Not held in other editions
| Event type

10,000 metres, Men

Date11 April 1896 — 15:30
LocationPodilatodromio Neou Falirou, Peiraias
Participants6 from 4 countries

Only a final race took place, with no pacemakers allowed. The two French cyclists, Paul Masson and Léon Flameng, were the class of the cycling events at the 1896 Olympics. In the 10 kilometre race on the track they battled very closely, with Masson narrowly winning in a sprint. On the 20th lap, Georgios Koletis and Aristidis Konstantinidis collided and both fell. They both re-mounted and continued, but shortly thereafter, Koletis withdrew because of injuries sustained during the fall. It is uncertain if Konstantinidis finished or not. It was noted to be a very cold day.

1Paul MassonFRA17:54 1/5Gold
2Léon FlamengFRA17:54 4/5Silver
3Adolf SchmalAUTBronze
4Joseph RosemeyerGER
ACAristidis KonstantinidisGRE
DNFGeorgios KoletisGRE