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Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men

Date1 – 3 August 1932
StatusOlympic
LocationRose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Participants10 from 5 countries

Only five teams were entered. In the first round, the French team of Maurice Perrin and Louis Chaillot outrode the British team of the Chambers brothers – Ernest and Stanley. In the second heat of the first round, the Danes Harald Christensen and Willy Gervin finished ahead of the Dutch team of Bernard Leene and Jacobus van Egmond, but the Danish team was disqualified for cutting off the Dutch in the sprint. In the repêchage, the Dutch and Brits were joined by the American team, with the Americans eliminated. The semi-finals saw France beat Denmark. The British tandem advanced to the finals when the Dutch team forfeited because of a broken bike. This set up a re-match between Chaillot/Perrin and the Chambers brothers. In the final, the Chambers were no match for the French, who won easily by taking the first two races of the best of three final. The French cyclists were supported by being allowed to bring wine into the US, despite prohibition, as it was such a standard part of their diet. There was no bronze medal match but Christensen/Gervin won the bronze medal as they had lost in the semis to the gold medalists, and the Dutch had not competed.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1FranceFRAGold
Maurice PerrinLouis Chaillot
2Great BritainGBRSilver
Ernest ChambersStan Chambers
3DenmarkDENBronze
Harald ChristensenWilly Gervin
4NetherlandsNED
Bernard LeeneJacques van Egmond
5United StatesUSA
Frank TestaBuck Ingham

Round One (1 August 1932 — 19:30)

Winner of each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1FranceFRA13.2Q
Maurice PerrinLouis Chaillot
2Great BritainGBR
Ernest ChambersStan Chambers

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1NetherlandsNEDQ
Bernard LeeneJacques van Egmond
ACDenmarkDEN13.8DQ
Harald ChristensenWilly Gervin

Round One Repêchage (1 August 1932 — 19:30)

Top two advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One (19:30)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1DenmarkDEN12.0Q
Harald ChristensenWilly Gervin
2Great BritainGBRQ
Ernest ChambersStan Chambers
3United StatesUSA
Frank TestaBuck Ingham

Semi-Finals (3 August 1932 — 19:30)

Winner of each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1FranceFRA12.1Q
Maurice PerrinLouis Chaillot
2DenmarkDEN
Harald ChristensenWilly Gervin

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Great BritainGBR14.9Qwalkover
Ernest ChambersStan Chambers

Final Round (3 August 1932 — 19:30)

Match 1/2 (19:30)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1FranceFRA2
Maurice PerrinLouis Chaillot
2Great BritainGBR0
Ernest ChambersStan Chambers