At a glance

19 Jun 1928 Lézat-sur-Lèze, France
Jacques la méthode
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Jacques Dupont was a cyclist who won gold on track in the kilometre time trial at the 1948 London Olympics, also adding a bronze medal in the team road race. He was French amateur champion in 1948 in the individual pursuit and the road race, and repeated as national pursuit champion in 1949.

Dupont turned professional in 1950 with Peugeot-Dunlop and competed in the pro peloton through 1960 with multiple different teams. Dupont won Paris-Tours in 1951 and 1955, winning the 1955 race with what was then a record speed for any professional race as he covered the 253 km at...

Jacques in numbers

1
Olympics
Olympics
2
medals
Gold medal:1 Silver medal: Bronze medal:1
  • London
    London 1948
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    London
    London 1948
    • 1 Gold medal
      Cycling Track
      1,000 metres Time Trial
    • 17
      Cycling Road
      Road Race, Individual
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Cycling Road
      Road Race, Team