Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's team pursuit

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Men's team pursuit
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue White City Stadium
Date July 17
Competitors 20 from 5 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Great Britain (GBR)
Benjamin Jones, Clarence Kingsbury, Leon Meredith, Ernest Payne
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Germany (GER)
Max Götze, Rudolf Katzer, Hermann Martens, Karl Neumer
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Canada (CAN)
William Anderson, Walter Andrews, Frederick McCarthy, William Morton
1920 →
Cycling at the
1908 Summer Olympics
Track cycling
Cycling (track) pictogram.svg
660 yards   men
5000 metres men
20 kilometres men
100 kilometres men
Sprint men
Tandem men
Team pursuit men

The men's team pursuit was one of seven track cycling events on the Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. Teams started at opposite sides of the track. Each team raced three laps of the track, comprising 1980 yards (1810.5 m). The third cyclist in each four-man team to finish set the time for the team.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Place Cyclists Nation Time
1 Benjamin Jones
Clarence Kingsbury
Leon Meredith
Ernest Payne
 Great Britain Walkover
2 Unknown  Belgium Did not start

Heat 2[edit]

Place Cyclists Nation Time
1 William Anderson
Walter Andrews
Frederick McCarthy
William Morton
 Canada Walkover
2 Unknown  United States Did not start

Heat 3[edit]

The Dutch team had a bye in the first round.

Place Cyclists Nation Time
1 Gerard Bosch van Drakestein
Antonie Gerrits
Dorus Nijland
Johannes van Spengen
 Netherlands Walkover

Heat 4[edit]

In the only contested heat in the first round, the German team eliminated the French.

Place Cyclists Nation Time
1 Max Götze
Rudolf Katzer
Hermann Martens
Karl Neumer
 Germany 2:25.4
2 André Auffray
Émile Demangel
Émile Marechal
Maurice Schilles
 France 2:32.0

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

The Canadians received third place overall as the faster of the two semifinal losers, while the British team moved on to the final.

Place Cyclists Nation Time
1 Benjamin Jones
Clarence Kingsbury
Leon Meredith
Ernest Payne
 Great Britain 2:19.6
2 William Anderson
Walter Andrews
Frederick McCarthy
William Morton
 Canada 2:29.2[1]

Semifinal 2[edit]

Place Cyclists Nation Time
1 Max Götze
Rudolf Katzer
Hermann Martens
Karl Neumer
 Germany 2:31.8
2 Gerard Bosch van Drakestein
Antonie Gerrits
Dorus Nijland
Johannes van Spengen
 Netherlands 2:44.0

Final[edit]

Place Cyclists Nation Time
1 Benjamin Jones
Clarence Kingsbury
Leon Meredith
Ernest Payne
 Great Britain 2:18.6
2 Max Götze
Rudolf Katzer
Hermann Martens
Karl Neumer
 Germany 2:28.6

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Canadian team's semifinal time is listed in the Official Report as "2 min. 292 sec."

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].