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Not held in other editions
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Team Pursuit, 1,980 yards, Men

Date17 July 1908
StatusOlympic
LocationWhite City Stadium, London
Participants20 from 5 countries

This was the first time a team pursuit race was contested at the Olympics. Britain won fairly comfortably, led by their greatest rider in that era, Leon Meredith.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Great BritainGBRGold
Leon MeredithBen JonesErnie PayneClarrie Kingsbury
2GermanyGERSilver
Hermann MartensMax GoetzeKarl NeumerRichard Katzer
3CanadaCANBronze
William MortonWalt AndrewsFred McCarthyWill Anderson
4NetherlandsNED
Johannes van SpengenAnton GerritsDorus NijlandGerard Bosch van Drakestein
5FranceFRA
André AuffrayÉmile DemangelÉmile MaréchalMaurice Schillès

Round One (17 July 1908 — 17:00)

Winner of each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Great BritainGBRQwalkover1
Leon MeredithBen JonesErnie PayneClarrie Kingsbury

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1CanadaCANQwalkover2
William MortonWalt AndrewsFred McCarthyWill Anderson

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
ACNetherlandsNEDQbye3
Johannes van SpengenAnton GerritsDorus NijlandGerard Bosch van Drakestein

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1GermanyGER2:25.4Q
Hermann MartensMax GoetzeKarl NeumerRichard Katzer
2FranceFRA2:32.0
André AuffrayÉmile DemangelÉmile MaréchalMaurice Schillès

Semi-Finals (17 July 1908 — 17:45)

Winner of each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Great BritainGBR2:19.6Q
Leon MeredithBen JonesErnie PayneClarrie Kingsbury
2CanadaCAN2:29.6
William MortonWalt AndrewsFred McCarthyWill Anderson

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1GermanyGER2:31.8Q
Hermann MartensMax GoetzeKarl NeumerRichard Katzer
2NetherlandsNED2:44.0
Johannes van SpengenAnton GerritsDorus NijlandGerard Bosch van Drakestein

Final Round (17 July 1908 — 17:45-18:15)

Match 1/2 (18:15)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Great BritainGBR2:18.6
Leon MeredithBen JonesErnie PayneClarrie Kingsbury
2GermanyGER2:28.6
Hermann MartensMax GoetzeKarl NeumerRichard Katzer