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Sprint, Professionals, Men

Date9 – 13 September 1900
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationVélodrome Municipal de Vincennes, Paris
Participants55 from 13 countries

The first-prize purse was 15,000 francs, with second receiving 6,000 and third 3,000 francs, which caused headlines in the French sporting papers, and saw 55 riders from 13 nations come to the mark. A huge crowd also came to watch the highly publicized race. There was enough interest that odds were published the morning of the race with Edmond Jacquelin and Harry Meijers favored at 2-1, followed by Anton Huber at 4-1, and Tom Cooper and Charles van den Born at 6-1.

The large field required seven rounds of competition, with 12 heats in round one, all with four or five riders. There were eight heats in the quarter-finals with the winner of each heat advancing to the semis. All other riders went through a series of repêchages, with only the winner of the repêchage, Paul Bourrillon, advancing to the semi-finals.

The first semi-final matched Jacquelin against top American Floyd McFarland, but he was no match for Jacquelin who advanced to the final. Semi-final two saw favored Harry Meijers easily ride off Bourrillon. The final semi-final saw an upset as American Tom Cooper defeated Charles van den Born by ½ length in the sprint. In the final, Cooper led at the strategic run-up to the final sprint, but Meijers shot by him as they started the sprint. Jacquelin chased but could not get by Cooper and Meijers won comfortably. Jacquelin said after the race, that because of the wind he had chosen to change his transmission from 8 to 7½, which was the reason he did not win.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Harry MeijersNED1
2Tom CooperUSA
3Edmond JacquelinFRA
2 h1 r6/7Floyd McFarlandUSA
2 h2 r6/7Paul BourillonFRA
2 h3 r6/7Charles Van den BornBEL
3 h1 r6/7Pietro BixioITA
3 h2 r6/7Robert ProtinBEL
3 h3 r6/7Anton HuberGER
2 h1 r5/7Jack GreenGBR
AC h1 r5/7Willy ArendGER
2 h1 r4/7Gian-Ferdinando TommaselliITA
2 h2 r4/7Louis GrognaBEL
2 h3 r4/7Henri MayerGER
3 h1 r4/7Jean-Baptiste LouvetFRA
3 h2 r4/7Franz SeidlAUT
3 h3 r4/7George BankerUSA
2 h1 r3/7George SutherlandNZL
2 h2 r3/7Lucien GrognetFRA
2 h3 r3/7Richard HellerAUT
2 h4 r3/7Diego ConelliITA
2 h5 r3/7Aleksey ButylkinRUS
2 h6 r3/7Jean BrokaBEL
2 h7 r3/7Arthur DeleuBEL
2 h8 r3/7Matthieu CordangNED
2 h9 r3/7Sydney JenkinsGBR
3 h1 r3/7CerveraBRA
3 h2 r3/7Paul BourotteFRA
3 h3 r3/7Umberto FerrariITA
3 h4 r3/7Jean GougoltzSUI
3 h5 r3/7Antonio OliveiraBRA
3 h6 r3/7Charles BrécyFRA
3 h7 r3/7Gaston PrévostFRA
3 h8 r3/7Maxime LurionAUT
3 h9 r3/7Omar EhrmanFRA
4 h2 r3/7Guus SchillingNED
4 h9 r3/7BonnevieFRA
AC h1 r3/7Charles VanoniUSA
AC h1 r3/7GentelFRA
AC h1 r3/7Van VughtBEL
AC h3 r3/7Charles JueFRA
AC h3 r3/7LeclercqBEL
AC h4 r3/7Victor ThuauFRA
AC h4 r3/7Henri HennebergSUI
AC h6 r3/7Karl KäserGER
AC h7 r3/7Emanuel KudelaBOH
AC h7 r3/7Giuseppe SingrossiITA
AC h8 r3/7CollombFRA
AC h8 r3/7OtterbeinBEL
AC h4 r1/7BalajatFRA
AC h4 r1/7MinozziITA
AC h6 r1/7Eugène DirheimerFRA
AC h8 r1/7Jaap EdenNED
AC h8 r1/7Van AckertBEL
AC h12 r1/7Fritz AlthofFRA

Round One (9 September 1900)

First two finishers in each heat advanced to the quarter-finals. Distance: 1,000 metres.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Harry MeijersNED2:50.013.0Q
2Pietro BixioITAat 2 lengthsQ
3Charles JueFRA

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Edmond JacquelinFRA1:38.812.0Q
2Charles BrécyFRAat 3 lengthsQ
ACSydney JenkinsGBR
ACUmberto FerrariITA

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Willy ArendGER1:58.412.6Q
2Giuseppe SingrossiITAat 1 lengthsQ
ACLucien GrognetFRA
ACAntonio OliveiraBRA

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Henri MayerGER1:57.612.6Q
2Gian-Ferdinando TommaselliITAat 10 cm.Q
ACAleksey ButylkinRUS
ACMinozziITA
ACBalajatFRA

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Floyd McFarlandUSA2:12.413.0Q
2Jean-Baptiste LouvetFRAat _ lengthQ
ACLeclercqBEL
ACOmar EhrmanFRA

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Jack GreenGBR1:41.412.6Q
2Robert ProtinBELat _ lengthQ
ACGentelFRA
ACVan VughtBEL
ACEugène DirheimerFRA

Heat Seven

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Franz SeidlAUT2:04.413.0Q
2Guus SchillingNEDQ
3Jean GougoltzSUI
4BonnevieFRA

Heat Eight

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Anton HuberGER1:58.212.8Q
2Matthieu CordangNEDat _ wheelQ
ACJaap EdenNED
ACMaxime LurionAUT
ACVan AckertBEL

Heat Nine

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Paul BourillonFRA1:45.612.2Q
2OtterbeinBELat 1_ lengthsQ
3Karl KäserGERat 20 metres
4Arthur DeleuBEL

Heat Ten

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Tom CooperUSA1:45.012.8Q
2Jean BrokaBELat _ lengthsQ
ACDiego ConelliITA
ACEmanuel KudelaBOH
ACCollombFRA

Heat Eleven

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Charles Van den BornBEL1:51.012.6Q
2Charles VanoniUSAat _ lengthQ
ACGaston PrévostFRA
ACPaul BourotteFRA
ACGeorge SutherlandNZL

Heat Twelve

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Louis GrognaBEL1:43.412.2Q
2Richard HellerAUTQ
ACFritz AlthofFRA
ACHenri HennebergSUI
ACGeorge BankerUSA

Quarter-Finals (9 September 1900)

Winners of each heat advanced to the semi-finals. All second-place finishers received 200 FFr. All third-place finishers received 100 FFr. Distance: 1,500 metres.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Edmond JacquelinFRA3:07.612.6Q
2Guus SchillingNEDat 2 lengths
3OtterbeinBEL

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Harry MeijersNED2:57.812.8Q
2Richard HellerAUT
3Charles BrécyFRAat 1 length

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Robert ProtinBEL3:58.012.4Q
2Charles VanoniUSAat _ length
3Willy ArendGERat 2 cms.

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Floyd McFarlandUSA3:17.012.8Q
2Jack GreenGBR
3Henri MayerGER

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Charles Van den BornBEL3:28.012.0Q
2Giuseppe SingrossiITAat 2 lengths
3Jean-Baptiste LouvetFRA

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Pietro BixioITA3:51.012.2Q
2Franz SeidlAUTat 3 lengths
3Jean BrokaBEL

Heat Seven

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Anton HuberGER5:24.012.2Q
2Paul BourillonFRAat 1 lengths
3Gian-Ferdinando TommaselliITA

Heat Eight

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Tom CooperUSA3:08.012.6Q
2Louis GrognaBELat 1 lengths
3Matthieu CordangNED

Repêchage, Preliminary (11 September 1900)

Winners of each heat advanced to the repêchage semi-finals. Distance: 1,000 metres.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Willy ArendGER1:32.013.0Q
2George SutherlandNZL
3CerveraBRA
ACCharles VanoniUSA
ACGentelFRA
ACVan VughtBEL

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Franz SeidlAUT2:02.213.6Q
2Lucien GrognetFRA
3Paul BourotteFRA
4Guus SchillingNED

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Jack GreenGBR2:14.613.6Q
2Richard HellerAUT
3Umberto FerrariITA
ACCharles JueFRA
ACLeclercqBEL

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Henri MayerGER1:37.013.2Q
2Diego ConelliITA
3Jean GougoltzSUI
ACVictor ThuauFRA
ACHenri HennebergSUI

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Gian-Ferdinando TommaselliITA2:27.014.0Q
2Aleksey ButylkinRUS
3Antonio OliveiraBRA

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Jean-Baptiste LouvetFRA1:39.413.0Q
2Jean BrokaBEL
3Charles BrécyFRA
ACKarl KäserGER

Heat Seven

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1George BankerUSA1:36.013.6Q
2Arthur DeleuBEL
3Gaston PrévostFRA
ACEmanuel KudelaBOH
ACGiuseppe SingrossiITA

Heat Eight

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Louis GrognaBEL1:35.013.0Q
2Matthieu CordangNED
3Maxime LurionAUT
ACCollombFRA
ACOtterbeinBEL

Heat Nine

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Paul BourillonFRA1:24.013.0Q
2Sydney JenkinsGBR
3Omar EhrmanFRA
4BonnevieFRA

Repêchage, Semi-Final (11 September 1900)

Winners of each heat advanced to the repêchage final: 1,000 metres.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Willy ArendGER2:07.612.0Q
2Gian-Ferdinando TommaselliITAat _ wheel
3Jean-Baptiste LouvetFRA

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Jack GreenGBR2:28.214.0Q
2Louis GrognaBELat _ wheel
3Franz SeidlAUT

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Paul BourillonFRA1:43.813.8Q
2Henri MayerGERat _ length
3George BankerUSA

Repêchage, Final (11 September 1900)

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Paul BourillonFRA1:41.412.6Q
2Jack GreenGBRat one wheel
ACWilly ArendGERDQ

Semi-Finals (13 September 1900)

Winners of each heat advanced to the finals. 2,000 metres.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Edmond JacquelinFRA4:26.412.2Q
2Floyd McFarlandUSAat 5 lengths
3Pietro BixioITAat 1 length

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Harry MeijersNED4:17.212.2Q
2Paul BourillonFRAat 3 lengths
3Robert ProtinBEL

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Tom CooperUSA4:20.012.0Q
2Charles Van den BornBELat _ length
3Anton HuberGERat 1 length

Final Round (13 September 1900)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime200
1Harry MeijersNED4:32.4
2Tom CooperUSAat _ length
3Edmond JacquelinFRAat _ length