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Cycling at the 1908 London Summer Games:

Men's 5,000 metres

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): White City Stadium, London
Date Started: July 17, 1908
Date Finished: July 18, 1908

Gold: GBR Ben Jones
Silver: FRA Maurice Schillès
Bronze: FRA André Auffray


This was a tremendous race. At the bell, the Dutchman, [Gerard Bosch von Drakestein] jumped the field and was not caught until the final straight. [Ben Jones] then passed him, taking a length's lead. But the Frenchmen [Maurice Schilles] and [André Auffray] were in rabid pursuit and only failed by inches to catch Jones at the line. Schilles entered a protest, claiming that Jones had collided with him on the last lap, but it was disallowed. This was Jones' second gold medal of the Olympics, as he helped the British pursuit team to the title.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ben Jones 26 Great Britain GBR Gold
2 Maurice Schillès 20 France FRA Silver
3 André Auffray 23 France FRA Bronze
4 Émile Maréchal France FRA
5 Clarrie Kingsbury 25 Great Britain GBR
6 Johannes van Spengen 21 Netherlands NED
7 Gerard Bosch van Drakestein 20 Netherlands NED
2 h1 r1/2 Dan Flynn Great Britain GBR
2 h2 r1/2 Fred McCarthy 26 Canada CAN
2 h3 r1/2 Hermann Martens 31 Germany GER
2 h4 r1/2 Willie Magee Great Britain GBR
2 h5 r1/2 Karl Neumer 21 Germany GER
2 h6 r1/2 Guglielmo Morisetti 22 Italy ITA
2 h7 r1/2 C. V. Clark Great Britain GBR
3 h1 r1/2 Guglielmo Malatesta 16 Italy ITA
3 h2 r1/2 Anton Gerrits 22 Netherlands NED
3 h3 r1/2 Philip Freylinck 22 South Africa RSA
3 h4 r1/2 Paul Texier France FRA
3 h5 r1/2 Cesare Zanzottera 21 Italy ITA
3 h6 r1/2 Dorus Nijland 28 Netherlands NED
3 h7 r1/2 Will Anderson Canada CAN
4 h1 r1/2 Pierre Seginaud France FRA
4 h3 r1/2 Bruno Götze 25 Germany GER
4 h6 r1/2 Gaston Dreyfus France FRA
5 h3 r1/2 William Morton 27 Canada CAN
AC h1 r1/2 Bill Bailey 20 Great Britain GBR DNF
AC h2 r1/2 Ernie Payne 23 Great Britain GBR DNF
AC h2 r1/2 Émile Demangel 25 France FRA DQ
AC h4 r1/2 Harry Passmore 23 South Africa RSA
AC h4 r1/2 André Poulain France FRA
AC h5 r1/2 Georgius Damen 20 Netherlands NED
AC h5 r1/2 Max Götze 27 Germany GER
AC h5 r1/2 Joe Lavery Great Britain GBR
AC h5 r1/2 Gaston Delaplane 26 France FRA
AC h5 r1/2 Frank Shore South Africa RSA
AC h5 r1/2 Richard Villepontoux France FRA
AC h6 r1/2 Walt Andrews 27 Canada CAN
AC h6 r1/2 Albert Calvert Great Britain GBR
AC h7 r1/2 Guillaume Coeckelberg Belgium BEL
AC h7 r1/2 Richard Katzer Germany GER
AC h7 r1/2 Georges Perrin 16 France FRA
AC h7 r1/2 Floris Venter South Africa RSA