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.