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Cycling at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

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Events:

Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Herne Hill Velodrome, London
Date Started: August 11, 1948
Date Finished: August 11, 1948

Gold: FRA Jacques Dupont
Silver: BEL Pierre Nihant
Bronze: GBR Tommy Godwin

Summary

The official world record was 1:10.0, set by Fabio Battesini in 1938. However, [Jacques Dupont] (FRA) had an unofficial time of 1:08.6 set at the Bordeaux track on a track sheltered by the stands. But the slow asphalt surface on the Herne Hill Velodrome kept the cyclists far slower than those times. Dupont won the event easily in 1:13.5, a full second faster than the silver medalist, Belgium’s [Pierre Nihant]. Dupont was only 20 but was the French champion in both the time-trial and the individual pursuit. Shortly after the Olympics he would place second in the individual pursuit World Championships. He then joined the professional peloton, and would win Paris-Tours in 1951 and 1955, the Circuit de l’Indre in 1952 and 1954, and was French national champion on the road in 1954.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Jacques Dupont 20 France FRA Gold 1:13.5
2 Pierre Nihant 23 Belgium BEL Silver 1:14.5
3 Tommy Godwin 27 Great Britain GBR Bronze 1:15.0
4 Hans Flückiger 22 Switzerland SUI 1:15.3
5 Axel Schandorff 23 Denmark DEN 1:15.5
6 Sid Patterson 20 Australia AUS 1:15.7
7 Jack Heid 24 United States USA 1:16.2
8 Walter Freitag 23 Austria AUT 1:16.8
9 Gino Guerra 23 Italy ITA 1:17.1
10 Onni Kasslin 21 Finland FIN 1:17.4
11 Carlos Tramútolo 23 Uruguay URU 1:17.5
12 Theo Blankenaauw 24 Netherlands NED 1:17.7
13 Jorge Sobrevila Argentina ARG 1:17.9
14 Julio César León 23 Venezuela VEN 1:18.1
15 Lorne Atkinson 27 Canada CAN 1:20.2
16T Compton Gonsalves 21 Trinidad and Tobago TTO 1:21.5
16T Reinaldo Paseiro 23 Cuba CUB 1:21.5
18 Adolfo Romero Mexico MEX 1:22.7
19 Rohinton Noble India IND 1:22.9
20 Wazir Ali 20 Pakistan PAK 1:24.8
21 Laddie Lewis Guyana GUY 1:25.0