Cycling at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's team pursuit

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Men's team pursuit
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Venue Vélodrome de Vincennes
Dates July 26–27
Competitors 40 from 10 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1920 1928»
Cycling at the
1924 Summer Olympics
Road cycling
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Team time trial men
Track cycling
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Sprint men
Tandem men
50 km men
Team pursuit men

The men's team pursuit event was part of the track cycling programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

The field consisted of 10 teams of four, with each team representing a different country.[1] The Vélodrome de Vincennes track was a 500-metre (1,640 ft) loop.[2] The format was a 4-kilometre (8 lap) team pursuit.

Results[edit]

Source:[1][3]

First round[edit]

The top finisher in each heat qualified for the quarterfinals. All other teams were eliminated. Italy and Denmark received byes.

Heat 1
Place Team Cyclists Time Qual.
1 Belgium Léonard Daghelinckx
Henri Hoevenaers
Fernand Saivé
Jean van den Bosch
5:12.0 Q
2 Netherlands Gerard Bosch
Jan Maas
Simon van Poelgeest
Franciscus Waterreus
Heat 2
Place Team Cyclists Time Qual.
1 Italy Angelo de Martino
Alfredo Dinale
Aurelio Menegazzi
Francesco Zucchetti
5:23.2 Q
Heat 3
Place Team Cyclists Time Qual.
1 Switzerland Ernst Leutert
Arnold Nötzli
Ernst Richli
Gottfried Weilenmann
5:23.0 Q
2 Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Brož
Oldřich Červinka
Miloš Knobloch
Karel Pechan
Heat 4
Place Team Cyclists Time Qual.
1 Denmark Holger Guldager
Edmund Hansen
Willy Hansen
Erik Kjeldsen
5:27.6 Q
Heat 5
Place Team Cyclists Time Qual.
1 France Lucien Choury
René Guillemin
René Hournon
Marcel Renaud
5:11.4 Q
2 Great Britain Frederick Habberfield
Thomas Harvey
Henry Lee
William Stewart
Heat 6
Place Team Cyclists Time Qual.
1 Poland Józef Lange
Jan Lazarski
Tomasz Stankiewicz
Franciszek Szymczyk
5:16.0 Q
2 Latvia Andrejs Aspītis
Roberts Plūme
Fridrihs Ukstiņš
Arturs Zeiberliņš

Quarterfinals[edit]

The six winners of the first round competed in the quarterfinals. Again, the winner of each heat advanced; this time, a fastest loser also qualified.

Quarterfinal 1
Place Team Cyclists Time Qual.
1 Belgium Léonard Daghelinckx
Henri Hoevenaers
Fernand Saivé
Jean van den Bosch
5:12.2 Q
2 Poland Józef Lange
Jan Lazarski
Tomasz Stankiewicz
Franciszek Szymczyk
5:16.8 q
Quarterfinal 2
Place Team Cyclists Time Qual.
1 France Lucien Choury
René Guillemin
René Hournon
Marcel Renaud
5:14.2 Q
2 Switzerland Ernst Leutert
Arnold Nötzli
Ernst Richli
Gottfried Weilenmann
5:21.6
Quarterfinal 3
Place Team Cyclists Time Qual.
1 Italy Angelo de Martino
Alfredo Dinale
Aurelio Menegazzi
Francesco Zucchetti
5:13.8 Q
Denmark Holger Guldager
Edmund Hansen
Willy Hansen
Erik Kjeldsen
Did not start

Semifinals[edit]

The four remaining teams competed in two semifinals, with the winners advancing to the final and the losers facing off in a bronze medal race.

Semifinal 1
Place Team Cyclists Time Qual.
1 Italy Angelo de Martino
Alfredo Dinale
Aurelio Menegazzi
Francesco Zucchetti
5:12.0 Q
2 Belgium Léonard Daghelinckx
Henri Hoevenaers
Fernand Saivé
Jean van den Bosch
r
Semifinal 2
Place Team Cyclists Time Qual.
1 Poland Józef Lange
Jan Lazarski
Tomasz Stankiewicz
Franciszek Szymczyk
5:18.0 Q
2 France Lucien Choury
René Guillemin
René Hournon
Marcel Renaud
5:19.6 r

Bronze medal race[edit]

Belgium defeated France.

Place Team Cyclists Time
1 (3rd) Belgium Léonard Daghelinckx
Henri Hoevenaers
Fernand Saivé
Jean van den Bosch
2 (4) France Lucien Choury
René Guillemin
René Hournon
Marcel Renaud

Final[edit]

Italy and Poland competed for the top two spots, with Italy taking the prime honors.

Place Team Cyclists Time
1st Italy Angelo de Martino
Alfredo Dinale
Aurelio Menegazzi
Francesco Zucchetti
5:15.0
2nd Poland Józef Lange
Jan Lazarski
Tomasz Stankiewicz
Franciszek Szymczyk
5:23.0

References[edit]