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1936  Berlin Summer Olympics

1936 Summer Olympics - The Results (Cycling)

Cycling at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games

 

  

Host City: Berlin, Germany
Date Started: August 6, 1936
Date Finished: August 8, 1936
Events: 6

Participants: 175 (175 men and 0 women) from 30 countries
Youngest Participant: NED Chris Kropman (16 years, 302 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR Jack Sibbit (41 years, 126 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): FRA Robert Charpentier and FRA Guy Lapébie (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): FRA France (7 medals)

Participating nations

175 cyclists from 30 nations competed.

  •  Australia (3)
  •  Austria (10)
  •  Belgium (8)
  •  Brazil (3)
  •  Bulgaria (10)
  •  Canada (6)
  •  Chile (4)
  •  Republic of China (1)
  •  Czechoslovakia (4)
  •  Denmark (11)
 
  •  Finland (2)
  •  France (8)
  •  Germany (12)
  •  Great Britain (11)
  •  Hungary (8)
  •  Italy (11)
  •  Latvia (4)
  •  Liechtenstein (1)
  •  Luxembourg (4)
  •  Netherlands (11)
 
  •  New Zealand (1)
  •  Norway (2)
  •  Peru (4)
  •  Poland (4)
  •  South Africa (2)
  •  Sweden (5)
  •  Switzerland (11)
  •  Turkey (4)
  •  United States (6)
  •  Yugoslavia (4)
  

Overview

The program was the same as in 1932. The track events were the kilometer time trial, match sprint, tandem match sprint, and the team pursuit, and were held in a specially built temporary Cycling Stadium, which was only finished on 1 July 1936. The stadium had a wooden surface, which led to fast times in the track events. The road event was different as it was conducted as a mass start race for the first time – previously it had usually been an individual time trial, except in 1896 and 1906. The distance was 100 km. The team road race reverted to the format used in 1924-28, with four riders on each team, the best three times to count towards the team time.

The cycling competition at the 1936 Summer Olympics consisted of two road cycling events and four track cycling events, all for men only

  

Medal summary

Road cycling

Track cycling
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Road race, Individual
details
 Robert Charpentier (FRA)  Guy Lapébie (FRA)  Ernst Nievergelt (SUI)
Road race, Team
details
 France (FRA)
Robert Charpentier
Robert Dorgebray
Guy Lapébie
 Switzerland (SUI)
Edgar Buchwalder
Ernst Nievergelt
Kurt Ott
 Belgium (BEL)
Auguste Garrebeek
Armand Putzeys
François Vandermotte
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Pursuit, team
details
 France (FRA)
Roger-Jean Le Nizerhy
Robert Charpentier
Jean Goujon
Guy Lapébie
 Italy (ITA)
Severino Rigoni
Bianco Bianchi
Mario Gentili
Armando Latini
 Great Britain (GBR)
Ernie Mills
Harry Hill
Ernest Johnson
Charles King
Sprint
details
 Toni Merkens (GER)  Arie van Vliet (NED)  Louis Chaillot (FRA)
Tandem
details
 Ernst Ihbe
and Carl Lorenz (GER)
 Bernhard Leene
and Hendrik Ooms (NED)
 Pierre Georget
and Georges Maton (FRA)
1000m time trial
details
 Arie van Vliet (NED)  Pierre Georget (FRA)  Rudolf Karsch (GER)
  

Medal table

 
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France (FRA) 3 2 2 7
2  Germany (GER) 2 0 1 3
3  Netherlands (NED) 1 2 0 3
4  Switzerland (SUI) 0 1 1 2
5  Italy (ITA) 0 1 0 1
6  Belgium (BEL) 0 0 1 1
 Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1
Totals (7 nations) 6 6 6 18
 

Men's Road Race, Individual

 Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Avus North Curve, Berlin
Date Started: August 10, 1936
Date Finished: August 10, 1936
Format: 100 kilometre mass start race.

Competitors 99from 28 nations

Summary

This was the first time that the cycling road race was conducted as a mass start event. The race started and at 8 AM at the North Curve of the Avus motor racing circuit, with the finish line drawn there as well. The course was an out-and-back one over relatively flat roads, and it was not difficult enough to break apart most of the peleton. There were a number of crashes during the race. Many riders used the innovative three-speed bikes, but several of the Peruvian riders had trouble controlling their bikes with these and caused at least one major crash. Some 40 riders sprinted for victory in the final metres, with France’s [Robert Charpentier] defeating his countryman [Guy Lapébie] by a bike length. They led the French team to an easy victory in the team road race. Behind them, the German officials had trouble placing the remaining cyclists, and a large group of cyclists was placed in 16th position. There was another large crash only a few yards from the finish line, which took down about 20 riders, several of whom could not finish.

Charpentier had been runner-up at the 1935 World Championships. He turned professional but with little success, and his career was interrupted by World War II. Lapébie fared better as a pro, finishing third in the 1948 Tour de France, and competing thru 1952. His older brother, Roger Lapébie, was a well-known pro, and won the 1937 Tour de France.

The 1936 Official Report does not list any riders as did not finish, but it appears several of the riders did not complete the course. We have been able to find information on some of these from other sources, but it is possible that some of the riders we list as having finished did not actually complete the course.

