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Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men

Date26 – 27 July 1924
StatusOlympic
LocationVélodrome Municipal de Vincennes, Paris
Participants10 from 5 countries

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.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1FranceFRAGold
Lucien ChouryJean Cugnot
2DenmarkDENSilver
Willy Falck HansenEdmund Hansen
3NetherlandsNEDBronze
Gerard Bosch van DrakesteinMaurice Peeters
=4HungaryHUN
János GrimmFerenc Uhereczky
=4Great BritainGBR
Frederick HabberfieldThomas Harvey

Round One (26 July 1924)

Winner of each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1NetherlandsNED12.6Q
Gerard Bosch van DrakesteinMaurice Peeters
2HungaryHUN
János GrimmFerenc Uhereczky

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1FranceFRA14.0Qwalkover
Lucien ChouryJean Cugnot

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1DenmarkDEN12.8Q
Willy Falck HansenEdmund Hansen
2Great BritainGBR
Frederick HabberfieldThomas Harvey

Final Round (27 July 1924)

Match 1/2

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1FranceFRA12.6
Lucien ChouryJean Cugnot
2DenmarkDEN
Willy Falck HansenEdmund Hansen
3NetherlandsNED
Gerard Bosch van DrakesteinMaurice Peeters