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Cycling at the 1906 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Road Race, Individual

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Neo Faliro Velodrome, Peiraias
Date Started: May 1, 1906
Date Finished: May 1, 1906
Format: 84 kilometres, from Athens to Marathon and then return to Athens.

Gold: FRA Fernand Vast
Silver: FRA Maurice Bardonneau
Bronze: FRA Edmond Luguet


The road race was held over a similar course as the running marathon, with the athletes starting at the entrance to the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, riding to Marathon and then returning to Athens, and finishing at the Stadium. The favorites were probably the British rider, [Billy Pett], who had won the 20-kilometers, the German, [Erich Dannenberg], and the Frenchman, [Maurice Bardonneau]. However, neither Pett nor Dannenberg finished. The event was eventually won in a finishing sprint by [Fernand Vast] over Bardonneau. Thirteen of the twenty-four starters finished the course.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Fernand Vast 19 France FRA Gold 2-41:28
2 Maurice Bardonneau 20 France FRA Silver 2-41:28 2/5
3 Edmond Luguet 20 France FRA Bronze 2-41:28 3/5
4 Romeo Verschelden Belgium BEL 2-41:45
5 Adolf Böhm 35 Germany GER 2-41:46 3/5
6 Ioannis Petritsis Greece GRE 2-41:47
7 Carl Andresen Denmark DEN
8 Hans Holly Austria AUT
9 Konrad Puhrer Austria AUT
10 Nikolaos Mavrogenis Greece GRE
11 Martin Klöb Germany GER
12 Max Kricheldorf Germany GER
13 Otto Meixner Austria AUT
AC Aristidis Albanopoulos Greece GRE DNF
AC Max Götze 25 Germany GER DNF
AC Aristidis Konstantinidis Greece GRE DNF
AC Billy Pett 32 Great Britain GBR DNF
AC Hans Studer Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Giacinto Fidani Italy ITA DNF
AC Erich Dannenberg Germany GER DNF
AC Alexandros Fronimos Greece GRE DNF
AC Andrew Hansson 23 Sweden SWE DNF
AC Khristos Lagos Greece GRE DNF
AC Bruno Götze 23 Germany GER DNF