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Cycling at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Date Started: August 6, 1936
Date Finished: August 8, 1936
Events: 6

Participants: 175 (175 men and 0 women) from 30 countries
Youngest Participant: NED Chris Kropman (16 years, 302 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR Jack Sibbit (41 years, 126 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): FRA Robert Charpentier and FRA Guy Lapébie (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): FRA France (7 medals)


The program was the same as in 1932. The track events were the kilometer time trial, match sprint, tandem match sprint, and the team pursuit, and were held in a specially built temporary Cycling Stadium, which was only finished on 1 July 1936. The stadium had a wooden surface, which led to fast times in the track events. The road event was different as it was conducted as a mass start race for the first time – previously it had usually been an individual time trial, except in 1896 and 1906. The distance was 100 km. The team road race reverted to the format used in 1924-28, with four riders on each team, the best three times to count towards the team time.