Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 kilometres

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Men's 100 kilometres
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
London 1908 100kmCycling.jpg
The final lap
Venue White City Stadium
Dates July 15–18
Competitors 45 from 11 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Charles Bartlett  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Charles Denny  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Octave Lapize  France
← 1896

The men's 100 kilometres was one of seven track cycling events on the Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. Its distance was the longest of the individual event distances. The time limit for the race was 3 hours and 15 minutes. A challenge cup was presented by the Prince of Wales to the winner.



Semifinal 1[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Andrew Hansson  Sweden 2:50:21.4
2 G. C. Lutz  France Unknown
3 Sydney Bailey  Great Britain Unknown
4 Pierre Texier  France Unknown
5 J. H. Bishop  Great Britain Unknown
6 D. C. Robertson  Great Britain Unknown
7-14 William Anderson  Canada Unknown
Alwin Boldt  Germany Unknown
François Bonnet  France Unknown
Georgius Damen  Netherlands Unknown
Gerard Bosch van Drakenstein  Netherlands Unknown
André Lepère  France Unknown
Harry Mussen  Great Britain Unknown
J. Norman  Great Britain Unknown
Rudolf Katzer  Germany Did not finish
Frederick McCarthy  Canada Did not finish
Ioannis Santorinaios  Greece Did not finish

Semifinal 2[edit]

Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Leon Meredith  Great Britain 2:43:15.4
2 Charles Bartlett  Great Britain Unknown
3 Gustaf Westerberg  Sweden Unknown
4 Octave Lapize  France Unknown
5 Walter Andrews  Canada Unknown
6 William Pett  Great Britain Unknown
7-9 Guillaume Coeckelberg  Belgium Unknown
Charles Denny  Great Britain Unknown
Harry Young  Canada Unknown
Cesare Zanzottera  Italy Did not finish
Charles Avrillon  France Did not finish
H. Cunault  France Did not finish
Bruno Götze  Germany Did not finish
Pierre Hostein  France Did not finish
Robert Jolly  Great Britain Did not finish
Jean Madelaine  France Did not finish
Guglielmo Malatesta  Italy Did not finish
Hermann Martens  Germany Did not finish
William Morton  Canada Did not finish
Dorus Nijland  Netherlands[1] Did not finish
David Noon  Great Britain Did not finish
Battista Parini  Italy Did not finish
T. H. E. Passmore  South Africa Did not finish
Paul Schulze  Germany Did not finish
Max Triebsch  Germany Did not finish
Louis Weintz  United States Did not finish


Place Cyclist Nation Time
1 Charles Bartlett  Great Britain 2:41:48.6
2 Charles Denny  Great Britain Unknown
3 Octave Lapize  France Unknown
4 William Pett  Great Britain Unknown
5 Pierre Texier  France Unknown
6 Walter Andrews  Canada Unknown
7 D. C. Robertson  Great Britain Unknown
8 Sydney Bailey  Great Britain Unknown
J. H. Bishop  Great Britain Did not finish
François Bonnet  France Did not finish
Guillaume Coeckelberg  Belgium Did not finish
Andrew Hansson  Sweden Did not finish
G. C. Lutz  France Did not finish
Leon Meredith  Great Britain Did not finish
Harry Mussen  Great Britain Did not finish
Gustaf Westerberg  Sweden Did not finish
Harry Young  Canada Did not finish


  1. ^ Nijland is listed as having competed for Germany in the Official Report section on the 100 kilometres; he was, however, Dutch and his nationality is correctly listed in all other places in the report.


  • 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].