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Cycling at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's 50 kilometres

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Municipal Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 27, 1924
Date Finished: July 27, 1924

Gold: NED Ko Willems
Silver: GBR Cyril Alden
Bronze: GBR Harry Wyld

Summary

The race started with 36 riders from 16 nations. On the 15th of 100 laps, the first crash occurred, which involved one of the favorites, Lucien Choury (FRA), who would later drop out at 40 km. with a flat tire. Poland’s Józef Lange took the lead at 15 km. and led alone for 10 km. Dutch rider Jan Maas served as a domestique for his teammate Ko Willems, as he tried to escape from the field five times in an effort to tire Willems’ opponents. By the last lap, only 14 riders remained at the head of the pack, with the final sprint coming down to Willems and Cyril Alden (GBR). Willems was clearly ahead of the pack 50 metres from the line and won easily while Alden won the silver medal by only a few centimeters over his teammate Frederick Wyld. Alden had also been silver medalist in this event in 1920 at Antwerpen.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Ko Willems 23 Netherlands NED Gold 1-18:24.0
2 Cyril Alden Great Britain GBR Silver
3 Harry Wyld 23 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Angelo De Martini 27 Italy ITA
5 Józef Lange 27 Poland POL
6 Alfredo Dinale 24 Italy ITA
7 Jan Maas 23 Netherlands NED
AC Henry Kaltenbrunn 26 South Africa RSA
AC Luis de Meyer Argentina ARG
AC Eugenio Gret Argentina ARG
AC Julio Polet Argentina ARG
AC Cosme Saavedra 22 Argentina ARG
AC Bob Broadbent 19 Australia AUS
AC Wally Coppins Australia AUS
AC George Dempsey 18 Australia AUS
AC Josef Boons Belgium BEL
AC Charles Cadron Belgium BEL
AC Léonard Daghelinckx 24 Belgium BEL
AC Jean Verheyen 27 Belgium BEL
AC Prodan Georgiev Bulgaria BUL
AC Borislav Stoyanov Bulgaria BUL
AC Joe Laporte 17 Canada CAN
AC Ricardo Bermejo Chile CHI
AC Francisco Juillet Chile CHI
AC Alejandro Vidal Chile CHI
AC Willy Falck Hansen 18 Denmark DEN
AC Edmund Hansen 23 Denmark DEN
AC Mohamed Ali Mahmoud Egypt EGY
AC Mohamed Madkour Egypt EGY
AC Ahmed Salem Hassan Egypt EGY
AC William Fenn 19 United States USA
AC Ignatius Gronkowski 27 United States USA
AC Lucien Choury 26 France FRA
AC Édouard Meunier France FRA
AC Francesco Del Grosso 24 Italy ITA
AC Jan Łazarski 31 Poland POL
AC Jaroslav Brož Czechoslovakia TCH