Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
Date Started: August 5, 1928
Date Finished: August 5, 1928
|Gold:||Willy Falck Hansen|
|Silver:||Gerard Bosch van Drakestein|
The kilometre time trial was a new event, supposedly popular in Italy, although no Italian rider competed. Reports describe the competition as rather bland, although the Dutch audience got their hopes up when 39-year-old Dutchman Gerard Bosch van Drakestein took the early lead. He remained in gold medal position until the 14th starter, Villy Falck Hansen. Falck Hansen, who was mostly known for his victories in handicap races, won by a big margin.
In the results, you will note that 8th place was Francisco Rodríguez (ARG) with 1:18.4, and =9th was Angelo Cattaneo (ITA) with 1:18.6. Neither is listed as competing in this event in the 1928 Official Report, although they are listed as entered in cycling events. They were discovered by recent research using Dutch newspapers from 1928 and confirmed by results seen in the book by Julius Wagner, Die Olympischen Spiele 1928 St. Moritz Amsterdam.
|1||Willy Falck Hansen||22||Denmark||DEN||Gold||1:14.4||OR|
|2||Gerard Bosch van Drakestein||40||Netherlands||NED||Silver||1:15.2||OR|
|6T||Ted Kerridge||Great Britain||GBR||1:18.0|