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Cycling at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Municipal Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 26, 1924
Date Finished: July 27, 1924

Gold: FRA France
Silver: DEN Denmark
Bronze: NED Netherlands

Summary

Only five teams took part, with three first-round heats qualifying three teams for the final. The favored French team of Lucien Choury and Jean Cugnot was given a walkover in round one, while Denmark and the Netherlands won the other heats. The final was won easily by Choury/Cugnot who took the lead at the start and resisted all efforts by the Danes and Dutch to pass them. The Dutch briefly took the lead coming out of the last corner, but Maurice Peeters suddenly steered upwards and was unable to keep a straight line. In the book Gouden Boek van de Nederlandse Olympiers by Tony Bijkerk, Ruud Pauuw notes that Gerardus Bosch van Drakestein later explained that Peeters often drank a glass of cognac before each race, but before the Olympic final, he had emptied the entire bottle, which explained the strange performance and the fact that Peeters was grinning and smiling strangely after the race.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 France FRA Gold
2 Denmark DEN Silver
3 Netherlands NED Bronze
4T Hungary HUN
4T Great Britain GBR