The men's individual road race cycling event at the 1936 Olympic Games took place on 10 August over 100 km. This was the first time that the cycling road race was conducted as a mass start event and was one of six cycling events at the 1936 Olympics.[1] The Men's team road race was held in conjunction with this event, with teams having four riders and the team time taken as sum of the team's three best finishers

Results

Final

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Robert Charpentier  France 2:33:05.0  
2nd, silver medalist(s) Guy Lapébie  France 2:33:05.2  
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ernst Nievergelt  Switzerland 2:33:05.8  
4 Fritz Scheller  Germany 2:33:06.0  
Charles Holland  Great Britain 2:33:06.0  
Robert Dorgebray  France 2:33:06.0  
7 Pierino Favalli  Italy 2:33:06.2  
8 Auguste Garrebeek  Belgium 2:33:06.6  
Armand Putzeyse  Belgium 2:33:06.6  
Talat Tunçalp  Turkey 2:33:06.6  
11 Edgar Buchwalder  Switzerland 2:33:07.0  
12 Frode Sørensen  Denmark 2:33:07.2  
August Prosenik  Yugoslavia 2:33:07.2  
14 Kurt Ott  Switzerland 2:33:07.6  
15 Glauco Servadei  Italy 2:33:07.8  
16 Tassy Johnson  Australia 2:33:08.0  
Virgilius Altmann  Austria 2:33:08.0  
Hans Höfner  Austria 2:33:08.0  
Eugen Schnalek  Austria 2:33:08.0  
Jean-François Van Der Motte  Belgium 2:33:08.0  
Kanyo Dzhambazov  Bulgaria 2:33:08.0  
Arne Petersen  Denmark 2:33:08.0  
Thor Porko  Finland 2:33:08.0  
Jean Goujon  France 2:33:08.0  
János Bognár  Hungary 2:33:08.0  
István Liszkay  Hungary 2:33:08.0  
Corrado Ardizzoni  Italy 2:33:08.0  
Jacques Majerus  Luxembourg 2:33:08.0  
Franz Neuens  Luxembourg 2:33:08.0  
Nico van Gageldonk  Netherlands 2:33:08.0  
Wacław Starzyński  Poland 2:33:08.0  
Stanisław Zieliński  Poland 2:33:08.0  
Hennie Binneman  South Africa 2:33:08.0  
Gottlieb Weber  Switzerland 2:33:08.0  
Arne Berg  Sweden 2:33:08.0  
Josef Lošek  Czechoslovakia 2:33:08.0  
Franc Gartner  Yugoslavia 2:33:08.0  
AC Mārtiņš Mazūrs  Latvia 2:37:08.0e  
Arvīds Immermanis  Latvia 2:52:08.0e  
Aleksejs Jurjevs  Latvia 2:52:08.0e  
Jānis Vītols  Latvia 2:52:08.0e  
Chris Wheeler  Australia no time  
Karl Kühn  Austria no time  
Jef Lowagie  Belgium no time  
Dertônio Ferrer  Brazil no time  
José Magnani  Brazil no time  
Hermógenes Netto  Brazil no time  
Nikola Nenov  Bulgaria no time  
Aleksandar Nikolov  Bulgaria no time  
Gennadi Simov  Bulgaria no time  
Lionel Coleman  Canada no time  
George Crompton  Canada no time  
Rusty Peden  Canada no time  
George Turner  Canada no time  
Jesús Chousal  Chile no time  
Jorge Guerra  Chile no time  
Rafael Montero  Chile no time  
Manuel Riquelme  Chile no time  
Knud Jacobsen  Denmark no time  
Tage Møller  Denmark no time  
Tauno Lindgren  Finland no time  
Jackie Bone  Great Britain no time  
Willi Meurer  Germany no time  
Fritz Ruland  Germany no time  
Emil Schöpflin  Germany no time  
István Adorján  Hungary no time  
Károly Nemes-Nótás  Hungary no time  
Elio Bavutti  Italy no time  
Adolf Schreiber  Liechtenstein no time  
Paul Frantz  Luxembourg no time  
Rudy Houtsch  Luxembourg no time  
René van Hove  Netherlands no time  
George Giles  New Zealand no time  
Manuel Bacigalupo  Peru no time  
Gregorio Caloggero  Peru no time  
José Mazzini  Peru no time  
César Peñaranda  Peru no time  
Mieczysław Kapiak  Poland no time  
Wiktor Olecki  Poland no time  
Ted Clayton  South Africa no time  
Berndt Carlsson  Sweden no time  
Ingvar Ericsson  Sweden no time  
Vilém Jakl  Czechoslovakia no time  
Hans Leutelt  Czechoslovakia no time  
Miloslav Loos  Czechoslovakia no time  
Kirkor Canbazyan  Turkey no time  
Kazım Bingen  Turkey no time  
Orhan Suda  Turkey no time  
Albert Byrd  United States no time  
Charles Morton  United States no time  
Paul Nixon  United States no time  
John Sinibaldi  United States no time  
Josip Pokupec  Yugoslavia no time  
Ivan Valant  Yugoslavia no time  
Bill Messer  Great Britain DNF  
Alick Bevan  Great Britain DNF  
Gerrit Schulte  Netherlands DNF  
Philippus Vethaak  Netherlands DNF  
Sven Johansson  Sweden DNF  

