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Cycling at the 1896 Athina Summer Games:

Men's 10,000 metres

Cycling at the 1896 Summer Games:


Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Neo Faliro Velodrome, Peiraias
Date Started: April 11, 1896
Date Finished: April 11, 1896

Gold: FRA Paul Masson
Silver: FRA Léon Flameng
Bronze: AUT Adolf Schmal
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Only a final race took place, with no pacemakers allowed. The two French cyclists, Paul Masson and Léon Flameng, were the class of the cycling events at the 1896 Olympics. In the 10 kilometre race on the track they battled very closely, with Masson narrowly winning in a sprint. On the 20th lap, Georgios Koletis and Aristidis Konstantinidis collided and both fell. They both re-mounted and continued, but shortly thereafter, Koletis withdrew because of injuries sustained during the fall. It is uncertain if Konstantinidis finished or not. It was noted to be a very cold day.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Paul Masson 19 France FRA Gold 17:54 1/5
2 Léon Flameng 18 France FRA Silver 17:54 4/5
3 Adolf Schmal 23 Austria AUT Bronze
4 Joseph Rosemeyer 24 Germany GER
AC Aristidis Konstantinidis Greece GRE
AC Georgios Koletis Greece GRE DNF