Empereur (BEL) Q
3  Jean Majérus (LUX)

Heat 6

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Horace Johnson (GBR) 12.6 Q
2  Piet Ikelaar (NED) Q
3  Sammy Goosen (RSA)

Heat 7

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  James Walker (RSA) 13.6 Q
2  Georges Paillard (FRA) Q
3  Vittorio Cavalotti (ITA)

Heat 8

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Henry Andersen (DEN) 13.6 Q
2  George Thursfield (RSA) Q
3  William Beck (USA)
4  Herbert McDonald (CAN)

Heat 9

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Charles Lanusse (FRA) 13.0 Q
2  Albert White (GBR) Q
3  Axel Hansen (DEN)

Heat 10

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Fred Taylor (USA) 13.2 Q
2  Georges Perrin (FRA) Q
3  Armido Rizzetto (ITA)

Heat 11

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  John Verhoeven (BEL) 13.2 Q
2  Franco Giorgetti (ITA) Q
3  William Smith (RSA)

Heat 12

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Gerald Halpin (AUS) 12.6 Q
2  Harold Bounsall (CAN) Q
3  Frans de Vreng (NED)

Quarterfinals[edit]

Quarterfinal 1

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Fred Taylor (USA) 13.0 Q
2  Henri Bellivier (FRA) r
3  Norman Webster (CAN) r

Quarterfinal 2

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Gerald Halpin (AUS) 12.6 Q
2  Anthony Young (USA) r
3  L'Empereur (BEL) r

Quarterfinal 3

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  George Thursfield (RSA) 13.2 Q
2  Christopher Dotterweich (USA) r
3  Thomas Lance (GBR) r

Quarterfinal 4

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Maurice Peeters (NED) 13.2 Q
2  Harold Bounsall (CAN) r
 John Verhoeven (BEL) r

Quarterfinal 5

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Horace Johnson (GBR) 11.8 Q
2  Charles Lanusse (FRA) r
3  Piet Ikelaar (NED) r

Quarterfinal 6

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  James Walker (RSA) 13.6 Q
2  Georges Perrin (FRA) r
3  Léonard Daghelinckx (BEL) r

Quarterfinal 7

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Albert White (GBR) 12.6 Q
2  Henry Andersen (DEN) r
3  Georges Paillard (FRA) r

Quarterfinal 8

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Harry Ryan (GBR) 12.8 Q
2  Franco Giorgetti (ITA) r
3  Binard (BEL) r

Repechage[edit]

Repechage semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Henri Bellivier (FRA) R
2  L'Empereur (BEL)
3  Norman Webster (CAN)
 Anthony Young (USA) DQ

Semifinal 2

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Charles Lanusse (FRA) 13.0 R
2  Henry Andersen (DEN)
3  Georges Paillard (FRA)
4  Piet Ikelaar (NED)

Semifinal 3

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Georges Perrin (FRA) 12.8 R
2  Léonard Daghelinckx (BEL)
3  Binard (BEL)
 Franco Giorgetti (ITA) DNS

Semifinal 4

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Harold Bounsall (CAN) 13.4 R
2  Christopher Dotterweich (USA)
3  John Verhoeven (BEL)
4  Thomas Lance (GBR)

Repechage final[edit]

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Pierre Lanousse (FRA) 13.0 Q
2  Harold Bounsall (CAN)
3  Georges Perrin (FRA)
4  Henri Bellivier (FRA)

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Horace Johnson (GBR) 14.8 Q
2  George Thursfield (RSA) 15.2
3  Albert White (GBR) 15.3

Semifinal 2

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Harry Ryan (GBR) 12.6 Q
2  Fred Taylor (USA) 15.2
3  Gerald Halpin (AUS) 15.2

Semifinal 3

Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Maurice Peeters (NED) 12.6 Q
2  Pierre Lanousse (FRA) 15.2
3  James Walker (RSA) 15.2

Final[edit]

Place Cyclist Time
1  Maurice Peeters (NED) 13.0
2  Horace Johnson (GBR) 15.1
3  Harry Ryan (GBR) 15.1

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French). 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 26 August 2007.