There were 14 entrants in this event, which was motor-paced. The early lead was taken by Émile Bonhours at 10 km in 10:38.8. Albert Walters then took over and led through 20 km in 21:04.4. After two hours Bouhours had a comfortable lead, ahead of Walters by three laps, with Édouard Taylor another lap back, as only nine riders remained in the race. Bouhours went through 120 km in 2-10:10.8, but by then Taylor had caught Walters and together the two started to gain on Bonhours. By 140 km Taylor had taken the lead, passing that mark in 2-34:13.2, and going through 150 km in 2-45:26.6, by which time he had dropped both Walters and Bouhours, who was falling back. Taylor eventually won in 2-57:53.8, breaking the best mark on record, which had been 3-07:47.2. Only six riders finished the distance. Taylor won 2,500 francs for his effort.