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Olympic cyclists in 1900
VenuesVélodrome de Vincennes
Date11 –15 September 1900
Competitors72 from 7 nations
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The 1900 Summer Olympics were held as part of the 1900 World's Fair, during which many cycling events were contested. The IOC website currently affirms a total of 3 medal events, after accepting, as it appears, the recommendation of Olympic historian Bill Mallon regarding events that should be considered "Olympic". These additional events include the men's points race. Thus, three cycling events are considered Olympic events. These three competitions were held between 9 September and 16 September 1900. The cycling part of the World's Fair included 250 competitors, 160 of them French.[1] In the sprint and 25 km events, 72 competitors, all men, from seven nations competed.

Medal summary

Sprint race.
Sprint race.
Games Gold Silver Bronze
 Georges Taillandier (FRA)  Fernand Sanz (FRA)  John Henry Lake (USA)
25 kilometres
 Louis Bastien (FRA)  Lloyd Hildebrand (GBR)[2]  Auguste Daumain (FRA)
points race
 Enrico Brusoni (ITA)  Karl Duill (GER)  Louis Trousselier (FRA)

Daily summary

11 September

13 September

15 September

Participating nations

A total of 72 cyclists from 7 nations competed at the sprint and 25 km cycling events during the Paris Games:

Medal table

1 France (FRA)2125
2 Italy (ITA)1001
3 Germany (GER)0101
 Great Britain (GBR)0101
5 United States (USA)0011
Totals (5 entries)3339

Non-Olympic events

In 1900, there was no official distinction between Olympic events and non-Olympic events held during the Exposition Universelle (1900). Most events were open for all cyclists. The cycling events satisfying all of these criteria — restricted to amateurs, open to all nations, open to all competitors and without handicapping — are now regarded as Olympic events. Before July 2021 the IOC has never decided which events were "Olympic" and which were not.[3] Other events were:[4][5]


  1. ^ 1900 Report, page 56
  2. ^ "Paris 1900 Cycling Track Results". Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  3. ^ Lennartz, Karl; Teutenberg, Walter (1995). Olympische Spiele 1900 in Paris. Kassel, Germany: Agon-Sportverlag. p. 147. ISBN 3-928562-20-7. In many works, it is read that the IOC later met to decide which events were Olympic and which were not. This is not correct and no decision has ever been made. No discussion of this item can be found in the account of any Session.
  4. ^ "Cycling at the 1900 Paris Summer Games". Sports-reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.
  5. ^ 1900 Report, page 305