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Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men

Date5 – 6 August 1928
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Participants49 from 12 countries

With 12 countries, this event had a large field, but many teams were of poor quality. Four of the six heats ended with one of the teams being overtaken, and the Turkish squad was already lapped after 2,500 metres. An error by the lap counters led the Polish team to believe they had won their heat, when in reality they were a lap short. They were nevertheless advanced into the next round. The British quartet, which featured three Wyld brothers, had impressed in the quarter-finals with a new Olympic Record, but was eliminated by Italy in the semis. The British were unlucky when one of them broke a crank in the bronze medal match, but they were allowed a re-start, and almost matched their quarter-final time, recording the two fastest times of the tournament. In the final, the home team was hampered by the loss of Gerard Bosch van Drakestein, who was down with the flu, and was replaced by a weaker rider, Janus Braspenninx. The Italians led all the way, and won their third straight Olympic title in the event.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1ItalyITAGold
Luigi TasselliGiacomo GaioniCesare FaccianiMario Lusiani
2NetherlandsNEDSilver
Janus BraspennincxJan MaasJan PijnenburgPiet van der HorstGerard Bosch van Drakestein
3Great BritainGBRBronze
Harry WyldLew WyldPercy WyldMonty Southall
4FranceFRA
André AumerleOctave DayenRené BrossyAimé Trantoul
=5BelgiumBEL
August MeulemanYves Van MassenhoveAlbert MuylleJean Van Buggenhout
=5CanadaCAN
Lew ElderJim DaviesAndy HoutingTorchy Peden
=5GermanyGER
Josef StegerAnton JokschKurt EinsiedelHans Dormbach
=5PolandPOL
Józef LangeAlfred ReulJan ZybertJózef Oksiutycz
=9ChileCHI
Jorge GamboaAlejandro VidalCarlos RocuantEdmond Maillard
=9LatviaLAT
Roberts OzolsZinons PopovsErnests MālersFridrihs Ukstiņš
=9TurkeyTUR
Galip CavYunus Nüzhet UnatCavit CavTacettin Öztürkmen
=9SwitzerlandSUI
Erich FäsGustave MoosHans GilgenJoseph Fischler

Round One (5 August 1928)

Winner of each heat advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1BelgiumBELQ
August MeulemanYves Van MassenhoveAlbert MuylleJean Van Buggenhout
2PolandPOLq1
Józef LangeAlfred ReulJan ZybertJózef Oksiutycz

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1FranceFRAno timeQ
André AumerleOctave DayenRené BrossyAimé Trantoul
2ChileCHIovertaken (2850 m)
Jorge GamboaAlejandro VidalCarlos RocuantEdmond Maillard

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Great BritainGBRno timeQ
Harry WyldLew WyldPercy WyldMonty Southall
2TurkeyTURovertaken (2000 m)
Galip CavYunus Nüzhet UnatCavit CavTacettin Öztürkmen

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1ItalyITAno timeQ
Luigi TasselliGiacomo GaioniCesare FaccianiMario Lusiani
2LatviaLATovertaken (3300 m)
Roberts OzolsZinons PopovsErnests MālersFridrihs Ukstiņš

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1NetherlandsNEDno timeQ
Gerard Bosch van DrakesteinJan MaasJan PijnenburgPiet van der Horst
2SwitzerlandSUIovertaken (3000 m)
Erich FäsGustave MoosHans GilgenJoseph Fischler

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1GermanyGER5:13.8Q
Josef StegerAnton JokschKurt EinsiedelHans Dormbach
2CanadaCANat 50 metresq
Lew ElderJim DaviesAndy HoutingTorchy Peden

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

Winner of each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Great BritainGBR5:01.6QOR
Harry WyldLew WyldPercy WyldMonty Southall
2BelgiumBELat 175 metres
August MeulemanYves Van MassenhoveAlbert MuylleJean Van Buggenhout

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1NetherlandsNED5:04.8Q
Gerard Bosch van DrakesteinJan MaasJan PijnenburgPiet van der Horst
2PolandPOLat 200 metres
Józef LangeAlfred ReulJan ZybertJózef Oksiutycz

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1FranceFRA5:07.0Q
André AumerleOctave DayenRené BrossyAimé Trantoul
2CanadaCANat 175 metres
Lew ElderJim DaviesAndy HoutingTorchy Peden

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1ItalyITA5:06.2Q
Luigi TasselliGiacomo GaioniCesare FaccianiMario Lusiani
2GermanyGERat 110 metres
Josef StegerAnton JokschKurt EinsiedelHans Dormbach

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

Winner of each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1ItalyITA5:02.6Q
Luigi TasselliGiacomo GaioniCesare FaccianiMario Lusiani
2Great BritainGBRat 30 metres
Harry WyldLew WyldPercy WyldMonty Southall

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1NetherlandsNED5:04.3Q
Janus BraspennincxJan MaasJan PijnenburgPiet van der Horst
2FranceFRAat five metres
André AumerleOctave DayenRené BrossyAimé Trantoul

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

Match 1/2

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1ItalyITA5:06.2
Luigi TasselliGiacomo GaioniCesare FaccianiMario Lusiani
2NetherlandsNEDat fifteen metres
Janus BraspennincxJan MaasJan PijnenburgPiet van der Horst

Match 3/4

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Great BritainGBR5:01.8
Harry WyldLew WyldPercy WyldMonty Southall
2FranceFRAat ten metres
André AumerleOctave DayenRené BrossyAimé Trantoul