Final Standings

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Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T  
1 Robert Charpentier 20 France FRA Gold 2-33:05.0  
2 Guy Lapébie 19 France FRA Silver 2-33:05.2  
3 Ernst Nievergelt 26 Switzerland SUI Bronze 2-33:05.8  
4T Fritz Scheller 21 Germany GER   2-33:06.0  
4T Charles Holland 27 Great Britain GBR   2-33:06.0  
4T Robert Dorgebray 20 France FRA   2-33:06.0  
7 Pierino Favalli 22 Italy ITA   2-33:06.2  
8T Auguste Garrebeek 24 Belgium BEL   2-33:06.6  
8T Armand Putzeyse 19 Belgium BEL   2-33:06.6  
8T Talat Tunçalp 20 Turkey TUR   2-33:06.6  
11 Edgar Buchwalder 20 Switzerland SUI   2-33:07.0  
12T Frode Sørensen 24 Denmark DEN   2-33:07.2  
12T August Prosenik 19 Yugoslavia YUG   2-33:07.2  
14 Kurt Ott 23 Switzerland SUI   2-33:07.6  
15 Glauco Servadei 23 Italy ITA   2-33:07.8  
16T Tassy Johnson 19 Australia AUS   2-33:08.0  
16T Virgilius Altmann 23 Austria AUT   2-33:08.0  
16T Hans Höfner 23 Austria AUT   2-33:08.0  
16T Eugen Schnalek 25 Austria AUT   2-33:08.0  
16T Jean-François Van Der Motte 22 Belgium BEL   2-33:08.0  
16T Kanyo Dzhambazov 25 Bulgaria BUL   2-33:08.0  
16T Arne Petersen 23 Denmark DEN   2-33:08.0  
16T Thor Porko 31 Finland FIN   2-33:08.0  
16T Jean Goujon 22 France FRA   2-33:08.0  
16T János Bognár 22 Hungary HUN   2-33:08.0  
16T István Liszkay 23 Hungary HUN   2-33:08.0  
16T Corrado Ardizzoni 20 Italy ITA   2-33:08.0  
16T Jacques Majerus 20 Luxembourg LUX   2-33:08.0  
16T Franz Neuens 23 Luxembourg LUX   2-33:08.0  
16T Nico van Gageldonk 23 Netherlands NED   2-33:08.0  
16T Wacław Starzyński 25 Poland POL   2-33:08.0  
16T Stanisław Zieliński 24 Poland POL   2-33:08.0  
16T Hennie Binneman 22 South Africa RSA   2-33:08.0  
16T Gottlieb Weber 26 Switzerland SUI   2-33:08.0  
16T Arne Berg 26 Sweden SWE   2-33:08.0  
16T Josef LoÅ¡ek 24 Czechoslovakia TCH   2-33:08.0  
16T Franjo Gartner 31 Yugoslavia YUG   2-33:08.0  
AC Mārtiņš MazÅ«rs 28 Latvia LAT   2-37:08.0e  
AC ArvÄ«ds Immermanis 23 Latvia LAT   2-52:08.0e  
AC Aleksejs Jurjevs 26 Latvia LAT   2-52:08.0e  
AC Jānis VÄ«tols 25 Latvia LAT   2-52:08.0e  
AC Chris Wheeler 22 Australia AUS   no time  
AC Karl Kühn 32 Austria AUT   no time  
AC Jef Lowagie 32 Belgium BEL   no time  
AC Dertônio Ferrer 39 Brazil BRA   no time  
AC José Magnani 23 Brazil BRA   no time  
AC Hermógenes Netto 22 Brazil BRA   no time  
AC Nikola Nenov 28 Bulgaria BUL   no time  
AC Aleksandar Nikolov 23 Bulgaria BUL   no time  
AC Gennadi Simov 29 Bulgaria BUL   no time  
AC Lionel Coleman 18 Canada CAN   no time  
AC George Crompton 22 Canada CAN   no time  
AC Rusty Peden 20 Canada CAN   no time  
AC George Turner   Canada CAN   no time  
AC Jesús Chousal 25 Chile CHI   no time  
AC Jorge Guerra 22 Chile CHI   no time  
AC Rafael Montero 23 Chile CHI   no time  
AC Manuel Riquelme 24 Chile CHI   no time  
AC Knud Jacobsen 22 Denmark DEN   no time  
AC Tage Møller 22 Denmark DEN   no time  
AC Tauno Lindgren 24 Finland FIN   no time  
AC Jackie Bone 21 Great Britain GBR   no time  
AC Willi Meurer 20 Germany GER   no time  
AC Fritz Ruland 22 Germany GER   no time  
AC Emil Schöpflin 26 Germany GER   no time  
AC István Adorján 22 Hungary HUN   no time  
AC Károly Nemes-Nótás 24 Hungary HUN   no time  
AC Elio Bavutti 22 Italy ITA   no time  
AC Adolf Schreiber 22 Liechtenstein LIE   no time  
AC Paul Frantz 21 Luxembourg LUX   no time  
AC Rudy Houtsch 20 Luxembourg LUX   no time  
AC René van Hove 23 Netherlands NED   no time  
AC George Giles 22 New Zealand NZL   no time  
AC Manuel Bacigalupo 19 Peru PER   no time  
AC Gregorio Caloggero 19 Peru PER   no time  
AC José Mazzini 26 Peru PER   no time  
AC César Peñaranda 21 Peru PER   no time  
AC Mieczysław Kapiak 24 Poland POL   no time  
AC Wiktor Olecki 26 Poland POL   no time  
AC Ted Clayton 25 South Africa RSA   no time  
AC Berndt Carlsson 29 Sweden SWE   no time  
AC Ingvar Ericsson 22 Sweden SWE   no time  
AC Vilém Jakl 21 Czechoslovakia TCH   no time  
AC Hans Leutelt 21 Czechoslovakia TCH   no time  
AC Miloslav Loos 22 Czechoslovakia TCH   no time  
AC Kirkor Canbazyan 24 Turkey TUR   no time  
AC Kazım Bingen 24 Turkey TUR   no time  
AC Orhan Suda 20 Turkey TUR   no time  
AC Albert Byrd 20 United States USA   no time  
AC Charles Morton 19 United States USA   no time  
AC Paul Nixon 22 United States USA   no time  
AC John Sinibaldi 22 United States USA   no time  
AC Josip Pokupec 22 Yugoslavia YUG   no time  
AC Ivan Valant 26 Yugoslavia YUG   no time  
AC Bill Messer 21 Great Britain GBR     DNF
AC Alick Bevan 21 Great Britain GBR     DNF
AC Gerrit Schulte 20 Netherlands NED     DNF
AC Philippus Vethaak 21 Netherlands NED     DNF
AC Sven Johansson 22 Sweden SWE     DNF

