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Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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at the Games of the IV Olympiad
White City Stadium 1908.jpg
The White City Stadium during the 1908 Summer Olympics
VenuesWhite City Stadium
Date13 July – 18 July
Competitors97 from 11 nations
← 1904 (Summer Olympics)
1906 (Intercalated Games)
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At the 1908 Summer Olympics, seven track cycling events were contested, all for men only. The weather was poor, with rainfall causing the track to flood on occasion.[1] The track was 660 yards (600 m) long (being built around the perimeter of the White City Stadium's athletics track); some events (the 660 yards and the team pursuit) used full laps of the track; the others used metric distances.

Medal summary

Games Gold Silver Bronze
660 yards
 Victor Johnson (GBR)  Émile Demangel (FRA)  Karl Neumer (GER)
5000 metres
 Benjamin Jones (GBR)  Maurice Schilles (FRA)  André Auffray (FRA)
20 kilometres
 Clarence Kingsbury (GBR)  Benjamin Jones (GBR)  Joseph Werbrouck (BEL)
100 kilometres
 Charles Bartlett (GBR)  Charles Denny (GBR)  Octave Lapize (FRA)
No medalists - race declared void as time limit was exceeded in final
 André Auffray
and Maurice Schilles (FRA)
 Frederick Hamlin
and Horace Johnson (GBR)
 Charlie Brooks
and Walter Isaacs (GBR)
Team pursuit
 Great Britain (GBR)
Benjamin Jones
Clarence Kingsbury
Leonard Meredith
Ernest Payne
 Germany (GER)
Max Götze
Rudolf Katzer
Hermann Martens
Karl Neumer
 Canada (CAN)
William Anderson
Walter Andrews
Frederick McCarthy
William Morton

Participating nations

A total of 97 cyclists from 11 nations competed at the London Games:[2]

Medal table

1 Great Britain (GBR)5319
2 France (FRA)1225
3 Germany (GER)0112
4 Belgium (BEL)0011
 Canada (CAN)0011
Totals (5 nations)66618

Cycle polo

Cycle polo was a demonstration sport at these Olympics with Ireland winning, beating Germany.[3][4]


  1. ^ Official Report, p. 113.
  2. ^ "Cycling at the 1908 London Summer Games". Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Welcome to : Sports - Athens 2004 History". Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  4. ^ "BBC SPORT | Olympics 2004 | History | London 1908". BBC News. 9 July 2004. Retrieved 1 October 2010.


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