Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Neo Faliro Velodrome, Peiraias
Date Started: April 11, 1896
Date Finished: April 11, 1896
Only a final race took place, with no pacemakers allowed. The two French cyclists, [Paul Masson] and [LÃ©on 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.