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
1st, gold medalist(s) Benjamin Jones  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Maurice Schilles  France
3rd, bronze medalist(s) André Auffray  France
← 1906 (Intercalated Games)
Cycling at the
1908 Summer Olympics
Track cycling
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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.



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


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


  1. ^ Official Report, p. 117.


  • 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].