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Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men

Date26 – 27 July 1924
StatusOlympic
LocationVélodrome Municipal de Vincennes, Paris
Participants40 from 10 countries
Olympic Record 5:10.8 / Italy ITA / 10 August 1920

Italy was the defending champion and the favorite. The 10 teams advanced five from round one to the quarter-finals, with France setting an Olympic record of 5:11.4 in the first round. In the quarters, Italy had a walkover in the third heat. France and Belgium won the first two heats and Poland was advanced to the semis as the fastest loser. Both semi-finals saw controversy. In the first Italy and Belgium started, with Italy winning in 5:12.8, Belgium about 100 metres back at the finish. But one of the Belgian riders had a flat tire, so since it was on the first lap the jury allowed the race to be re-run, and Italy still won easily. The second semi saw France against Poland, but the French team crashed on the first circuit. The race was allowed to be re-started, but one of the French riders had been injured in the crash, and Poland won easily. The Dutch team lodged an unsuccessful protest against Poland racing in the semis, claiming that the draw had not been fair, as they had posted a faster time in the first round than Poland, although they had been defeated by Belgium. The final between Italy and Poland was close for six laps, but Italy pulled away on the last two laps to win the gold medal by over a 100 metre margin. Belgium won the bronze medal in the race against France, which had two riders sustain flat tires, causing them to be lapped.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1ItalyITAGold
Angelo De MartiniAlfredo DinaleAleardo MenegazziFrancesco Zucchetti
2PolandPOLSilver
Józef LangeJan ŁazarskiTomasz StankiewiczFranciszek Szymczyk
3BelgiumBELBronze
Léonard DaghelinckxRik HoevenaersFernand SaivéJean Van Den Bosch
4FranceFRA
Lucien ChouryJoseph GuilleminRené HournonMaurice Renaud
5SwitzerlandSUI
Ernst LeutertArnold NötzliEmil RichliGottfried Weilenmann
6DenmarkDEN
Willy Falck HansenOscar GuldagerEdmund HansenErik Kjeldsen
=7NetherlandsNED
Gerard Bosch van DrakesteinJan MaasSimon van PoelgeestFrans Waterreus
=7CzechoslovakiaTCH
Jaroslav BrožOldřich ČervinkaMiloš KnoblochKarel Pechan
=7Great BritainGBR
Frederick HabberfieldThomas HarveyHerbert LeeJock Stewart
=7LatviaLAT
Andrejs ApsītisRoberts PlūmeFridrihs UkstiņšArtūrs Zeiberliņš

Round One (26 July 1924)

Winner of each heat advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1BelgiumBEL5:12.0Q
Léonard DaghelinckxRik HoevenaersFernand SaivéJean Van Den Bosch
2NetherlandsNED
Gerard Bosch van DrakesteinJan MaasSimon van PoelgeestFrans Waterreus

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1ItalyITA5:23.2Qwalkover
Angelo De MartiniAlfredo DinaleAleardo MenegazziFrancesco Zucchetti

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1SwitzerlandSUI5:23.0Q
Ernst LeutertArnold NötzliEmil RichliGottfried Weilenmann
2CzechoslovakiaTCH
Jaroslav BrožOldřich ČervinkaMiloš KnoblochKarel Pechan

Heat Four

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1DenmarkDEN5:27.6Qwalkover
Willy Falck HansenOscar GuldagerEdmund HansenErik Kjeldsen

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1FranceFRA5:11.4Q
Lucien ChouryJoseph GuilleminRené HournonMaurice Renaud
2Great BritainGBR
Frederick HabberfieldThomas HarveyHerbert LeeJock Stewart

Heat Seven

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1PolandPOL5:16.0Q
Józef LangeJan ŁazarskiTomasz StankiewiczFranciszek Szymczyk
2LatviaLAT
Andrejs ApsītisRoberts PlūmeFridrihs UkstiņšArtūrs Zeiberliņš

Quarter-Finals (26 July 1924)

Winner advanced to the semi-finals. The fastest second place -time also advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1BelgiumBEL5:12.2Q
Léonard DaghelinckxRik HoevenaersFernand SaivéJean Van Den Bosch
2PolandPOL5:16.8q
Józef LangeJan ŁazarskiTomasz StankiewiczFranciszek Szymczyk

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1FranceFRA5:14.2Q
Lucien ChouryJoseph GuilleminRené HournonMaurice Renaud
2SwitzerlandSUI5:21.6
Ernst LeutertArnold NötzliEmil RichliGottfried Weilenmann

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1ItalyITA5:13.8Qwalkover
Angelo De MartiniAlfredo DinaleAleardo MenegazziFrancesco Zucchetti

Semi-Finals (27 July 1924)

Winner advanced to the final. Runners-up advanced to the match for third place.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1ItalyITA5:12.0Q
Angelo De MartiniAlfredo DinaleAleardo MenegazziFrancesco Zucchetti
2BelgiumBEL
Léonard DaghelinckxRik HoevenaersFernand SaivéJean Van Den Bosch

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1PolandPOL5:18.0Q
Józef LangeJan ŁazarskiTomasz StankiewiczFranciszek Szymczyk
2FranceFRA
Lucien ChouryJoseph GuilleminRené HournonMaurice Renaud

Final Round (27 July 1924)

Match 1/2

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1ItalyITA5:15.0OR
Angelo De MartiniAlfredo DinaleAleardo MenegazziFrancesco Zucchetti
2PolandPOL
Józef LangeJan ŁazarskiTomasz StankiewiczFranciszek Szymczyk

Match 3/4

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1BelgiumBEL
Léonard DaghelinckxRik HoevenaersFernand SaivéJean Van Den Bosch
2FranceFRA
Lucien ChouryJoseph GuilleminRené HournonMaurice Renaud