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Cycling at the 1896 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Sprint

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Neo Faliro Velodrome, Peiraias
Date Started: April 11, 1896
Date Finished: April 11, 1896
Format: 1,000 metres.

Gold: FRA Paul Masson
Silver: GRE Stamatios Nikolopoulos
Bronze: FRA Léon Flameng


It was very cold on this day. There was only one final heat of the four competitors, with no qualifying rounds. There were no pacemakers, and the race was very slow until the finish when [Paul Masson] won easily.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Paul Masson 19 France FRA Gold 4:58 1/5
2 Stamatios Nikolopoulos Greece GRE Silver 5:00 1/5
3 Léon Flameng 18 France FRA Bronze
4 Joseph Rosemeyer 24 Germany GER