Cycling at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's sprint

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Men's sprint
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Venue Vélodrome de Vincennes
Dates July 26–27
Competitors 31 from 17 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    France
Silver medal    Netherlands
Bronze medal    France
«1920 1928»
Cycling at the
1924 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 1924 Summer Olympics.

The field consisted of 31 cyclists from 17 countries.[1] The Vélodrome de Vincennes track was a 500-metre (1,640 ft) loop.[2]

Results[edit]

Source:[1][3]

First round[edit]

The top finisher in each heat qualified for the quarterfinals. All other cyclists went to the first repechage for a second chance at quarterfinal qualifying.

Heat 1
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Pierre De Bruyne (BEL) 13.8 Q
2  Eugenio Gret (ARG) r
Heat 2
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  George Dempsey (AUS) 13.8 Q
2  Julio Polet (ARG) r
3  Miloš Knobloch (TCH) r
Heat 3
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  William Coppins (AUS) 13.6 Q
2  Willy Hansen (DEN) r
3  Boris Dimchev (BUL) r
Heat 4
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  William Fenn (USA) 13.6 Q
2  Ricardo Bermejo (CHI) r
 Maurice Gillen (LUX) Did not finish
Heat 5
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Lucien Michard (FRA) 13.6 Q
2  Alejandro Vidal (CHI) r
Heat 6
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Henry Fuller (GBR) 13.8 Q
2  Holger Guldager (DEN) r
Heat 7
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Maurice Peeters (NED) 17.0 Q
Heat 8
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Guglielmo Bossi (ITA) 13.6 Q
2  János Grimm (HUN) r
3  Oldřich Červinka (TCH) r
Heat 9
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Jacob Meijer (NED) 13.2 Q
2  Louis Mermillod (SUI) r
3  Ferenc Uhereczky (HUN) r
Heat 10
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Jean Cugnot (FRA) 12.8 Q
2  George Owen (GBR) r
3  Artūrs Zeiberliņš (LAT) r
Heat 11
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Francesco Del Grosso (ITA) 12.8 Q
2  Jan Łazarski (POL) r
3  Roberts Plūme (LAT) r
Heat 12
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Franciszek Szymczyk (POL) 13.6 Q
2  Jean Verheyen (BEL) r
3  F. R. Juillet (CHI) r

First repechage[edit]

Heat 1
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Willy Hansen (DEN) Q
2  Julio Polet (ARG)
 F. R. Juillet (CHI) Did not start
Heat 2
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Miloš Knobloch (TCH) Q
 Boris Dimchev (BUL) Did not start
 Alejandro Vidal (CHI) Did not start
Heat 3
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Holger Guldager (DEN) Q
2  Artūrs Zeiberliņš (LAT)
3  Eugenio Gret (ARG)
Heat 4
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Louis Mermillod (SUI) Q
2  Ferenc Uhereczky (HUN)
3  Oldřich Červinka (TCH)
Heat 5
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  János Grimm (HUN) Q
2  Ricardo Bermejo (CHI)
3  Jean Verheyen (BEL)
Heat 6
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  George Owen (GBR) Q
2  Jan Łazarski (POL)
3  Roberts Plūme (LAT)

Quarterfinals[edit]

The 18 winners of the first round and first repechage competed in the quarterfinals. Again, the winner of each heat advanced (this time to the semifinals) while the other cyclists competed in another repechage.

Quarterfinal 1
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Jacob Meijer (NED) 13.2 Q
2  Willy Hansen (DEN) r
3  Miloš Knobloch (TCH) r
Quarterfinal 2
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Lucien Michard (FRA) 13.0 Q
2  Holger Guldager (DEN) r
3  George Owen (GBR) r
Quarterfinal 3
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  George Dempsey (AUS) 13.2 Q
2  Maurice Peeters (NED) r
3  János Grimm (HUN) r
Quarterfinal 4
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Jean Cugnot (FRA) 13.2 Q
2  William Fenn (USA) r
3  Pierre De Bruyne (BEL) r
Quarterfinal 5
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Francesco Del Grosso (ITA) 13.6 Q
2  Louis Mermillod (SUI) r
3  Franciszek Szymczyk (POL) r
Quarterfinal 6
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Henry Fuller (GBR) 13.0 Q
2  Guglielmo Bossi (ITA) r
3  William Coppins (AUS) r

Second repechage[edit]

Heat 1
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Guglielmo Bossi (ITA) Q
2  Maurice Peeters (NED)
3  Willy Hansen (DEN)
4  Miloš Knobloch (TCH)
Heat 2
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Louis Mermillod (SUI) Q
2  Pierre De Bruyne (BEL)
3  János Grimm (HUN)
4  George Owen (GBR)
Heat 3
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Holger Guldager (DEN) Q
2  William Fenn (USA)
3  William Coppins (AUS)
 Franciszek Szymczyk (POL) Did not start

Semifinals[edit]

The nine remaining cyclists competed in three semifinals, with the winners advancing to the finals and the losers eliminated.

Semifinal 1
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Lucien Michard (FRA) 12.2 Q
2  Henry Fuller (GBR)
3  Guglielmo Bossi (ITA)
Semifinal 2
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Jacob Meijer (NED) 12.8 Q
2  Holger Guldager (DEN)
3  Francesco Del Grosso (ITA)
Semifinal 3
Place Cyclist Time Qual.
1  Jean Cugnot (FRA) 12.2 Q
2  George Dempsey (AUS)
3  Louis Mermillod (SUI)

Final[edit]

The final three cyclists competed for the three medals.

Place Cyclist Time
1st  Lucien Michard (FRA) 12.8
2nd  Jacob Meijer (NED)
3rd  Jean Cugnot (FRA)

References[edit]