|Date||25 April 1906|
|Location||Podilatodromio Neou Falirou, Peiraias|
|Participants||24 from 9 countries|
|Format||Paced event. First round races were 10 kilometres.|
The 20-kilometer track event was a paced event. Apparently, the cyclists could have either motor-pacing or tandem pacers, as there is a picture in the Official Report showing the final, one rider paced by a tandem, one by a motorized gurney.
The winner of the race, Billy Pett, was paced by the tandem gold medalists at the Athens Olympics, Johnnie Matthews and Arthur Rushen. However, Pett was a very accomplished cyclist. He had already won three NCU titles at 50 miles, and in 1905 he was the runner-up at the world championships in the motor-paced event at Antwerp. He did not take up cycling until he was 20 years old and he was definitely a true amateur. He was employed in the wine cellars at Harrod’s working from 8 AM to 7 PM and was able to compete only on weekends.
Later in 1906, the runner-up at Athens, Maurice Bardonneau, won the world championships in Geneva in the motor-paced event. Pett did not finish in the top three and it is not known if he competed.
|AC r2/2||Adolf Böhm||GER||DNF|
|DNS r2/2||François Verstraeten||BEL|
|2 h2 r1/2||Ioannis Petritsis||GRE|
|AC h1 r1/2||Aristidis Albanopoulos||GRE|
|AC h1 r1/2||Karl Arnold||GER|
|AC h1 r1/2||Bert Bouffler||GBR|
|AC h1 r1/2||Eugène Colombani||EGY|
|AC h1 r1/2||Herbert Crowther||GBR|
|AC h1 r1/2||Carl Andresen||DEN||DNF|
|AC h2 r1/2||Martin Klöb||GER|
|AC h2 r1/2||Aristidis Konstantinidis||GRE|
|AC h3 r1/2||Henri Menjou||FRA|
|AC h3 r1/2||Johnnie Matthews||GBR|
|AC h3 r1/2||Ernst Meyer||SUI|
|AC h3 r1/2||Arthur Rushen||GBR|
|AC h3 r1/2||Romeo Verschelden||BEL|
|AC h3 r1/2||Hans Studer||SUI|
|AC h3 r1/2||Konstantinos Tzortzakis||GRE|
The winners and the runners-up in the three fastest heats advanced to the final.
|1||Maurice Bardonneau||FRA||14:31 3/5|
|1||Erich Dannenberg||GER||14:50 2/5|