Men's Road Race, Team

Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Avus North Curve, Berlin
Date Started: August 10, 1936
Date Finished: August 10, 1936
Format: 100 kilometre mass start race. Total time of nation's three best riders to count for team time.

Competitors 88 (individuals) 22 (teams)from 22 nations

Summary

The race was ridden as a mass start for the first time in Olympic history. The course was too easy to break apart the peleton, and consequently, only eight seconds separated the five teams that had three riders to finish the race. French riders finished 1st, 2nd, and =4th in the individual race, giving them a 4.2 second margin for the gold medal over Switzerland. Only five teams were actually placed, because not all individual times could be recorded due to the large pack at the finish, and the timekeeping system failed.

The men's team road race cycling event at the 1936 Olympic Games took place on 10 August and was one of six events at the 1936 Olympics. It was competed as a 100 km massed start event in conjunction with the Men's individual road race. Teams had four riders and the team time taken as sum of the team's three best finishers.[1] Only the first five teams across the line recorded a time, due to a failure with the timekeeping system

Results

Final

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Robert Charpentier
Robert Dorgebray
Guy Lapébie
Jean Goujon
 France 7:39:16.2  
2nd, silver medalist(s) Edgar Buchwalder
Ernst Nievergelt
Kurt Ott
Gottlieb Weber
 Switzerland 7:39:20.4  
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Auguste Garrebeek
Armand Putzeyse
Jean-François Van Der Motte
Jef Lowagie
 Belgium 7:39:21.0  
4 Pierino Favalli
Glauco Servadei
Corrado Ardizzoni
Elio Bavutti
 Italy 7:39:22.0  
5 Virgilius Altmann
Hans Höfner
Eugen Schnalek
Karl Kühn
 Austria 7:39:24.0  
AC Mārtiņš Mazūrs
Arvīds Immermanis
Aleksejs Jurjevs
Jānis Vītols
 Latvia 8:21:24.0e Estimated time
Kanyo Dzhambazov
Aleksandar Nikolov
Gennadi Simov
Nikola Nenov
 Bulgaria no time  
Rusty Peden
George Crompton
George Turner
Lionel Coleman
 Canada no time  
Jesús Chousal
Jorge Guerra
Manuel Riquelme
Rafael Montero
 Chile no time  
Hans Leutelt
Josef Lošek
Miloslav Loos
Vilém Jakl
 Czechoslovakia no time  
Frode Sørensen
Arne Petersen
Knud Jacobsen
Tage Møller
 Denmark no time  
Fritz Scheller
Emil Schöpflin
Fritz Ruland
Willi Meurer
 Germany no time  
István Liszkay
János Bognár
István Adorján
Károly Nemes-Nótás
 Hungary no time  
Franz Neuens
Jacques Majerus
Paul Frantz
Rudy Houtsch
 Luxembourg no time  
César Peñaranda
Gregorio Caloggero
José Mazzini
Manuel Bacigalupo
 Peru no time  
Stanisław Zieliński
Wacław Starzyński
Mieczysław Kapiak
Wiktor Olecki
 Poland no time  
Arne Berg
Berndt Carlsson
Ingvar Ericsson
Sven Johansson
 Sweden no time  
Talat Tunçalp
Kirkor Canbazyan
Kazım Bingen
Orhan Suda
 Turkey no time  
Albert Byrd
Charles Morton
John Sinibaldi
Paul Nixon
 United States no time  
August Prosenik
Franc Gartner
Ivan Valant
Josip Pokupec
 Yugoslavia no time  
Charles Holland
Jackie Bone
Alick Bevan
Bill Messer
 Great Britain no time DNF
Nico van Gageldonk
Gerrit Schulte
Philippus Vethaak
René van Hove
 Netherlands no time DNF

Men's Sprint

Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Olympic Cycling Stadium, Berlin
Date Started: August 6, 1936
Date Finished: August 7, 1936
Format: 1,000 metres.

