Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

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Men's 5000 metres
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue White City Stadium
Dates July 17–18
Competitors 42 from 9 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    France
Bronze medal    France
Cycling at the
1908 Summer Olympics
Track cycling
Cycling (track) pictogram.svg
660 yards   men
5000 metres men
20 kilometres men
100 kilometres men
Sprint men
Tandem men
Team pursuit men

The men's 5000 metres was one of seven track cycling events on the Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. Its distance was the median of the individual event distances. The time limit for the race was 9 minutes, 25 seconds.

Results[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

The best cyclist in each of the 7 semifinals advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Johannes van Spengen Netherlands 8:39.8
2 Daniel Flynn Great Britain Unknown
3 Guglielmo Malatesta Italy Unknown
4 Pierre Seginaud France Unknown
William Bailey Great Britain Did not finish

Semifinal 2[edit]

Demangel had finished first by inches, but was disqualified for fouling.[1]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Émile Marechal France 9:01.4
2 Frederick McCarthy Canada Unknown
3 Antonie Gerrits Netherlands Unknown
Ernest Payne Great Britain Did not finish
Émile Demangel France Disqualified

Semifinal 3[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 André Auffray France 8:56.8
2 Hermann Martens Germany Unknown
3 Philipus Frylink South Africa Unknown
4 Bruno Götze Germany Unknown
5 William Morton Canada Unknown

Semifinal 4[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Gerard Bosch van Drakenstein Netherlands 8:42.8
2 W. F. Magee Great Britain Unknown
3 Pierre Texier France Unknown
4 T. H. E. Passmore South Africa Unknown
André Poulain France Did not finish

Semifinal 5[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Benjamin Jones Great Britain 9:08.8
2 Karl Neumer Germany Unknown
3 Cesare Zanzottera Italy Unknown
4-9 Georgius Damen Netherlands Unknown
Gaston Delaplane France Unknown
Max Götze Germany Unknown
J. L. Lavery Great Britain Unknown
Frank Shore South Africa Unknown
Richard Villepontoux France Unknown

Semifinal 6[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Clarence Kingsbury Great Britain 8:53.0
2 Guglielmo Morisetti Italy Unknown
3 Dorus Nijland Netherlands Unknown
4 G. Dreyfus France Unknown
5-6 Walter Andrews Canada Unknown
Albert Calvert Great Britain Unknown

Semifinal 7[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Maurice Schilles France 7:55.4
2 C. V. Clark Great Britain Unknown
3 William Anderson Canada Unknown
4-7 Guillaume Coeckelberg Belgium Unknown
Rudolf Katzer Germany Unknown
Georges Perrin France Unknown
Floris Venter South Africa Unknown

Final[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Benjamin Jones Great Britain 8:36.2
2 Maurice Schilles France Unknown
3 André Auffray France Unknown
4 Émile Marechal France Unknown
5 Clarence Kingsbury Great Britain Unknown
6 Johannes van Spengen Netherlands Unknown
7 Gerard Bosch van Drakenstein Netherlands Unknown

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Official Report, p. 117.

Sources[edit]

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Cycling 1908". Accessed 7 April 2006. Available electronically at [1].