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Cycling at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Date Started: August 1, 1932
Date Finished: August 3, 1932

Gold: FRA France
Silver: GBR Great Britain
Bronze: DEN Denmark


Only five teams were entered. In the first round, the French team of [Maurice Perrin] and [Louis Chaillot] outrode the British team of the Chambers brothers – [Ernest] and [Stanley]. In the second heat of the first round, the Danes [Harald Christensen] and [Willy Gervin] finished ahead of the Dutch team of [Bernard Leene] and [Jacobus van Egmond], but the Danish team was disqualified for cutting off the Dutch in the sprint. In the repêchage, the Dutch and Brits were joined by the American team, with the Americans eliminated. The semi-finals saw France beat Denmark. The British tandem advanced to the finals when the Dutch team forfeited because of a broken bike. This set up a re-match between Chaillot/Perrin and the Chambers brothers. In the final, the Chambers were no match for the French, who won easily by taking the first two races of the best of three final. The French cyclists were supported by being allowed to bring wine into the US, despite prohibition, as it was such a standard part of their diet. There was no bronze medal match but Christensen/Gervin won the bronze medal as they had lost in the semis to the gold medalists, and the Dutch had not competed.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsFinal RoundSemi-FinalsRound One RepêchageRound One

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 France FRA Gold
2 Great Britain GBR Silver
3 Denmark DEN Bronze
4 Netherlands NED
5 United States USA