Competitors 20from 20 nations

Summary

The two best amateur sprinters in 1936 were [Toni Merkens] (GER) and [Arie van Vliet] (NED). Van Vliet placed second at the World Championships in both 1934 and to Merkens in 1935, despite having beaten him in the 1934 semi-finals. In 1936, only the gold and bronze medal matches were best two of three races. In the semi-finals, Merkens defeated Italy’s [Benedetto Pola]. The other semi saw van Vliet against the 1932 silver medalist, [Louis Chaillot] of France. In the first race of the final, Merkens led on the last curve, but van Vliet was about to pass him, when Merkens rode him up the bank in a blatant foul. Van Vliet raised his hand in protest and the jury deliberated. But the second race went on before a decision was announced, and it was also won by Merkens. The Dutch team then protested to the Jury of Appeal, but they confirmed the earlier verdict. In an unusual ruling, to say the least, Merkens was not disqualified in the first race, but instead was fined 100 Reichsmarks. While this not uncommon in professional racing, it was unheard of among the amateurs. Merkens turned professional only a few days after the Olympic races ended. Later in 1936 Van Vliet won the amateur World Championships, and would later win three professional sprint titles – 1938, 1948, and 1953 – and placed second as late as 1957.

The men's sprint cycling event at the 1936 Summer Olympics took place on 6 and 7 August and was one of six events at the 1936 Olympics. When van Vliet began to overtake Merkens in the first race of the final, Merkens swerved to the right and blatantly interfered with Van Vliet. No penalty was called, and a disconcerted van Vliet lost the second race. The Dutch team protested, but instead of being disqualified, Merkens was fined 100 marks instead.

Finals

Both the gold and bronze medal finals were conducted as best-of-three competitions. In each case, the same team won both of the first two races, making a third race unnecessary. Merkens was fined for "deviating from the racing lane" in the first race of the final, though was allowed to finish the competition.[3]

Gold medal final
Rank Name Nation Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 W L
1st, gold medalist(s) Toni Merkens  Germany 11.8 11.8 2 0
2nd, silver medalist(s) Arie van Vliet  Netherlands     0 2
Bronze medal final
Rank Name Nation Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 W L
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Louis Chaillot  France 12.2 12.0 2 0
4 Benedetto Pola  Italy     0 2

Semifinals

The semifinal winners advanced to the gold medal final, while the losers competed in the bronze medal final.

Semifinal 1
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Toni Merkens  Germany 12.4 Q
2 Benedetto Pola  Italy   B
Semifinal 2
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Arie van Vliet  Netherlands 12.0 Q
2 Louis Chaillot  France   B

Round 3

The winners qualified for the semifinals; the losers were eliminated.

Heat 1
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Louis Chaillot  France 12.6 Q
2 Karl Magnussen  Denmark    
Heat 2
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Arie van Vliet  Netherlands 13.0 Q
2 Dunc Gray  Australia    
Heat 3
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Benedetto Pola  Italy 12.6 Q
2 Werner Wägelin  Switzerland    
Heat 4
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Toni Merkens  Germany 13.0 Q
2 Henri Collard  Belgium    

Round 2

The winner of each heat advanced; the loser was eliminated.

Heat 1
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Karl Magnussen  Denmark 13.4 Q
2 Imre Győrffy  Hungary    
Heat 2
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Toni Merkens  Germany 13.0 Q
2 Haakon Sandtorp  Norway    
Heat 3
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Werner Wägelin  Switzerland 13.4 Q
2 Ted Clayton  South Africa    
Heat 4
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Benedetto Pola  Italy 12.6 Q
2 George Giles  New Zealand    
Heat 5
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Arie van Vliet  Netherlands 12.0 Q
2 Franz Dusika  Austria    
Heat 6
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Dunc Gray  Australia 12.2 Q
2 Ray Hicks  Great Britain    
Heat 7
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Louis Chaillot  France 12.0 Q
2 Doug Peace  Canada    
Heat 8
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Henri Collard  Belgium 13.2 Q
2 Al Sellinger  United States    

Round 1

The winner in each heat qualified for the second round. The loser was relegated to the repechage for another chance at qualifying.

Heat 1
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Henri Collard  Belgium 13.2 Q
2 Dunc Gray  Australia   R
Heat 2
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Louis Chaillot  France 12.8 Q
2 Nedyu Rachev  Bulgaria   R
Heat 3
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Ray Hicks  Great Britain 13.6 Q
2 Manuel Riquelme  Chile   R
Heat 4
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Arie van Vliet  Netherlands 12.6 Q
2 Doug Peace  Canada   R
Heat 5
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Benedetto Pola  Italy 14.0 Q
2 Howard Wing  China   R
Heat 6
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Werner Wägelin  Switzerland 12.4 Q
2 Haakon Sandtorp  Norway   R
Heat 7
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 George Giles  New Zealand 12.6 Q
2 Imre Győrffy  Hungary   R
Heat 8
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Toni Merkens  Germany 12.8 Q
2 Al Sellinger  United States   R
Heat 9
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Franz Dusika  Austria 15.0 Q
2 Ted Clayton  South Africa   R
Heat 10
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Karl Magnussen  Denmark 13.2 Q
2 José Mazzini  Peru   R

Repechage

The last place finisher in each repechage was eliminated. The winner of each heat advanced to the second round, along with the second place finisher in heats where there were three cyclists.

