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Cycling at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

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Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Garden City Velodrome, Wilrijk, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 9, 1920
Date Finished: August 10, 1920

Gold: GBR Great Britain
Silver: RSA South Africa
Bronze: NED Netherlands


The tandem match sprint heats were held in late afternoon of the first day of cycling competition. The semi-finals and final of the tandems took place the next day. The final was all English-speaking, between a British and South African pair. The Brits trailed behind the Springboks for four laps, but jumped at the bell and won by one length. [Harry Ryan] had won four National Cycling Union championships by 1920, and he later became a prominent cycling official. [Thomas Lance] became a bookmaker in Brighton.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Great Britain GBR Gold
2 South Africa RSA Silver
3 Netherlands NED Bronze
4 Great Britain GBR
2 h1 r1/3 Denmark DEN
2 h2 r1/3 Belgium BEL
2 h3 r1/3 South Africa RSA
3 h1 r1/3 Great Britain GBR
3 h2 r1/3 Netherlands NED
3 h3 r1/3 France FRA
AC h4 r1/3 Belgium BEL DNF