Cycling at the 1896 Summer Olympics

Cycling at the 1896 Summer Olympics

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.

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Medal summary

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

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 (GRE)
 August von Gödrich
Germany (GER)
 Edward Battel
Great Britain (GBR)
Sprint
details
 Paul Masson
France (FRA)
 Stamatios Nikolopoulos
Greece (GRE)
 Léon Flameng
France (FRA)
Time trial
details
 Paul Masson
France (FRA)
 Stamatios Nikolopoulos
Greece (GRE)
 Adolf Schmal
Austria (AUT)
10 kilometres
details
 Paul Masson
France (FRA)
 Léon Flameng
France (FRA)
 Adolf Schmal
Austria (AUT)
100 kilometres
details
 Léon Flameng
France (FRA)
 Georgios Kolettis
Greece (GRE)
none
12 hour race
details
 Adolf Schmal
Austria (AUT)
 Frank Keeping
Great Britain (GBR)
none

Participating nations

A total of 19 cyclists from 5 nations competed at the Athens Games:

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

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 France 4 1 1 6
2 Greece 1 3 0 4
3 Austria 1 0 2 3
4 Great Britain 0 1 1 2
5 Germany 0 1 0 1

Sub-Committee for Cycling

  • Nicolas Vlangalis, president
  • Const. Bellinis, secretary
  • S. Mavros
  • Nic. Kontojiannis
  • Mar Philipp
  • Jac. Theophilas

See also

References

  • 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. 

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