Repechage 1
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Dunc Gray  Australia 13.0 Q
2 Ted Clayton  South Africa   Q
3 José Mazzini  Peru    
Repechage 2
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Al Sellinger  United States 13.4 Q
2 Imre Győrffy  Hungary   Q
3 Nedyu Rachev  Bulgaria    
Repechage 3
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Haakon Sandtorp  Norway 13.0 Q
2 Manuel Riquelme  Chile    
Repechage 4
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Doug Peace  Canada 15.2 Q
2 Howard Wing  China    

Final Standings

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Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Toni Merkens 24 Germany GER Gold  
2 Arie van Vliet 20 Netherlands NED Silver  
3 Louis Chaillot 22 France FRA Bronze  
4 Benedetto Pola 21 Italy ITA    
5T Henri Collard 24 Belgium BEL    
5T Dunc Gray 30 Australia AUS    
5T Karl Magnussen 21 Denmark DEN    
5T Werner Wägelin 22 Switzerland SUI    
2 h1 r3/6 Imre Győrffy 30 Hungary HUN    
2 h2 r3/6 Haakon Sandtorp 24 Norway NOR    
2 h3 r3/6 Ted Clayton 25 South Africa RSA    
2 h4 r3/6 George Giles 22 New Zealand NZL    
2 h5 r3/6 Ferry Dusika 28 Austria AUT    
2 h6 r3/6 Ray Hicks 19 Great Britain GBR    
2 h7 r3/6 Doug Peace 17 Canada CAN    
2 h8 r3/6 Al Sellinger 22 United States USA    
2 h3 r2/6 Manuel Riquelme 24 Chile CHI    
2 h4 r2/6 Howard Wing 20 China CHN    
3 h1 r2/6 José Mazzini 26 Peru PER    
3 h2 r2/6 Nedyu Rachev 20 Bulgaria BUL  

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Olympic Cycling Stadium, Berlin
Date Started: August 8, 1936
Date Finished: August 8, 1936

Competitors 19from 19 nations

Summary

[Arie van Vliet] (NED) had been second in the sprint at the 1934 and 1935 World Championships. The day before this event, he had placed second again, to Germany’s [Toni Merkens] in a controversial final. Merkens did not compete in the time trial, and van Vliet won gold, leading France’s [Pierre Georget] by 8/10th’s of a second. At the 1936 World Championships, van Vliet and Georget also finished 1-2, in that order, in the match sprint. Georget would again finish second in the sprint at the 1937 World Championships.

The men's 1000m time trial cycling event at the 1936 Summer Olympics took place on 8 August and was one of six events at the 1936 Olympics

Final

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Arie van Vliet  Netherlands 1:12.0 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Pierre Georget  France 1:12.8  
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Rudolf Karsch  Germany 1:13.2  
4 Benedetto Pola  Italy 1:13.6  
5 Arne Pedersen  Denmark 1:14.0  
László Orczán  Hungary 1:14.0  
7 Ray Hicks  Great Britain 1:14.8  
8 George Giles  New Zealand 1:15.0  
Edy Baumann  Switzerland 1:15.0  
10 Al Sellinger  United States 1:15.2  
11 Tassy Johnson  Australia 1:15.8  
12 Frans Cools  Belgium 1:16.0  
13 Alfred Mohr  Austria 1:16.4  
14 Harry Haraldsen  Norway 1:16.8  
15 Bob McLeod  Canada 1:17.0  
Ted Clayton  South Africa 1:17.0  
17 Jonas Persson  Sweden 1:17.2  
18 Thor Porko  Finland 1:18.2  
AC Boris Dimitrov  Bulgaria   DNF

Final Standings

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Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T  
1 Arie van Vliet 20 Netherlands NED Gold 1:12.0 OR
2 Pierre Georget 18 France FRA Silver 1:12.8  
3 Rudolf Karsch 22 Germany GER Bronze 1:13.2  
4 Benedetto Pola 21 Italy ITA   1:13.6  
5T Arne Pedersen 18 Denmark DEN   1:14.0  
5T László Orczán 24 Hungary HUN   1:14.0  
7 Ray Hicks 19 Great Britain GBR   1:14.8  
8T George Giles 22 New Zealand NZL   1:15.0  
8T Edy Baumann 22 Switzerland SUI   1:15.0  
10 Al Sellinger 22 United States USA   1:15.2  
11 Tassy Johnson 19 Australia AUS   1:15.8  
12 Frans Cools 18 Belgium BEL   1:16.0  
13 Alfred Mohr 23 Austria AUT   1:16.4  
14 Harry Haraldsen 24 Norway NOR   1:16.8  
15T Bob McLeod 23 Canada CAN   1:17.0  
15T Ted Clayton 25 South Africa RSA   1:17.0  
17 Jonas Persson 23 Sweden SWE   1:17.2  
18 Thor Porko 31 Finland FIN   1:18.2  
AC Boris Dimitrov 24 Bulgaria BUL     DNF

