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Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics

at the Games of the V Olympiad

The White City Stadium during the 1908 Summer Olympics
Track cycling White City Stadium
Dates 13 July – 18 July
Cyclists 97 from 11 countries
Top ranked countries
Great Britain:      
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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 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 1
  • Participating nations 2
  • Medal table 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
660 yards
 Victor Johnson
Great Britain (GBR)
 Émile Demangel
France (FRA)
 Karl Neumer
Germany (GER)
5000 metres
 Benjamin Jones
Great Britain (GBR)
 Maurice Schilles
France (FRA)
 André Auffray
France (FRA)
20 kilometres
 Clarence Kingsbury
Great Britain (GBR)
 Benjamin Jones
Great Britain (GBR)
 Joseph Werbrouck
Belgium (BEL)
100 kilometres
 Charles Bartlett
Great Britain (GBR)
 Charles Denny
Great Britain (GBR)
 Octave Lapize
France (FRA)
No medalists - race declared void as time limit was exceeded in final
 France (FRA)
André Auffray
Maurice Schilles
 Great Britain (GBR)
Frederick Hamlin
Horace Johnson
 Great Britain (GBR)
Charles Brooks
Walter Isaacs
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

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 5 3 1 9
2  France (FRA) 1 2 2 5
3  Germany (GER) 0 1 1 2
4  Belgium (BEL) 0 0 1 1
 Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1


  1. ^ Official Report, p. 113.
  2. ^ "Cycling at the 1908 London Summer Games". Retrieved 2013-05-02. 


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