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Cycling at the 1908 London Summer Games

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Sports:

Host City: London, Great Britain
Date Started: July 13, 1908
Date Finished: July 18, 1908
Events: 6

Participants: 97 (97 men and 0 women) from 11 countries
Youngest Participant: FRA Georges Perrin (16 years, 87 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR Billy Pett (34 years, 324 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): GBR Ben Jones (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): GBR Great Britain (9 medals)

Overview

The cycling events were conducted during the first week of the stadium events at the 1908 Olympics. As The Sporting Life noted, " . . . the weather was the reverse of pleasant. As a matter of fact, it was the rule rather than the exception for the track to be flooded." The track in question was at the large White City Stadium which had been constructed for the 1908 Olympic Games. It was a concrete track measuring 660 yards (603.5 metres) in length and surrounded the running track.

Medalists