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Olympic Cycling Stadium, Berlin
Date Started: August 7, 1936
Date Finished: August 8, 1936

Competitors 22from 11 nations

Summary

Eleven tandems came to the mark, racing in five first round heats. The winners of those heats joined three repêchage winners in the quarter-finals. All matches were a single race until the medal rounds, which were best two of three. The semi-finals saw the German team of [Ernst Ihbe] and [Carl Lorenz] face the French team of [Pierre Georget] and [Georges Maton], and the Dutch team of [Bernhard Leene] and [Henk Ooms] racing the Italians, [Carlo Legutti] and [Bruno Loatti]. The first semi was close, with Germany defeating the French by just over a wheel, but in the second semi, the Netherlands easily defeated Italy. The final saw Germany, clearly the best team in the event, win the gold medal in two straight races, both by fairly comfortable margins. France defeated Italy for the bronze medal. For the Netherlands, Bernhard Leene was competing in his third straight Olympics on the tandem, having won gold in 1928 with [Daan van Dijk], and placing fourth in 1932. Bronze medalist Pierre Georget also won a silver in the kilometer time trial and in 1936 and 1937 would place second at the World Championships in the match sprint.

 

The men's tandem cycling event at the 1936 Summer Olympics took place on 7 and 8 August and was one of six events at the 1936 Olympics

Finals

Both the gold and bronze medal finals were conducted as best-of-three competitions. In each case, the same team won both of the first two races, making a third race unnecessary.

Gold medal final
Rank Name Nation Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 W L
1st, gold medalist(s) Ernst Ihbe
Carl Lorenz
 Germany 11.0 11.0 2 0
2nd, silver medalist(s) Bernard Leene
Hendrik Ooms
 Netherlands     0 2
Bronze medal final
Rank Name Nation Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 W L
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Pierre Georget
Georges Maton
 France 11.0 11.4 2 0
4 Carlo Legutti
Bruno Loatti
 Italy     0 2

Semifinals

The semifinal winners advanced to the gold medal final. The losers competed in a bronze medal final.

Semifinal 1
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Ernst Ihbe
Carl Lorenz
 Germany 11.4 Q
2 Pierre Georget
Georges Maton
 France   B
Heat 2
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Bernard Leene
Hendrik Ooms
 Netherlands 11.4 Q
2 Carlo Legutti
Bruno Loatti
 Italy   B

Round 2

The winners of each heat advanced to the semifinals. The losers were eliminated.

Heat 1
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Pierre Georget
Georges Maton
 France 11.0 Q
2 Frans Cools
Roger Pirotte
 Belgium    
Heat 2
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Ernst Ihbe
Carl Lorenz
 Germany 11.8 Q
2 Heino Dissing
Bjørn Stiler
 Denmark    
Heat 3
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Bernard Leene
Hendrik Ooms
 Netherlands 11.2 Q
2 Ernest Chambers
John Sibbit
 Great Britain    
Heat 4
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Carlo Legutti
Bruno Loatti
 Italy 11.0 Q
2 William Logan
Al Sellinger
 United States    

Round 1

The winning pair of each heat advanced to the second round. The second-place and third-place pairs were relegated to the repechage for another chance at qualifying.

Heat 1
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Frans Cools
Roger Pirotte
 Belgium 11.4 Q
2 Heino Dissing
Bjørn Stiler
 Denmark   R
Heat 2
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Pierre Georget
Georges Maton
 France 11.0 Q
2 Franz Dusika
Alfred Mohr
 Austria   R
Heat 3
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Bernard Leene
Hendrik Ooms
 Netherlands 11.2 Q
2 Karl Burkhart
Fritz Ganz
 Switzerland   R
Heat 4
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Carlo Legutti
Bruno Loatti
 Italy 11.6 Q
2 Ernest Chambers
John Sibbit
 Great Britain   R
Heat 5
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Ernst Ihbe
Carl Lorenz
 Germany 11.6 Q
2 William Logan
Al Sellinger
 United States   R
3 Miklós Németh
Ferenc Pelvássy
 Hungary   R

Repechage

The winners of each repechage heat qualified for the second round. The losers were eliminated.

Repechage 1
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Heino Dissing
Bjørn Stiler
 Denmark 11.4 Q
2 Franz Dusika
Alfred Mohr
 Austria    
Repechage 2
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 William Logan
Al Sellinger
 United States 12.0 Q
2 Karl Burkhart
Fritz Ganz
 Switzerland    
Repechage 3
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Ernest Chambers
John Sibbit
 Great Britain Q
2 Miklós Németh
Ferenc Pelvássy
 Hungary DNS  

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Olympic Cycling Stadium, Berlin
Date Started: August 6, 1936
Date Finished: August 8, 1936

Competitors 53from 13 nations

Summary

The French team was considered the strongest. It was led by [Robert Charpentier], who would win the individual road race in Berlin, and [Guy Lapébie]. His brother, Roger Lapébie, won the Tour de France in 1937, after finishing third in 1934. Together they made France the favorite, although Italy had won the gold medal at the last four Olympics. Guy Lapébie would place second in the Berlin road race, but would later turn professional and post numerous wins as a pro, as well as placing third at the 1948 Tour de France. Thirteen teams started, with the semi-finals matching France against Germany, and Italy against Great Britain. Germany was no match for the French team, losing by over 12 seconds. In the second semi, Italy narrowly defeated the British team. The final was close for several laps, but the French gradually pulled ahead, and won six seconds. The bronze medal race was also close, but Great Britain edged out the Germans for third place. It was the third consecutive bronze medal in the event for Britain, and they would continue this streak thru 1956, winning six consecutive bronze medals.

