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Cycling at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Date Started: August 6, 1936
Date Finished: August 8, 1936
Events: 6

Participants: 175 (175 men and 0 women) from 30 countries
Youngest Participant: NED Chris Kropman (16 years, 302 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR Jack Sibbit (41 years, 126 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): FRA Robert Charpentier and FRA Guy Lapébie (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): FRA France (7 medals)

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The program was the same as in 1932. The track events were the kilometer time trial, match sprint, tandem match sprint, and the team pursuit, and were held in a specially built temporary Cycling Stadium, which was only finished on 1 July 1936. The stadium had a wooden surface, which led to fast times in the track events. The road event was different as it was conducted as a mass start race for the first time – previously it had usually been an individual time trial, except in 1896 and 1906. The distance was 100 km. The team road race reverted to the format used in 1924-28, with four riders on each team, the best three times to count towards the team time.