Cycling at the 1896 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 kilometres
|Men's 100 kilometres
at the Games of the I Olympiad
|Venue||Neo Phaliron Velodrome|
|Competitors||9 from 5 nations|
|Cycling at the
1896 Summer Olympics
The men's 100 kilometres was one of five track cycling events on the Cycling at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first race held, on 8 April. It required cyclists to complete 300 circuits of the track.
|1||Léon Flameng (FRA)||3:08:19.2|
|2||Georgios Kolettis (GRE)||Unknown|
|–||Bernhard Knubel (GER)||Retired at 41 km|
|Theodor Leupold (GER)||Retired at 37 km|
|Edward Battel (GBR)||Retired at 17 km|
|Aristidis Konstantinidis (GRE)||Retired at 16 km|
|Joseph Rosemeyer (GER)||DNF|
|Adolf Schmal (AUT)||DNF|
|Joseph Welzenbacher (GER)||DNF|
Nine cyclists started the race, but only two finished it. During the race Georgios Kolettis's bike broke down Léon Flameng stopped and waited for Georgio's bike to be repaired before continuing to race. The winner, Léon Flameng, had fallen midway through the race but continued on to win the gold medal. Georgios Kolettis of Greece had completed 289 laps at that point, and finished fairly soon after Flameng. While competing Léon Flameng raced with the French flag wrapped about his leg.
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