The men's tandem
was a track cycling
event held as part of the Cycling at the 1964 Summer Olympics
programme. It was held on 21 October 1964 at the Hachioji Velodrome
. 13 pairs competed.
The 13 pairs competed in 6 heats of 2 cyclists (one of 3) in the heats. The winner of each heat advanced to the quarterfinals, with the defeated cyclists relegated to the repechage.
Three heats of two or three cyclists each were held, with the winner of each moving to the finals of the repechage while the other 4 cyclists were eliminated.
There was one heat of finals for the repechage, with the top two pairs advancing to the quarterfinals and the third pair eliminated.
The quarterfinals saw the 8 remaining pairs paired off into four heats. The winner of each match, which was in a best-of-three format, advanced, the loser was eliminated.
The semifinals were also raced in a best-of-three format. The winner of each semifinal advanced to the gold medal match, while the loser was sent to the bronze medal match.