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Cycling at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Date Started: August 1, 1932
Date Finished: August 1, 1932

Gold: AUS Dunc Gray
Silver: NED Jacques van Egmond
Bronze: FRA Charles Rampelberg

Summary

Australia’s Dunc Gray had lost in the semi-finals of the match sprint earlier in the day. He was eligible to race for the bronze medal in that event but declined, preferring to save himself for the kilo time trial. It paid off for him as he won the gold medal by 3/10th’s of a second over the silver medalist from the match sprint, Jacques van Egmond (NED). Only nine riders started the event. Van Egmond would return in 1933 to win the World Championships in the match sprint. Gray was ill with the flu the week before this event but was cured by a “miracle drug” given to him by his coach, Jim Ev. This contained brandy, which was quite remarkable in the middle of prohibition.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Dunc Gray 26 Australia AUS Gold 1:13.0 OR
2 Jacques van Egmond 24 Netherlands NED Silver 1:13.3
3 Charles Rampelberg 22 France FRA Bronze 1:13.4
4T William Harvell 24 Great Britain GBR 1:14.7
4T Luigi Consonni 27 Italy ITA 1:14.7
6 Lew Rush 19 Canada CAN 1:15.6
7 Harald Christensen 25 Denmark DEN 1:16.0
8 Bernard Mammes 20 United States USA 1:18.0
9 Ernesto Grobet 23 Mexico MEX 1:25.2