Cycling Road at the 1896 Summer Olympics

Dates 12 – 12 April 1896
Medal Events 1

There was only one road racing event at Athina in 1896, which consisted of a race held on the same course as the running marathon, but on an out-and-back course over 87 km. The riders started in Athina on the Odos Kifisia, rode to Marathon, and then returned to Athina, finishing at the velodrome at Neo Phaliron. The winner was a Greek cyclist, Aristidis Konstantinidis, who won despite falling three times and then flatting just outside Athina. He borrowed a bicycle to finish, fell one more time, but caught up to the leader and was first across the line.


Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Road Race, Individual, Men Olympic 12 April 1896 7 3
7 (7/0) 3 (3/0)


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Road Race, Individual, Men Aristidis KonstantinidisGRE Anton GödrichGER Edward BattelGBR

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Greece GRE 1 0 0 1
Germany GER 0 1 0 1
Great Britain GBR 0 0 1 1