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Cycling at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games:

Men's 25 mile

Cycling at the 1904 Summer Games:


Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Francis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Date Started: August 5, 1904
Date Finished: August 5, 1904
Format: Final only.

Gold: USA Burton Downing
Silver: USA Arthur Andrews
Bronze: USA George Wiley


In the 25-mile championship there were 10 starters but only four finished due to punctures and falls. [Marcus Hurley] did not compete, for unknown reasons. [Charles Schlee] retired after two miles due to a puncture and [Teddy Billington] quit after three miles for the same reason. [Oscar Goerke] briefly went out in the tenth mile when one of his tires exploded. He remounted on another bike, and kept riding until the 17th mile when he punctured again and withdrew. Four riders remained together going into the last two laps: [Burton Downing], [George Wiley], [Sam LaVoice], and [Arthur Andrews]. Andrews led beginning the next-to-last lap but Downing jumped him on the backstretch of the last lap and won by a length and a half with Wiley third, four lengths behind the Indianapolis rider. Wiley did win a special lap prize for having led 35 laps of the race.

View a Phase of this EventFinal Standings

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T M
1 Burton Downing 19 United States USA Gold 1-10:55.4
2 Arthur Andrews 27 United States USA Silver at 1½ lengths
3 George Wiley 23 United States USA Bronze at 4 lengths
4 Sam LaVoice United States USA
AC Charles Schlee 30 United States USA DNF
AC Teddy Billington 21 United States USA DNF
AC Julius Schaefer United States USA DNF
AC Oscar Goerke 21 United States USA DNF
AC Anthony Williamsen 24 United States USA DNF
AC Marcus Hurley 20 United States USA DNF