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Cycling at the 1900 Paris Summer Games:

Men's 25 kilometres

Cycling at the 1900 Summer Games:


Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Municipal Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: September 15, 1900
Date Finished: September 15, 1900

Gold: FRA Louis Bastien
Silver: GBR Lloyd Hildebrand
Bronze: FRA Auguste Daumain


[Louis Bastien] had won the world championship earlier in the year in the motor-paced 100 km. event on the track at Parc de Prince in Paris. He was the heavy favorite and he took the lead immediately as the race started. [John Lake] and [Lloyd Hildebrand] were felt to be his biggest challengers and they led the pursuit. Lake eventually dropped out and Bastien won easily. Bastien’s splits were as follows: 10 km. – 10:04.6; 20 km. – 20:28.0. The top four finishers received art objects valued at, respectively, 400, 300, 200, and 100 French francs.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T M
1 Louis Bastien 18 France FRA Gold 25:36.2
2 Lloyd Hildebrand 29 Great Britain GBR Silver 28:09.4
3 Auguste Daumain 22 France FRA Bronze 29:36.2
4 Maxime Bertrand France FRA at 3 laps
AC Léon Gingembre 24 France FRA DNF
AC Louis Trousselier 18 France FRA DNF
AC A. Porcher France FRA
AC John Lake 22 United States USA DNF
AC Paul Gottron Germany GER
AC J. Bérard France FRA