Cycling at the 1896 Summer Olympics

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at the Games of the I Olympiad
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Road cycling Athens and surrounding area
Track cycling Neo Phaliron Velodrome
Dates 8 April
Cyclists 19 from 5 countries
Top ranked countries
 France: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
 Greece: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
 Austria: 1st, gold medalist(s)  2nd, silver medalist(s)  3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
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At the 1896 Summer Olympics, six cycling events were contested at the Neo Phaliron Velodrome. They were organized and prepared by the Sub-Committee for Cycling. Events were held on 8 April, 11 April, 12 April and 13 April 1896. Nineteen cyclists, all men, from five nations competed.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Léon Flameng and Paul Masson, the French cyclists who combined for six medals, four of them gold

These medals were retroactively assigned by the International Olympic Committee; at the time, winners were given a silver medal and subsequent places received no award. Every nation won at least a silver medal, with three winning golds.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Road race
 Aristidis Konstantinidis (GRE)  August von Gödrich (GER)  Edward Battell (GBR)
 Paul Masson (FRA)  Stamatios Nikolopoulos (GRE)  Léon Flameng (FRA)
Time trial
 Paul Masson (FRA)  Stamatios Nikolopoulos (GRE)  Adolf Schmal (AUT)
10 kilometres
 Paul Masson (FRA)  Léon Flameng (FRA)  Adolf Schmal (AUT)
100 kilometres
 Léon Flameng (FRA)  Georgios Kolettis (GRE) none awarded
12-hour race
 Adolf Schmal (AUT)  Frederick Keeping (GBR) none awarded

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 19 cyclists from 5 nations competed at the Athens Games:

(*) NOTE: Including one cyclist (Nikos Loverdos) from Smyrna who competed for Greece.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France 4 1 1 6
2  Greece 1 3 0 4
3  Austria 1 0 2 3
4  Great Britain 0 1 1 2
5  Germany 0 1 0 1

Sub-Committee for Cycling[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cycling: 1896 Olympic Results". Retrieved 2013-05-01. 

External links[edit]

  • Lampros, S.P.; Polites, N.G.; De Coubertin, Pierre; Philemon, P.J.; Anninos, C. (1897). The Olympic Games: BC 776 – AD 1896. Athens: Charles Beck.  (Digitally available at [1])
  • Mallon, Bill; Widlund, Ture (1998). The 1896 Olympic Games. Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson: McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-0379-9.  (Excerpt available at [2])
  • Smith, Michael Llewellyn (2004). Olympics in Athens 1896. The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. London: Profile Books. ISBN 1-86197-342-X.