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Cycling at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Road Race, Team

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Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Garden City Velodrome, Wilrijk, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 12, 1920
Date Finished: August 12, 1920
Format: 175 kilometre time trial, the riders left at four minute intervals from Merxem and rode into Antwerp. The riders rode from Merksem to Turnhout, and then Molt (96 km.), Heyst-op-den-Berg (135 km.), Lierre, and finished back at Antwerp, three kilometres from the velodrome. The teams finish was determined by the total time of the four finishers.

Gold: FRA France
Silver: SWE Sweden
Bronze: BEL Belgium


The team event was decided by adding up the times of a nation’s four riders in the individual road race. The team event was won by France, with Sweden second and Belgium third. Great Britain might have contended for a bronze medal, but one of their riders, [Edward Newell], broke his frame at 134¾ km. and had to abandon. The best American was [Ernest Kockler] of Chicago, who finished in 4-55:12.2. But [August Nogara] of the United States was also riding well when he collided with a chicken in the road at 150 km., crashing and costing him a lot of time.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal TT
1 France FRA Gold 19-16:43.4
2 Sweden SWE Silver 19-23:10.0
3 Belgium BEL Bronze 19-28:44.4
4 Denmark DEN 19-53:32.2
5 Italy ITA 20-26:54.0
6 Netherlands NED 20-28:39.2
7 United States USA 21-32:36.6
8 Norway NOR 21-35:11.8
9 Czechoslovakia TCH 22-10:01.8
AC Great Britain GBR DNF