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50 kilometres, Men

Date27 July 1924
StatusOlympic
LocationVélodrome Municipal de Vincennes, Paris
Participants37 from 16 countries

The race started with 37 riders from 16 nations. On the 15th of 100 laps, the first crash occurred, which involved one of the favorites, Lucien Choury (FRA), who would later drop out at 40 km. with a flat tire. Poland’s Józef Lange took the lead at 15 km. and led alone for 10 km. Dutch rider Jan Maas served as a domestique for his teammate Ko Willems, as he tried to escape from the field five times in an effort to tire Willems’ opponents. By the last lap, only 14 riders remained at the head of the pack, with the final sprint coming down to Willems and Cyril Alden (GBR). Willems was clearly ahead of the pack 50 metres from the line and won easily while Alden won the silver medal by only a few centimeters over his teammate Frederick Wyld. Alden had also been silver medalist in this event in 1920 at Antwerpen.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Ko WillemsNED1-18:24.0Gold
2Albert AldenGBRSilver
3Harry WyldGBRBronze
4Angelo De MartiniITA
5Józef LangePOL
6Alfredo DinaleITA
7Jan MaasNED1
ACHenry KaltenbrunnRSA
ACLuis de MeyerARG
ACEugenio GretARG
ACJulio PoletARG
ACCosme SaavedraARG
ACBob BroadbentAUS
ACWally CoppinsAUS
ACGeorge DempseyAUS
ACJosef BoonsBEL
ACCharles CadronBEL
ACLéonard DaghelinckxBEL
ACJean VerheyenBEL
ACProdan GeorgievBUL
ACBorislav StoyanovBUL
ACJoe LaporteCAN
ACRicardo BermejoCHI
ACFrancisco JuilletCHI
ACAlejandro VidalCHI
ACWilly Falck HansenDEN
ACEdmund HansenDEN
ACAli MahmoudEGY
ACMohamed MadkourEGY
ACAhmed Salem HassanEGY
ACWilliam FennUSA
ACIggy GronkowskiUSA
ACLucien ChouryFRA
ACÉdouard MeunierFRA
ACFrancesco Del GrossoITA
ACJan ŁazarskiPOL
ACJaroslav BrožTCH