Cycling at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's tandem

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Men's tandem
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Venue Vélodrome de Vincennes
Dates July 26–27
Competitors 10 from 5 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«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 tandem event was part of the track cycling programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

The field consisted of 5 pairs of cyclists, each pair from a different country.[1] The Vélodrome de Vincennes track was a 500-metre (1,640 ft) loop.[2]

Results[edit]

Source:[1][3]

Semifinals[edit]

The five pairs were divided into three heats, with the French team getting a bye while the other two heats featured two pairs.

Semifinal 1
Place Cyclists Time Qual.
1  Gerard Bosch van Drakestein (NED)
 Maurice Peeters (NED)
12.6 Q
2  János Grimm (HUN)
 Ferenc Uhereczky (HUN)
Semifinal 2
Place Cyclists Time Qual.
1  Lucien Choury (FRA)
 Jean Cugnot (FRA)
14.0 Q
Semifinal 3
Place Cyclists Time Qual.
1  Edmund Hansen (DEN)
 Willy Hansen (DEN)
12.8 Q
2  Frederick Habberfield (GBR)
 Thomas Harvey (GBR)

Final[edit]

The final three pairs competed for the three medals. The French led most of the way, with the Dutch taking a brief lead before veering off. Bosch later explained that Peeters had finished a bottle of cognac before the final.[3]

Place Cyclists Time
1  Lucien Choury (FRA)
 Jean Cugnot (FRA)
12.06
2  Edmund Hansen (DEN)
 Willy Hansen (DEN)
3  Gerard Bosch van Drakestein (NED)
 Maurice Peeters (NED)

References[edit]