Cycling at the 1896 Summer Olympics – Men's 12 hour race
|Men's 12 hour race|
at the Games of the I Olympiad
|Venue||Neo Phaliron Velodrome|
|Competitors||7 from 4 nations|
The final cycling race began at 5 a.m. on 13 April. Seven athletes began the race, though four of them dropped out before noon and a fifth gave up in the afternoon. Schmal had lapped the rest of the cyclists early in the race and rode along with Keeping for the rest of the contest, winning by that one lap. The 12 hour race was never included again in the cycling program at the Olympic Games.
|Adolf Schmal||Austria||314.997 km|
|Frederick Keeping||Great Britain||314.664 km|
|–||Nikos Loverdos||Greece||DNF (3 hours)|
|–||A. Tryfiatis-Tripiaris||Greece||DNF (3 hours)|
|–||Joseph Welzenbacher||Germany||DNF (3 hours)|
|–||Konstantinos Konstantinou||Greece||DNF (3 hours)|
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