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Cycling at the 1908 London Summer Games:

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): White City Stadium, London
Date Started: July 13, 1908
Date Finished: July 15, 1908

Gold: FRA France
Silver: GBR Great Britain
Bronze: GBR Great Britain

Summary

Maurice Schilles and André Auffray were both top sprinters individually, but they had never ridden together as a tandem prior to the first heat of this event. Both would win medals at the world sprint championships, Auffray a silver in 1907 and Schilles a bronze in 1909. The final was a slow race but the French tandem drew away gradually in the straight to win easily. Colin Brooks and Walter Isaacs lodged a protest, claiming that they had been cut off the French pair on the last turn, but it was disallowed.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 France FRA Gold
2 Great Britain GBR Silver
3 Great Britain GBR Bronze
2 h2 r2/3 Great Britain GBR
3 h1 r2/3 Germany GER
3 h2 r2/3 Great Britain GBR
4 h1 r2/3 Belgium BEL
4 h2 r2/3 France FRA
2 h1 r1/3 Germany GER
2 h2 r1/3 France FRA
2 h3 r1/3 France FRA
2 h5 r1/3 South Africa RSA
2 h6 r1/3 Great Britain GBR
2 h7 r1/3 France FRA
3 h3 r1/3 Great Britain GBR
3 h4 r1/3 Sweden SWE
3 h7 r1/3 Canada CAN