Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's sprint

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Men's sprint
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue White City Stadium
Date July 16
Competitors 42 from 10 nations
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The men's 1000 metre sprint was one of seven track cycling events on the Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. Its distance was the second shortest of the individual event distances. The time limit for the race was 1 minute and 45 seconds.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Victor Johnson  Great Britain 1:33.8
2 Gerard Bosch van Drakenstein  Netherlands Unknown
3 Guglielmo Malatesta  Italy Unknown

Heat 2[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Floris Venter  South Africa 1:33.2
2 André Poulain  France Unknown
3 Thomas Matthews  Great Britain Unknown

Heat 3[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Maurice Schilles  France 1:38.4
2 Andrew Hansson  Sweden Unknown

Heat 4[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Daniel Flynn  Great Britain 1:30.2
2 Pierre Seginaud  France Unknown
3 Paul Schulze  Germany Unknown
4 Frederick McCarthy  Canada Unknown

Heat 5[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Ernest Payne  Great Britain 1:32.0
2 Dorus Nijland  Netherlands Unknown

Heat 6[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
W. F. Magee  Great Britain Time limit exceeded
Hermann Martens  Germany
Johannes van Spengen  Netherlands

Heat 7[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Karl Neumer  Germany 1:33.2
2 Richard Villepontoux  France Unknown
3 William Bailey  Great Britain Unknown

Heat 8[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 George Cameron  United States 1:29.4
2 Philipus Frylink  South Africa Unknown
3 Herbert Crowther  Great Britain Unknown
4 G. Dreyfus  France Unknown

Heat 9[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Émile Demangel  France 1:35.2
2 William Morton  Canada Unknown

Heat 10[edit]

Auffray was the only starter in the heat.

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 André Auffray  France 1:23.6

Heat 11[edit]

Morisetti was the only starter in the heat.

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Guglielmo Morisetti  Italy 1:21.4

Heat 12[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Benjamin Jones  Great Britain 1:35.0
2 Émile Marechal  France Unknown
3 Bruno Götze  Germany Unknown

Heat 13[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Pierre Texier  France 1:31.0
2 George Summers  Great Britain Unknown
3 Louis Weintz  United States Unknown

Heat 14[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 J. L. Lavery  Great Britain 1:41.0
2 Antonie Gerrits  Netherlands Unknown

Heat 15[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Clarence Kingsbury  Great Britain 1:27.4
2 Gaston Delaplane  France Unknown

Heat 16[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
Georges Perrin  France Time limit exceeded
Frank Shore  South Africa

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Victor Johnson  Great Britain 1:27.4
2 Karl Neumer  Germany Unknown
3 Floris Venter  South Africa Unknown
4 Pierre Texier  France Unknown

Semifinal 2[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Maurice Schilles  France 1:38.8
2-4 George Cameron  United States Unknown
Daniel Flynn  Great Britain Unknown
Ernest Payne  Great Britain Unknown

Semifinal 3[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Benjamin Jones  Great Britain 1:40.8
2 Émile Demangel  France Unknown
3 J. L. Lavery  Great Britain Unknown

Semifinal 4[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Clarence Kingsbury  Great Britain 1:35.6
2 Guglielmo Morisetti  Italy Unknown
3 André Auffray  France Unknown

Final[edit]

The time limit in the final was exceeded, resulting in the race being declared void and no medals being awarded. Two of the three British riders, Kingsbury and Johnson, did not finish, leaving the race to Jones and the Frenchman, Schilles. According to the Official Report, "the Frenchman apparently won by inches, but the Judge did not officially place the riders.[1]"

Place Cyclist Nation Time
Time limit exceeded Victor Johnson  Great Britain NMR
Benjamin Jones  Great Britain
Clarence Kingsbury  Great Britain
Maurice Schilles  France

Key=NMR No Marks Recorded

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cook, p. 116

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].