The men's team pursuit cycling event at the 1936 Summer Olympics took place on 6 to 8 August and was one of six events at the 1936 Olympics

Finals

Gold medal final
Rank Name Nation Time
1st, gold medalist(s) Robert Charpentier
Jean Goujon
Guy Lapébie
Roger-Jean Le Nizerhy
 France 4:45.0
2nd, silver medalist(s) Bianco Bianchi
Mario Gentili
Armando Latini
Severino Rigoni
 Italy 4:51.0
Bronze medal final
Rank Name Nation Time
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Harry Hill
Ernest Johnson
Charles King
Ernie Mills
 Great Britain 4:53.6
4 Erich Arndt
Heinz Hasselberg
Heiner Hoffmann
Karl Klöckner
 Germany 4:55.0

Semifinals

The winning team in each semifinal advanced to the gold medal final. The losers competed in the bronze medal final.

Semifinal 1
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Robert Charpentier
Jean Goujon
Guy Lapébie
Roger-Jean Le Nizerhy
 France 4:42.4 Q, OR
2 Erich Arndt
Heinz Hasselberg
Heiner Hoffmann
Karl Klöckner
 Germany 4:54.6 B
Semifinal 2
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Bianco Bianchi
Mario Gentili
Armando Latini
Severino Rigoni
 Italy 4:49.2 Q
2 Harry Hill
Ernest Johnson
Charles King
Ernie Mills
 Great Britain 4:53.6 B

Round 2

The teams with the four best times from the second round advanced to the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nation Time Notes
1 1 Robert Charpentier
Jean Goujon
Guy Lapébie
Roger-Jean Le Nizerhy
 France 4:47.2 Q
2 4 Bianco Bianchi
Mario Gentili
Armando Latini
Severino Rigoni
 Italy 4:47.4 Q
3 4 Harry Hill
Ernest Johnson
Charles King
Ernie Mills
 Great Britain 4:51.0 Q
4 2 Erich Arndt
Heinz Hasselberg
Heiner Hoffmann
Karl Klöckner
 Germany 4:56.2 Q
5 2 Walter Richli
Ernst Fuhrimann
Albert Kägi
Werner Wägelin
 Switzerland 4:58.0  
6 3 Jean Alexandre
Frans Cools
Auguste Garrebeek
Armand Putzeyse
 Belgium 4:58.2  
7 1 István Liszkay
Miklós Németh
László Orczán
Ferenc Pelvássy
 Hungary 5:03.4  
8 3 Karl Magnussen
Erik Friis
Helge Jacobsen
Hans Christian Nielsen
Arne Pedersen
 Denmark DNF  

Round 1

The top eight teams by time advanced to the second round. Bulgaria competed alone in its heat. Italy (heat 1), Denmark (heat 3), and Germany (heat 6) each briefly held the Olympic record in turn before France (heat 7) finished the round with it. The Dutch team was close to catching the American team before two riders crashed.

Rank Heat Name Nation Time Notes
1 7 Robert Charpentier
Jean Goujon
Guy Lapébie
Roger-Jean Le Nizerhy
 France 4:41.8 Q, OR
2 6 Erich Arndt
Heinz Hasselberg
Heiner Hoffmann
Karl Klöckner
 Germany 4:48.6 Q
3 3 Karl Magnussen
Erik Friis
Helge Jacobsen
Hans Christian Nielsen
Arne Pedersen
 Denmark 4:49.4 Q
4 1 Bianco Bianchi
Mario Gentili
Armando Latini
Severino Rigoni
 Italy 4:49.6 Q
5 7 Harry Hill
Ernest Johnson
Charles King
Ernie Mills
 Great Britain 4:50.0 Q
6 2 Jean Alexandre
Frans Cools
Auguste Garrebeek
Armand Putzeyse
 Belgium 4:54.0 Q
7 3 Walter Richli
Ernst Fuhrimann
Albert Kägi
Werner Wägelin
 Switzerland 4:56.4 Q
8 2 István Liszkay
Miklós Németh
László Orczán
Ferenc Pelvássy
 Hungary 4:57.8 Q
9 1 Lionel Coleman
George Crompton
Bob McLeod
George Turner
 Canada 4:58.4  
10 6 Josef Genschieder
Josef Moser
Karl Schmaderer
Karl Wölfl
 Austria 5:02.2  
11 5 Albert Byrd
William Logan
Charles Morton
John Sinibaldi
 United States 5:07.4  
12 4 Marin Nikolov
Bogdan Yanchev
Georgi Velinov
Sava Gerchev
 Bulgaria 5:10.4  
13 5 Chris Kropman
Adrie Zwartepoorte
Ben van der Voort
Gerrit van Wees
 Netherlands DNF  
 

 

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