Cycling at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's tandem

The men's tandem was a cycling event at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico, held on 20 to 21 October 1968. There were 28 participants from 14 nations.[1]

Men's cycling tandem
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Velodrome, Mexico City
Date20-21 October 1968
Competitors28 from 14 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Daniel Morelon, Pierre Trentin  France
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Jan Jansen, Leijn Loevesijn  Netherlands
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Daniel Goens, Robert Van Lancker  Belgium
← 1964
1972 →

Competition formatEdit

This tandem bicycle competition involved a series of head-to-head matches. The 1968 competition involved six rounds: four main rounds (first round, quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals) as well as a two-round repechage after the first round.[2]

  • First round: The 14 teams were divided into 7 heats of 2 cyclists each. The winner of each heat advanced directly to the quarterfinal (7 teams); the loser went to the repechage (7 teams).
  • Repechage: This was a two-round repechage. The repechage began with 3 heats of 2 or 3 teams each. The top team in each heat advanced to the second round, while the other team or teams in each heat were eliminated. The second round of this repechage featured a single heats of 3 teams, with the winner advancing to the quarterfinals and the losers eliminated.
  • Quarterfinals: Beginning with the quarterfinals, all matches were one-on-one competitions and were held in best-of-three format. There were 4 quarterfinals, with the winner of each advancing to the semifinals and the loser eliminated.
  • Semifinals: The two semifinals provided for advancement to the gold medal final for winners and to the bronze medal final for losers.
  • Finals: Both a gold medal final and a bronze medal final were held.

ResultsEdit

First roundEdit

First round heat 1Edit

Rank Cyclists Nation Time Notes
1 Luigi Borghetti
Walter Gorini
  Italy 10.29 Q
2 Juan Reyes
Ulises Váldez
  Cuba R

First round heat 2Edit

Rank Cyclists Nation Time Notes
1 Daniel Morelon
Pierre Trentin
  France 10.39 Q
2 Guillermo Mendoza
Julio Munguía
  Mexico R

First round heat 3Edit

Rank Cyclists Nation Time Notes
1 Daniel Goens
Robert Van Lancker
  Belgium 10.40 Q
2 Jack Disney
Charles Pranke
  United States R

First round heat 4Edit

Rank Cyclists Nation Time Notes
1 Miloš Jelínek
Ivan Kučírek
  Czechoslovakia 10.14 Q
2 Imants Bodnieks
Igor Tselovalnikov
  Soviet Union R

First round heat 5Edit

Rank Cyclists Nation Time Notes
1 Hans-Jürgen Geschke
Werner Otto
  East Germany 10.32 Q
2 András Baranyecz
Tibor Lendvai
  Hungary R

First round heat 6Edit

Rank Cyclists Nation Time Notes
1 Jan Jansen
Leijn Loevesijn
  Netherlands 9.96 Q
2 Jørgen Jensen
Per Sarto Jørgensen
  Denmark R

First round heat 7Edit

Rank Cyclists Nation Time Notes
1 Klaus Kobusch
Martin Stenzel
  West Germany 10.27 Q
2 Hilton Clarke
Gordon Johnson
  Australia R

Repechage heatsEdit

Repechage heat 1Edit

Rank Cyclists Nation Time Notes
1 Imants Bodnieks
Igor Tselovalnikov
  Soviet Union 10.33 Q
2 Juan Reyes
Ulises Váldez
  Cuba
3 Guillermo Mendoza
Julio Munguía
  Mexico

Repechage heat 2Edit

Rank Cyclists Nation Time Notes
1 András Baranyecz
Tibor Lendvai
  Hungary 10.23 Q
2 Jørgen Jensen
Per Sarto Jørgensen
  Denmark

Repechage heat 3Edit

Rank Cyclists Nation Time Notes
1 Hilton Clarke
Gordon Johnson
  Australia 10.26 Q
2 Jack Disney
Charles Pranke
  United States

Repechage finalEdit

Rank Cyclists Nation Time Notes
1 Imants Bodnieks
Igor Tselovalnikov
  Soviet Union 10.32 Q
2 András Baranyecz
Tibor Lendvai
  Hungary
3 Hilton Clarke
Gordon Johnson
  Australia

QuarterfinalsEdit

Quarterfinal 1Edit

Rank Cyclists Nation Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Notes
Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time
1 Luigi Borghetti
Walter Gorini
  Italy 1 10.03 1 10.21 N/A Q
2 Imants Bodnieks
Igor Tselovalnikov
  Soviet Union 2 2

Quarterfinal 2Edit

Rank Cyclists Nation Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Notes
Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time
1 Daniel Morelon
Pierre Trentin
  France 1 10.01 1 9.93 N/A Q
2 Klaus Kobusch
Martin Stenzel
  West Germany 2 2

Quarterfinal 3Edit

Rank Cyclists Nation Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Notes
Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time
1 Jan Jansen
Leijn Loevesijn
  Netherlands 2 1 9.88 1 10.03 Q
2 Miloš Jelínek
Ivan Kučírek
  Czechoslovakia 1 10.63 2 2

Quarterfinal 4Edit

Rank Cyclists Nation Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Notes
Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time
1 Daniel Goens
Robert Van Lancker
  Belgium 1 10.25 2 1 10.06 Q
2 Hans-Jürgen Geschke
Werner Otto
  East Germany 2 1 10.17 2

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Cyclists Nation Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Notes
Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time
1 Jan Jansen
Leijn Loevesijn
  Netherlands 2 1 10.10 1 10.34 Q
2 Luigi Borghetti
Walter Gorini
  Italy 1 9.96 2 2 B

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Cyclists Nation Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Notes
Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time
1 Daniel Morelon
Pierre Trentin
  France 1 10.24 1 10.60 N/A Q
2 Daniel Goens
Robert Van Lancker
  Belgium 2 2 B

FinalsEdit

Bronze medal matchEdit

Rank Cyclists Nation Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time
  Daniel Goens
Robert Van Lancker
  Belgium 1 10.60 1 11.20 N/A
4 Luigi Borghetti
Walter Gorini
  Italy 2 2

FinalEdit

Rank Cyclists Nation Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time
  Daniel Morelon
Pierre Trentin
  France 1 10.03 1 9.83 N/A
  Jan Jansen
Leijn Loevesijn
  Netherlands 2 2

Final classificationEdit

Rank Name Nationality
  Daniel Morelon
Pierre Trentin
  France
  Jan Jansen
Leijn Loevesijn
  Netherlands
  Daniel Goens
Robert Van Lancker
  Belgium
4 Walter Gorini
Luigi Borghetti
  Italy
5 Klaus Kobusch
Martin Stenzel
  West Germany
Werner Otto
Hans-Jürgen Geschke
  East Germany
Ivan Kučírek
Miloš Jelínek
  Czechoslovakia
Igor Tselovalnikov
Imants Bodnieks
  Soviet Union
9 András Baranyecz
Tibor Lendvai
  Hungary
10 Gordon Johnson
Hilton Clarke
  Australia
11 Juan Reyes
Ulises Váldez
  Cuba
Per Sarto Jørgensen
Jørgen Jensen
  Denmark
Jack Disney
Charles Pranke
  United States
Julio Munguía
Guillermo Mendoza
  Mexico

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cycling at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  2. ^ Official Report, vol. 3, p. 625.