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Sprint, Men

Date4 – 6 August 1928
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Participants18 from 18 countries
Format1,000 metres.

The events started on Saturday, but were delayed slightly because of the rain. When the heats finally got underway, the rain returned. In the fourth heat, Italian Severgnini fell, as did Cozens in the third heat (which was contested after heat four because the original run was aborted). Immediately, the other cyclists stopped racing, and after being consulted by the referees, the races were postponed until the next evening. On a dry track, the Dutchman Antoine Mazairac (runner-up at the 1923 and 1925 World Championships) and the young Frenchman Roger Beaufrand were the class of the field and reached the final. Beaufrand was forced to take the lead by the home favorite, who was known be an overly nervous competitor in important races. When Beaufrand went into full sprint at three-quarters of the race, Mazairac was unable to follow, and the Frenchman took the title by almost a full length. Beaufrand would also reach the final of the 1928 World Championships, which he lost against Willy Falck Hansen, the bronze medalist in Amsterdam. Mazairac would finally manage to win an important title the next year, taking the world title.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Roger BeaufrandFRAGold
2Antoine MazairacNEDSilver
3Willy Falck HansenDENBronze
4Hans BernhardtGER
=5Jerzy KoszutskiPOL
=5Antonio MalvassiARG
=5Jack StandenAUS
=5Yves Van MassenhoveBEL
3 r3/6Syd CozensGBR
4 r3/6Willi KnabenhansSUI
2 h1 r2/6Francisco JuilletCHI
2 h2 r2/6Edoardo SevergniniITA
2 h3 r2/6Bertie DonnellyIRL
2 h4 r2/6YermoESP
3 h2 r2/6Jim DaviesCAN
3 h3 r2/6Roberts PlūmeLAT
3 h4 r2/6Cavit CavTUR
3 h2 r1/6August SchafferAUT

Round One (4 August 1928 — 19:00-22:30)

Winner of each heat advanced to round two.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Willy Falck HansenDEN13.8Q
2Antonio MalvassiARGat one and a half length

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Roger BeaufrandFRA13.6Q
2Bertie DonnellyIRLat one length
3August SchafferAUT

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Yves Van MassenhoveBEL13.4Q
2Willi KnabenhansSUIat half length
3Jerzy KoszutskiPOLat one length to second

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Hans BernhardtGER13.6Q
2Jim DaviesCANclose

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Antoine MazairacNED13.0Q
2Syd CozensGBRat one length
3Francisco JuilletCHI

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Jack StandenAUS13.2Q
2Edoardo SevergniniITAat one length
3Roberts PlūmeLAT
4YermoESP

Repêchage Final (4 August 1928)

Winner advanced to round two.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Jerzy KoszutskiPOL12.8Q
2Antonio MalvassiARGvery closeQ
3Syd CozensGBR
4Willi KnabenhansSUI

Round One Repêchage (4 August 1928 — 19:00-22:30)

Winner of each heat advanced to the repêchage final.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Willi KnabenhansSUI14.2Q
2Francisco JuilletCHIat one length

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Antonio MalvassiARG13.6Q
2Edoardo SevergniniITAclose
3Jim DaviesCAN

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Jerzy KoszutskiPOL12.8Q
2Bertie DonnellyIRLat one length
3Roberts PlūmeLAT

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Syd CozensGBR13.0Q
2YermoESPat two lengths
3Cavit CavTUR

Quarter-Finals (5 August 1928 — 19:30-22:00)

Winner of each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Hans BernhardtGER13.2Q
2Yves Van MassenhoveBELat quarter of a wheel

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Antoine MazairacNED13.2Q
2Jack StandenAUSat one wheel

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Roger BeaufrandFRA13.4Q
2Antonio MalvassiARGat one length

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Willy Falck HansenDEN13.2Q
2Jerzy KoszutskiPOLat one length

Semi-Finals (6 August 1928 — 14:00-17:15)

Winner of each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Antoine MazairacNED12.2Q
2Willy Falck HansenDENat four lengths

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Roger BeaufrandFRA13.2Q
2Hans BernhardtGERat half length

Final Round (6 August 1928 — 14:00-17:15)

Match 1/2

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Roger BeaufrandFRA13.2
2Antoine MazairacNEDat third of a length

Match 3/4

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Willy Falck HansenDEN12.2
2Hans BernhardtGERat two lengths