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Cycling at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
Date Started: August 5, 1928
Date Finished: August 5, 1928

Gold: DEN Willy Falck Hansen
Silver: NED Gerard Bosch van Drakestein
Bronze: AUS Dunc Gray


The kilometre time trial was a new event, supposedly popular in Italy, although only one Italian rider competed, and he was not listed in the Official Report. Reports describe the competition as rather bland, although the Dutch audience got their hopes up when 39-year-old Dutchman [Gerard Bosch van Drakestein] took the early lead. He remained in gold medal position until the 14th starter, [Villy Falck Hansen]. Falck Hansen, who was mostly known for his victories in handicap races, won by a big margin.

In the results below, you will note that 8th place was [Francisco Rodríguez] (ARG) with 1:18.4, and =9th was [Angelo Cattaneo] (ITA) with 1:18.6. Neither is listed as competing in this event in the 1928 Official Report, although they are listed as entered in cycling events. They were discovered by recent research using Dutch newspapers from 1928 and confirmed by results seen in the book by Julius Wagner, Die Olympischen Spiele 1928 St. Moritz Amsterdam.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Willy Falck Hansen 22 Denmark DEN Gold 1:14.4 OR
2 Gerard Bosch van Drakestein 40 Netherlands NED Silver 1:15.2 OR
3 Dunc Gray 21 Australia AUS Bronze 1:15.6
4 Octave Dayen 21 France FRA 1:16.0 OR
5 Kurt Einsiedel 21 Germany GER 1:17.2
6T Ted Kerridge Great Britain GBR 1:18.0
6T Józef Lange 31 Poland POL 1:18.0
8 Francisco Rodríguez Argentina ARG 1:18.4
9T Jean Aerts 20 Belgium BEL 1:18.6
9T Angelo Cattaneo Italy ITA 1:18.6
11T Lew Elder 23 Canada CAN 1:19.0
11T Bertie Donnelly Ireland IRL 1:19.0
13 Erich Fäs Switzerland SUI 1:19.4
14 Eduardo Maillard Chile CHI 1:20.2
15 Ferry Dusika 20 Austria AUT 1:22.0
16 Galip Cav 15 Turkey TUR 1:22.6