- 1924 Summer Olympics
- Cycling Track
- Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men
Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men
Only five teams took part, with three first-round heats qualifying three teams for the final. The favored French team of Lucien Choury and Jean Cugnot was given a walkover in round one, while Denmark and the Netherlands won the other heats. The final was won easily by Choury/Cugnot who took the lead at the start and resisted all efforts by the Danes and Dutch to pass them. The Dutch briefly took the lead coming out of the last corner, but Maurice Peeters suddenly steered upwards and was unable to keep a straight line. In the book Gouden Boek van de Nederlandse Olympiers by Tony Bijkerk, Ruud Pauuw notes that Gerardus Bosch van Drakestein later explained that Peeters often drank a glass of cognac before each race, but before the Olympic final, he had emptied the entire bottle, which explained the strange performance and the fact that Peeters was grinning and smiling strangely after the race.
Round One (26 July 1924)
Winner of each heat advanced to the final.
Final Round (27 July 1924)