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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


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