Cycling at the 1896 Summer Olympics – Men's sprint

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Men's sprint
at the Games of the I Olympiad
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The French medalists Flameng and Masson
VenueNeo Phaliron Velodrome
DateApril 11
Competitors4 from 3 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Paul Masson
 France
2nd, silver medalist(s) Stamatios Nikolopoulos
 Greece
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Léon Flameng
 France
1900 →

The men's sprint was one of the five track cycling events on the Cycling at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. It was held on 11 April as the second event on the schedule. It was held over the distance of 2 kilometres, or six laps of the track.

Results[edit]

Four athletes entered the race. Rosemeyer of Germany had mechanical problems during the race and left the course without finishing. The French cyclists took 1st and 3rd places, while Nikolopoulos of Greece finished second.

Rank Cyclist Nation Time
1st, gold medalist(s) Paul Masson  France 4:58.2
2nd, silver medalist(s) Stamatios Nikolopoulos  Greece 5:00.2
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Léon Flameng  France Unknown
Joseph Rosemeyer  Germany DNF

References[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.