Cycling at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's tandem

The men's tandem at the 1928 Summer Olympics took place at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam.[1]

Men's tandem
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Competitors14 from 7 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Netherlands
Bernhard Leene, Daan van Dijk
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Great Britain
Ernest Chambers, John Sibbit
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Germany
Hans Bernhardt, Karl Köther
← 1924
1932 →

This track cycling event consisted of multiple rounds. The event was a single elimination tournament, with a third-place race between the semifinal losers.

The Dutch entrants for this race were Bernhard Leene and Daan van Dijk. They beat the Austrian team in the first round, and competed against the German team in the semi-final. After two rounds, the Dutch team fell, and the race was restarted. This second time, the Dutch team won with a small margin.

In the final, the Dutch team faced the British team, John Sibbit and Ernest Chambers. The British team led the race until the final corner, when the Dutch team overtook them.[2]

Match round



Round 1




Medal matches



  1. ^ "Cycling at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games: Men's Tandem". Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  2. ^ Description of the race Archived 24 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine (in Dutch)
  3. ^ "1928 Summer Olympics official report" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 April 2008.
  4. ^ "Cycling - Track 1928". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  5. ^ Canada withdrew.