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Cycling at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games

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Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Date Started: August 9, 1920
Date Finished: August 10, 1920
Events: 6

Participants: 103 (103 men and 0 women) from 14 countries
Youngest Participant: FRA Georges Paillard (16 years, 180 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR Leon Meredith (38 years, 191 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 9 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): GBR Great Britain (5 medals)


The track cycling races were held in the Velodrome d’Anvers Zuremborg, alternately called the Garden City Velodrome by the English magazines. The track was 400 metres in circumference and seated 14,000 spectators. Attendance for the track races was poor, with only about 500 spectators present on each day. (Admission was 4 Belgian francs.) It was very difficult to choose a favorite in any event because world championships had not been contested since 1913 and World War I had reduced international competition to nil in Europe. Cycling had not been contested at the 1919 Inter-Allied Games.