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Ted Piercy

Full name: Edward Charles "Ted" Piercy
Gender: Male
Born: December 26, 1882 in Southwark, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: January 3, 1968 in [unknown], Surrey, Great Britain
Affiliations: Polytechnic C. C., Westminster (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Soon after taking up racing seriously, Ted Piercy joined the crack Polytechnic Cycling Club, and in 1907 was the half-mile handicap winner at the annual three-cornered match between the Poly, Putney and Paddington cycling clubs at Herne Hill. Piercy went on to win many races at club level, and on many tracks around the London area. He was a good handicap rider, mostly of distances up to a mile. He teamed up with [Cecil McKaig] to compete in the tandem at the 1908 Olympics. Piercy’s greatest achievement came after the Olympics when he won the one-mile race at the 1909 NCU London Centre Championship. He was originally placed second behind [Thomas Johnson] of Putney, but Piercy put in an objection on the grounds that Johnson “cut in”. The objection was upheld, and Piercy declared the winner. Piercy later became the proprietor of Hounslow Cycle Stores in Hounslow.

Some sources say Ted Piercy took part in the 1914 Milan-San Remo Classic, but that was Charles Alexander Piercey (Australia) who headed to Europe in 1914 to be part of first Australian team to compete in the Tour de France.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 25 London Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres Great Britain GBR 3 h3 r1/3

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank M
1908 Summer 25 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Three 3 at 2 lengths
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