Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's 660 yards

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Men's 660 yards
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue White City Stadium
Dates July 14–15
Competitors 48 from 9 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Victor Johnson  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Émile Demangel  France
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Karl Neumer  Germany

The men's 660 yards was one of seven track cycling events on the Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. It was the shortest of the events, comprising a single lap of the track. The time limit for the race was 1 minute, 10 seconds.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

One cyclist from each of the 16 heats advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat 1[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Benjamin Jones  Great Britain 59 seconds
2 Dorus Nijland  Netherlands Unknown

Heat 2[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 William Bailey  Great Britain 50.8 seconds
2 Frederick McCarthy  Canada Unknown
3 Pierre Seginaud  France Unknown

Heat 3[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Clarence Kingsbury  Great Britain 57.4 seconds
2 Rudolf Katzer  Germany Unknown
3 Georgius Damen  Netherlands Unknown

Heat 4[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Victor Johnson  Great Britain 56.2 seconds
2 Jean Patou  Belgium Unknown
3 Richard Villepontoux  France Unknown

Heat 5[edit]

The fifth heat was voided due to the two cyclists both exceeding the time limit of 70 seconds.

Place Cyclist Nation Time
Maurice Schilles  France No time
Frank Shore  South Africa No time

Heat 6[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Émile Demangel  France 59.8 seconds
2 George Summers  Great Britain Unknown
3 Andrew Hansson  Sweden Unknown

Heat 7[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Johannes van Spengen  Netherlands 58.2 seconds
2 Hermann Martens  Germany Unknown
3 Joe Lavery  Great Britain Unknown

Heat 8[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Walter Andrews  Canada 55.8 seconds
2 Joseph Werbrouck  Belgium Unknown
3 Gaston Delaplane  France Unknown

Heat 9[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Paul Texier  France 1:01.6
2 Thomas Passmore  South Africa Unknown

Heat 10[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Floris Venter  South Africa 1:03.2
2 Georges Perrin  France Unknown
3 Bruno Götze  Germany Unknown

Heat 11[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Karl Neumer  Germany 54.2 seconds
2 W. F. Magee  Great Britain Unknown
3 Émile Maréchal  France Unknown
4 Antonie Gerrits  Netherlands Unknown

Heat 12[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Ernest Payne  Great Britain 57.2 seconds
2 André Poulain  France Unknown
3 Jean Van Benthem  Belgium Unknown

Heat 13[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Daniel Flynn  Great Britain 55.0 seconds
2 Gerard Bosch van Drakenstein  Netherlands Unknown
3 Paul Schulze  Germany Unknown

Heat 14[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Lucien Renard  Belgium 55.2 seconds
2 Gaston Dreyfus  France Unknown
3 William Morton  Canada Unknown
4 Gerald Anderson  Great Britain Unknown

Heat 15[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 George Cameron  United States 1:05.2
2 Léon Coeckelberg  Belgium Unknown

Heat 16[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 André Auffray  France 58.4 seconds
2 Arthur J. Denny  Great Britain Unknown
3 Philipus Freylinck  South Africa Unknown

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest cyclist in each of the 4 semifinals advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Victor Johnson  Great Britain 59.2 seconds
2 Johannes van Spengen  Netherlands Unknown
3 Paul Texier  France Unknown
4 Walter Andrews  Canada Unknown

Semifinal 2[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Émile Demangel  France 51.6 seconds
2 Clarence Kingsbury  Great Britain Unknown
3 William Bailey  Great Britain Unknown
4 Floris Venter  South Africa Unknown

Semifinal 3[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Daniel Flynn  Great Britain 54.8 seconds
2 André Auffray  France Unknown
3 George Cameron  United States Unknown
4 Ernest Payne  Great Britain Unknown

Semifinal 4[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Karl Neumer  Germany 1:05.6
2 Lucien Renard  Belgium Unknown
3 Benjamin Jones  Great Britain Unknown

Final[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Victor Johnson  Great Britain 51.2 seconds
2 Émile Demangel  France Unknown
3 Karl Neumer  Germany Unknown
4 Daniel Flynn  Great Britain Unknown

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].