Cycling at the 1896 Summer Olympics

Cycling
at the Games of the I Olympiad
Podhlatodromio karaiskakh 1896.jpg
New Phaleron Stadium in 1986
VenuesAthens and surrounding area
Neo Phaliron Velodrome
Date8, 11–13 April 1896
Competitors19 from 5 nations
1900 →

At the 1896 Summer Olympics, six cycling events were contested at the Neo Phaliron Velodrome. They were organized and prepared by the Sub-Committee for Cycling. Events were held on 8 April, 11 April, 12 April and 13 April 1896. Nineteen cyclists, all men, from five nations competed.[1]

Medal summary

These medals were retroactively assigned by the International Olympic Committee; at the time, winners were given a silver medal and subsequent places received no award. Every nation won at least a silver medal, with three winning golds.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Road race
details
Aristidis Konstantinidis
 Greece
August von Gödrich
 Germany
Edward Battell
 Great Britain
Track time trial
details
Paul Masson
 France
Stamatios Nikolopoulos
 Greece
Adolf Schmal
 Austria
Sprint
details
Paul Masson
 France
Stamatios Nikolopoulos
 Greece
Léon Flameng
 France
10 kilometres
details
Paul Masson
 France
Léon Flameng
 France
Adolf Schmal
 Austria
100 kilometres
details
Léon Flameng
 France
Georgios Kolettis
 Greece
none awarded
12-hour race
details
Adolf Schmal
 Austria
Frederick Keeping
 Great Britain
none awarded

Participating nations

Léon Flameng and Paul Masson, the French cyclists who combined for six medals, four of them gold

A total of 19 cyclists from five nations competed at the Athens Games:

(*) NOTE: Including one cyclist (Nikos Loverdos) from Smyrna who competed for Greece.

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 France4116
2 Greece1304
3 Austria1023
4 Great Britain0112
5 Germany0101
Totals (5 entries)66416

Sub-Committee for Cycling

See also

References

  1. ^ "Cycling: 1896 Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 1 May 2013.

External links

  • Lampros, S.P.; Polites, N.G.; De Coubertin, Pierre; Philemon, P.J.; Anninos, C. (1897). The Olympic Games: BC 776 – AD 1896. Athens: Charles Beck. (Digitally available at [1])
  • Mallon, Bill; Widlund, Ture (1998). The 1896 Olympic Games. Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson: McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-0379-9. (Excerpt available at [2])
  • Smith, Michael Llewellyn (2004). Olympics in Athens 1896. The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. London: Profile Books. ISBN 1-86197-342-X.