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.
The team event was decided by adding up the times of a nationâs 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 134Â¾ 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.