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.[1]

Cycling
at the Games of the I Olympiad
Olympic rings without rims.svg
VenuesAthens and surrounding area
Neo Phaliron Velodrome
Date8 April
Competitors19 from 5 nations
1900 →

Medal summaryEdit

 
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
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 nationsEdit

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

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

Medal tableEdit

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

Sub-Committee for CyclingEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit