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Sprint, Men

Date26 – 27 July 1924
StatusOlympic
LocationVélodrome Municipal de Vincennes, Paris
Participants31 from 17 countries
Format1,000 metres.

Thirty-one riders started with most of the races were conducted with three cyclists at a time. Twelve first round races and six repêchages advanced 18 riders to six quarter-finals. The winners of the six quarters and three repêchages produced nine cyclists who rode in three semi-finals. The winners of the semi-finals advanced to the final, where three riders race for the medals. All the rounds were conducted as a single race. The 1923 World Champion was France’s Jean Cugnot.He was favored along with Maurice Peeters (NED), who had won the Grand Prix de Paris in 1920 and was the defending champion, and American William Fenn. However, neither rider made the semis, both losing in the quarter-final repêchages. The third favorite was France’s Lucien Michard, winner of the Grand Prix de Paris in 1922 and 1924. The three semis were won by Frenchmen Michard and Jean Cugnot, and Jaap Meijer (NED), who contested the final. In the final, Cugnot led out the race, with Michard on his wheel. In the final sprint, both Michard and Meijer passed Cugnot, who finished third, with Michard edging out Meijer for the gold medal. Michard would become the best amateur sprinter of the 1920s, winning the World Championships from 1927-30, and placing second in 1931-33.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Lucien MichardFRAGold
2Jaap MeijerNEDSilver
3Jean CugnotFRABronze
2 h1 r5/6Herbert FullerGBR
2 h2 r5/6Oscar GuldagerDEN
2 h3 r5/6George DempseyAUS
3 h1 r5/6Guglielmo BossiITA
3 h2 r5/6Francesco Del GrossoITA
3 h3 r5/6Louis MermillodSUI
AC h1 r4/6Miloš KnoblochTCH
AC h1 r4/6Maurice PeetersNED
AC h1 r4/6Willy Falck HansenDEN
AC h2 r4/6George OwenGBR
AC h2 r4/6János GrimmHUN
AC h2 r4/6Pierre De BruyneBEL
AC h3 r4/6Franciszek SzymczykPOL
AC h3 r4/6Wally CoppinsAUS
AC h3 r4/6William FennUSA
2 h1 r2/6Julio PoletARG
AC h3 r2/6Artūrs ZeiberliņšLAT
AC h3 r2/6Eugenio GretARG
AC h4 r2/6Ferenc UhereczkyHUN
AC h4 r2/6Oldřich ČervinkaTCH
AC h5 r2/6Ricardo BermejoCHI
AC h5 r2/6Jean VerheyenBEL
AC h6 r2/6Jan ŁazarskiPOL
AC h6 r2/6Roberts PlūmeLAT
2 h5 r1/6Alejandro VidalCHI
3 h3 r1/6Boris DimchevBUL
3 h12 r1/6Francisco JuilletCHI
AC h4 r1/6Maurice GillenLUXDNF

Round One (26 July 1924)

Winner of each heat advanced to the quarter-finals. Second- and third-place finishers advanced to the repêchage heats.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Pierre De BruyneBEL13.8Q
2Eugenio GretARGq

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1George DempseyAUS13.8Q
2Julio PoletARGq
3Miloš KnoblochTCHq

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Wally CoppinsAUS13.6Q
2Willy Falck HansenDENq
3Boris DimchevBULq

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1William FennUSA13.6Q
2Ricardo BermejoCHIq
ACMaurice GillenLUXDNF

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Lucien MichardFRA13.6Q
2Alejandro VidalCHIq

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Herbert FullerGBR13.8Q
2Oscar GuldagerDENq

Heat Seven

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Maurice PeetersNED17.0Qwalkover

Heat Eight

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Guglielmo BossiITA13.6Q
2János GrimmHUNq
3Oldřich ČervinkaTCHq

Heat Nine

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Jaap MeijerNED13.2Q
2Louis MermillodSUIq
3Ferenc UhereczkyHUNq

Heat Ten

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Jean CugnotFRA12.8Q
2George OwenGBRq
3Artūrs ZeiberliņšLATq

Heat Eleven

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Francesco Del GrossoITA12.8Q
2Jan ŁazarskiPOLq
3Roberts PlūmeLATq

Heat Twelve

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Franciszek SzymczykPOL13.6Q
2Jean VerheyenBELq
3Francisco JuilletCHIq

Round One Repêchage (26 July 1924)

Winner of each heat advanced to the quarter-finals. Losers were eliminated.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Willy Falck HansenDENQ
2Julio PoletARG

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Miloš KnoblochTCHQwalkover

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Oscar GuldagerDENQ
ACArtūrs ZeiberliņšLAT
ACEugenio GretARG

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Louis MermillodSUIQ
ACFerenc UhereczkyHUN
ACOldřich ČervinkaTCH

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1János GrimmHUNQ
ACRicardo BermejoCHI
ACJean VerheyenBEL

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1George OwenGBRQ
ACJan ŁazarskiPOL
ACRoberts PlūmeLAT

Quarter-Finals (27 July 1924)

Winner of each heat advanced to the semi-finals. Second- and third-place finishers advanced to the repêchage heats.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Jaap MeijerNED13.2Q
2Willy Falck HansenDENq
3Miloš KnoblochTCHq

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Lucien MichardFRA13.0Q
2Oscar GuldagerDENq
3George OwenGBRq

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1George DempseyAUS13.2Q
2Maurice PeetersNEDq
3János GrimmHUNq

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Jean CugnotFRA13.2Q
2William FennUSAq
3Pierre De BruyneBELq

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Francesco Del GrossoITA13.6Q
2Louis MermillodSUIq
3Franciszek SzymczykPOLq

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Herbert FullerGBR13.0Q
2Guglielmo BossiITAq
3Wally CoppinsAUSq

Quarter-Finals Repêchage (27 July 1924)

Winner of each heat advanced to the semi-finals. Losers were eliminated.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Guglielmo BossiITAQ
ACMiloš KnoblochTCH
ACMaurice PeetersNED
ACWilly Falck HansenDEN

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Louis MermillodSUIQ
ACGeorge OwenGBR
ACJános GrimmHUN
ACPierre De BruyneBEL

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Oscar GuldagerDENQ
ACFranciszek SzymczykPOL
ACWally CoppinsAUS
ACWilliam FennUSA

Semi-Finals (27 July 1924)

Winner of each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Lucien MichardFRA12.2Q
2Herbert FullerGBR
3Guglielmo BossiITA

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Jaap MeijerNED12.8Q
2Oscar GuldagerDEN
3Francesco Del GrossoITA

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Jean CugnotFRA12.2Q
2George DempseyAUS
3Louis MermillodSUI

Final Round (27 July 1924)

Match 1/2

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Lucien MichardFRA12.8
2Jaap MeijerNED
3Jean CugnotFRA