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Cycling at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

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Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Garden City Velodrome, Wilrijk, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 9, 1920
Date Finished: August 10, 1920

Gold: GBR Great Britain
Silver: RSA South Africa
Bronze: NED Netherlands


The tandem match sprint heats were held in late afternoon of the first day of cycling competition. The semi-finals and final of the tandems took place the next day. The final was all English-speaking, between a British and South African pair. The Brits trailed behind the Springboks for four laps, but jumped at the bell and won by one length. Harry Ryan had won four National Cycling Union championships by 1920, and he later became a prominent cycling official. Thomas Lance became a bookmaker in Brighton.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Great Britain GBR Gold
2 South Africa RSA Silver
3 Netherlands NED Bronze
4 Great Britain GBR
2 h1 r1/3 Denmark DEN
2 h2 r1/3 Belgium BEL
2 h3 r1/3 South Africa RSA
3 h1 r1/3 Great Britain GBR
3 h2 r1/3 Netherlands NED
3 h3 r1/3 France FRA
AC h4 r1/3 Belgium BEL DNF