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Cycling at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Road Race, Team

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Colombes Olympic Stadium, Colombes
Date Started: July 23, 1924
Date Finished: July 23, 1924
Format: 188 kilometres. Three-man teams.

Gold: FRA France
Silver: BEL Belgium
Bronze: SWE Sweden

Summary

While course reconnaissance is fairly common for time trials nowadays, it was rare in 1924, giving a huge advantage to the French riders, who had trained on the course nearly daily in the months prior to the Games. The training paid off, with the four French riders finishing 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 9th. The winner of the individual road race, Armand Blanchonnet, won that race by almost 10 minutes and was so dominant that it would have been difficult for any other team to overcome that margin. But with the other French cyclists finishing in the top 10, France won the gold medal by over 16 minutes, with Sweden 29 minutes back in 3rd place.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal TT
1 France FRA Gold 19-30:14.0
2 Belgium BEL Silver 19-46:55.4
3 Sweden SWE Bronze 19-59:41.6
4 Switzerland SUI 20-11:15.0
5 Italy ITA 20-19:59.2
6 Netherlands NED 20-37:27.8
7 Great Britain GBR 20-44:46.8
8 Luxembourg LUX 21-25:11.8
9 Argentina ARG 21-47:43.6
10 Yugoslavia YUG 21-57:22.6
11 Czechoslovakia TCH 22-01:16.8
12 United States USA 22-43:33.0
13 Finland FIN 24-03:56.4
14 Poland POL 24-42:08.2
AC Bulgaria BUL DNF