Cycling at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's tandem

The men's tandem cycling event at the 1948 Summer Olympics took place between 7 and 11 August and was one of six events at the 1948 Olympics.[1]

Cycling - Men's tandem
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
VenueHerne Hill Velodrome, London
Dates7–11 August 1948
Competitors20 from 10 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ferdinando Terruzzi, Renato Perona
 Italy
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Reg Harris, Alan Bannister
 Great Britain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) René Faye, Gaston Dron
 France
← 1936
1952 →

ResultsEdit

First roundEdit

The first round took place on 7 August. The winners from each heat advanced to the quarterfinals. The losing pairs competed in the repechage round.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Jean Roth
Max Aeberli
  Switzerland 4:24.6
2 Klaas Buchly
Tinus van Gelder
  Netherlands

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Hans Andresen
Evan Klamer
  Denmark 4:53.6
2 Louis Van Schill
Roger De Pauw
  Belgium

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Ferdinando Terruzzi
Renato Perona
  Italy 4:58.4
2 Oscar Giacché
Miguel Passi
  Argentina

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 René Faye
Gaston Dron
  France 4:34.8
2 Marvin Thomson
Al Stiller
  United States

Heat 5

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Reg Harris
Alan Bannister
  Great Britain 5:37.9
2 Marvin Thomson
Al Stiller
  Austria

RepechageEdit

The repechage round took place on 7 August. The winners from each plus the fastest losing team advanced to the quarterfinals.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Louis Van Schill
Roger De Pauw
  Belgium 3:05.6
2 Klaas Buchly
Tinus van Gelder
  Netherlands
3 Oscar Giacché
Miguel Passi
  Argentina

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Marvin Thomson
Al Stiller
  United States 3:54.5
2 Kurt Nemetz
Erich Welt
  Austria

QuarterfinalsEdit

The quarterfinal round took place on 9 August. The winners from each heat advanced to the semifinals.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Reg Harris
Alan Bannister
  Great Britain 7:57.8
2 Klaas Buchly
Tinus van Gelder
  Netherlands

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 René Faye
Gaston Dron
  France 5:26.3
2 Hans Andresen
Evan Klamer
  Denmark

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Jean Roth
Max Aeberli
  Switzerland 3:58.5
2 Marvin Thomson
Al Stiller
  United States

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Ferdinando Terruzzi
Renato Perona
  Italy 4:35.6
2 Louis Van Schill
Roger De Pauw
  Belgium

SemifinalsEdit

The semifinal round took place on 9 August. The winners from each heat competed for the gold medal. The remaining teams competed for the bronze.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Reg Harris
Alan Bannister
  Great Britain 6:06.4
2 René Faye
Gaston Dron
  France

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Ferdinando Terruzzi
Renato Perona
  Italy 4:36.9
2 Jean Roth
Max Aeberli
  Switzerland

FinalEdit

The final races took place on 11 August and consisted of two best-of-three series. Italy won the gold medal series against the British team 2–1, while France took home the bronze against Switzerland by winning their series 2–0.

Gold medal race

Rank Name Nationality Time (Race 1) Time (Race 2) Time (Race 3)
  Ferdinando Terruzzi
Renato Perona
  Italy 4:38.8 3:55.1
  Reg Harris
Alan Bannister
  Great Britain 3:56.6

Bronze medal race

Rank Name Nationality Time (Race 1) Time (Race 2)
  René Faye
Gaston Dron
  France 3:59.9 2:56.2
4 Jean Roth
Max Aeberli
  Switzerland

Final standingsEdit

Rank Name Nationality
  Ferdinando Terruzzi
Renato Perona
  Italy
  Reg Harris
Alan Bannister
  Great Britain
  René Faye
Gaston Dron
  France
4 Jean Roth
Max Aeberli
  Switzerland
5 Louis Van Schill
Roger De Pauw
  Belgium
Hans Andresen
Evan Klamer
  Denmark
Klaas Buchly
Tinus van Gelder
  Netherlands
Marvin Thomson
Al Stiller
  United States
9 Kurt Nemetz
Erich Welt
  Austria
10 Oscar Giacché
Miguel Passi
  Argentina

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cycling at the 1948 London Summer Games: Men's Tandem". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 17 July 2014.

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