Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics

At the 1908 Summer Olympics, seven track cycling events were contested, all for men only. The weather was poor, with rainfall causing the track to flood on occasion.[1] The track was 660 yards long (being built around the perimeter of the White City Stadium's athletics track); some events (the 660 yards and the team pursuit) used full laps of the track; the others used metric distances.

Cycling
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
White City Stadium 1908.jpg
The White City Stadium during the 1908 Summer Olympics
VenuesWhite City Stadium
Date13 July – 18 July
Competitors97 from 11 nations
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Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
660 yards
details
  Victor Johnson (GBR)   Émile Demangel (FRA)   Karl Neumer (GER)
5000 metres
details
  Benjamin Jones (GBR)   Maurice Schilles (FRA)   André Auffray (FRA)
20 kilometres
details
  Clarence Kingsbury (GBR)   Benjamin Jones (GBR)   Joseph Werbrouck (BEL)
100 kilometres
details
  Charles Bartlett (GBR)   Charles Denny (GBR)   Octave Lapize (FRA)
Sprint
details
No medalists - race declared void as time limit was exceeded in final
Tandem
details
  André Auffray
and Maurice Schilles (FRA)
  Frederick Hamlin
and Horace Johnson (GBR)
  Charlie Brooks
and Walter Isaacs (GBR)
Team pursuit
details
  Great Britain (GBR)
Benjamin Jones
Clarence Kingsbury
Leonard Meredith
Ernest Payne
  Germany (GER)
Max Götze
Rudolf Katzer
Hermann Martens
Karl Neumer
  Canada (CAN)
William Anderson
Walter Andrews
Frederick McCarthy
William Morton

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 97 cyclists from 11 nations competed at the London Games:[2]

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Great Britain (GBR)5319
2  France (FRA)1225
3  Germany (GER)0112
4  Belgium (BEL)0011
  Canada (CAN)0011
Totals (5 nations)66618


NotesEdit

  1. ^ Official Report, p. 113.
  2. ^ "Cycling at the 1908 London Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2 May 2013.

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