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Albert Calvert

Full name: Albert Edward Calvert
Gender: Male
Born: 1887 in Preston, Lancashire, Great Britain
Died: March 18, 1919 in Preston, Lancashire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Albert Calvert started cycling competitively in 1904 and won the Salford Harriers quarter-mile handicap race at Belle Vue in his first season. He developed his cycling skills on the cinder track at the Preston Pleasure Gardens, and was a member of Preston West End CC most of his career, although he did also ride for Salford Harriers. At the start of his Olympic year, 1908, Calvert was still competing in handicap races, but leading up to the Games had shown so much improvement that he was selected for the 5,000 metres. It was after the Olympics, however, that Calvert enjoyed the most successful part of his career, winning the Northern one-mile title, and in 1910 the quarter-mile and half-mile titles at the AAA Cycling Championship at Herne Hill. Sadly, Calvert died in his early-30s in 1919

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer London Cycling Men's 5,000 metres Great Britain GBR AC h6 r1/2

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer London Cycling Great Britain Round One Heat Six AC
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