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Cycling at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

Men's Road Race, Individual

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Hem Bridge, Amsterdam
Date Started: August 7, 1928
Date Finished: August 7, 1928
Format: 168 kilometre time trial.

Gold: DEN Henry Hansen
Silver: GBR Frank Southall
Bronze: SWE Gösta Carlsson

Summary

The time trial course between Amsterdam and the beach resort of Scheveningen was entirely flat and easy, although the riders at times faced strong winds. The race started at eight in the morning and the Danish bicycle mechanic Henry Hansen was among the early starters. He quickly overtook the riders that had started before him, and was the first to finish, in what would turn out to be the fastest time of the day. His half-way time was matched only by Allegro Grandi . However, the Italian lost a quarter of an hour on the downwind part of the course, having chosen the incorrect gear. All the other riders also lost time to the Dane in the second half, with second-place finisher Englishman Frank Southall going from 1½ to 8 minutes behind. Swiss author Julius Wagner notes that third-place finisher Gösta Carlsson was disqualified for not being at the start at the right time, and that the bronze medal was taken by Grandi. However, this story is not confirmed in other sources. Days later, Grandi did win the World Amateur Championships in Hungary. Winner Hansen would later also win that title, in front of his home crowd in 1931.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Henry Hansen 26 Denmark DEN Gold 4-47:18
2 Frank Southall 23 Great Britain GBR Silver 4-55:06
3 Gösta Carlsson 22 Sweden SWE Bronze 5-00:17
4 Allegro Grandi 21 Italy ITA 5-02:05
5 Jack Lauterwasser 23 Great Britain GBR 5-02:57
6 Gottlieb Amstein 21 Switzerland SUI 5-04:48
7 Leo Nielsen 19 Denmark DEN 5-05:37
8 André Aumerle 21 France FRA 5-07:12
9 Jakob Caironi 26 Switzerland SUI 5-08:46
10 Raul Hellberg 27 Finland FIN 5-09:14
11 Jean Aerts 20 Belgium BEL 5-10:38
12 Pierre Houdé Belgium BEL 5-11:18
13 Jef Lowagie 24 Belgium BEL 5-11:54
14 Erik Jansson 21 Sweden SWE 5-13:17
15 Cosme Saavedra 26 Argentina ARG 5-13:19
16 Michele Orecchia 24 Italy ITA 5-13:29
17T Leen Buis 21 Netherlands NED 5-14:15
17T Georg Johnsson 26 Sweden SWE 5-14:15
19 Fred Short South Africa RSA 5-14:38
20 Francisco Bonvehi Argentina ARG 5-14:39
21 José López Argentina ARG 5-14:57
22 Louis Bessière France FRA 5-15:14
23 Octave Dayen 21 France FRA 5-15:54
24 Jean Chaerels Belgium BEL 5-16:05
25 Orla Jørgensen 23 Denmark DEN 5-16:19
26 John Middleton 21 Great Britain GBR 5-16:46
27 Janus Braspennincx 25 Netherlands NED 5-17:07
28 Poul Sørensen 21 Denmark DEN 5-17:33
29 Ambrogio Beretta 19 Italy ITA 5-17:38
30 Marcello Neri 26 Italy ITA 5-21:12
31 Joe Laporte 21 Canada CAN 5-21:30
32 Hjalmar Pettersson 21 Sweden SWE 5-21:46
33 Türel Wanzenried 21 Switzerland SUI 5-21:47
34 Jean-Pierre Muller 18 Luxembourg LUX 5-22:30
35 Gustav Kristiansen 24 Norway NOR 5-23:14
36 Ben Duijker 24 Netherlands NED 5-23:22
37 Josip Šolar Yugoslavia YUG 5-25:37
38 Charles Marshall Great Britain GBR 5-26:39
39 Antonín Honig Czechoslovakia TCH 5-27:45
40 Norbert Sinner 21 Luxembourg LUX 5-27:54
41 Luis de Meyer Argentina ARG 5-28:48
42 Jean Alfonsetti 20 Luxembourg LUX 5-30:31
43 Karl Hansen 25 Norway NOR 5-30:33
44 John Woodcock Ireland IRL 5-32:54
45 Karl Koch 17 Germany GER 5-33:32
46T Antonín Perič 31 Czechoslovakia TCH 5-34:30
46T Josef Šídlo Czechoslovakia TCH 5-34:30
48 Stjepan Ljubić 21 Yugoslavia YUG 5-37:02
49 Eugeniusz Michalak 19 Poland POL 5-37:49
50 Tadas Murnikas Lithuania LTU 5-41:00
51 Chester Nelsen, Sr. 25 United States USA 5-42:57
52 René Brossy 21 France FRA 5-46:06
53 Josip Škrabl Yugoslavia YUG 5-46:14
54 Józef Stefański 20 Poland POL 5-47:15
55 Jurgis Gedminas Lithuania LTU 5-50:04
56 Alfred Tourville 19 Canada CAN 5-51:05
57 Stanisław Kłosowicz 25 Poland POL 5-51:31
58 Henry O'Brien, Jr. 18 United States USA 5-53:23
59 Ladislav Brůžek Czechoslovakia TCH 5-54:07
60 Antun Banek Yugoslavia YUG 5-55:27
61 Józef Popowski Poland POL 5-55:39
62 Peter Smessaert 19 United States USA 5-56:32
63 Torchy Peden 22 Canada CAN 6-09:26
AC Ragnvald Martinsen 21 Norway NOR DNF
AC Reidar Raaen 31 Norway NOR DNF
AC Anton Kuys 24 Netherlands NED DNF
AC Vladas Jankauskas 25 Lithuania LTU DNF
AC Isakas Anolikas Lithuania LTU DNF
AC Lew Elder 23 Canada CAN DNF
AC Arthur Essing 23 Germany GER DNF
AC Bernhard Stübecke 24 Germany GER DNF
AC Charles Westerholm 30 United States USA DNF
AC Paul Litschi 24 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Marcel Pesch 17 Luxembourg LUX DNF
AC Otto Kürschner 24 Germany GER DNF