Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Cycling
at the Games of the V Olympiad
White City Stadium 1908.jpg
The White City Stadium during the 1908 Summer Olympics
Venues
Track cycling White City Stadium
Dates 13 July – 18 July
Cyclists 97 from 11 countries
Top ranked countries
Great Britain: 1  2  3  
France: 1  2  3  
Germany: 1  2  3  
« 1906 1912 »

At the 1908 Summer Olympics, seven track cycling events were contested, all for men only. The weather was poor, flooding the track 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.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
660 yards
details
 Victor Johnson
Great Britain (GBR)
 Émile Demangel
France (FRA)
 Karl Neumer
Germany (GER)
5000 metres
details
 Benjamin Jones
Great Britain (GBR)
 Maurice Schilles
France (FRA)
 André Auffray
France (FRA)
20 kilometres
details
 Clarence Kingsbury
Great Britain (GBR)
 Benjamin Jones
Great Britain (GBR)
 Joseph Werbrouck
Belgium (BEL)
100 kilometres
details
 Charles Bartlett
Great Britain (GBR)
 Charles Denny
Great Britain (GBR)
 Octave Lapize
France (FRA)
Sprint
details
No medalists - race declared void as time limit was exceeded in final
Tandem
details
 France (FRA)
André Auffray
Maurice Schilles
 Great Britain (GBR)
Frederick Hamlin
Horace Johnson
 Great Britain (GBR)
Charles Brooks
Walter Isaacs
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 nations[edit]

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

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 5 3 1 9
2  France (FRA) 1 2 2 5
3  Germany (GER) 0 1 1 2
4  Belgium (BEL) 0 0 1 1
 Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Official Report, p. 113.
  2. ^ "Cycling at the 1908 London Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 

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