Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Neo Faliro Velodrome, Peiraias
Date Started: April 25, 1906
Date Finished: April 25, 1906
Format: Paced event. First round races were 10 kilometres.
The 20-kilometer track event was a paced event. Apparently, the cyclists could have either motor-pacing or tandem pacers, as there is a picture in the Official Report showing the final, one rider paced by a tandem, one by a motorized gurney.
The winner of the race, [Billy Pett], was paced by the tandem gold medalists at the Athens Olympics, [Johnnie Matthews] and [Arthur Rushen]. However, Pett was a very accomplished cyclist. He had already won three NCU titles at 50 miles, and in 1905 he was the runner-up at the world championships in the motor-paced event at Antwerp. He did not take up cycling until he was 20 years old and he was definitely a true amateur. He was employed in the wine cellars at Harrod's working from 8 AM to 7 PM and was able to compete only on weekends.
Later in 1906, the runner-up at Athens, [Maurice Bardonneau], won the world championships in Geneva in the motor-paced event. Pett did not finish in the top three and it is not known if he competed.
|1||Billy Pett||32||Great Britain||GBR||Gold|
|AC r2/2||Adolf BÃ¶hm||35||Germany||GER||DNF|
|DNS r2/2||FranÃ§ois Verstraeten||19||Belgium||BEL|
|2 h2 r1/2||Ioannis Petritsis||Greece||GRE|
|AC h1 r1/2||Aristidis Albanopoulos||Greece||GRE|
|AC h1 r1/2||Karl Arnold||Germany||GER|
|AC h1 r1/2||Bert Bouffler||25||Great Britain||GBR|
|AC h1 r1/2||Eugenio Colombani||Egypt||EGY|
|AC h1 r1/2||Herbert Crowther||23||Great Britain||GBR|
|AC h1 r1/2||Carl Andresen||Denmark||DEN||DNF|
|AC h2 r1/2||Martin KlÃ¶b||Germany||GER|
|AC h2 r1/2||Aristidis Konstantinidis||Greece||GRE|
|AC h3 r1/2||Henri Menjou||France||FRA|
|AC h3 r1/2||Johnnie Matthews||21||Great Britain||GBR|
|AC h3 r1/2||Ernst Meyer||Switzerland||SUI|
|AC h3 r1/2||Arthur Rushen||Great Britain||GBR|
|AC h3 r1/2||Romeo Verschelden||Belgium||BEL|
|AC h3 r1/2||Hans Studer||Switzerland||SUI|
|AC h3 r1/2||Konstantinos Tzortzakis||Greece||GRE|