Cycling at the 1900 Summer Olympics

at the Games of the II Olympiad
Track cycling Vélodrome de Vincennes
Dates 11 September – 15 September
Cyclists 72 from 7 countries
Top ranked countries
France: 2 1st, gold medalist(s)  2 2nd, silver medalist(s)  1 3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
United States: 0 1st, gold medalist(s)  0 2nd, silver medalist(s)  1 3rd, bronze medalist(s)  
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The 1900 Summer Olympics were held as part of the 1900 World's Fair, during which several cycling events were contested. Two of those cycling events are nowadays considered Olympic events by the International Olympic Committee. These two competitions were held between 9 September and 16 September 1900. The cycling part of the World's fair included 250 competitors, 160 of them French;[1] in the two Olympic events, 72 competitors, all men, from six nations competed.

Medal summary

Sprint race.
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's sprint
 Georges Taillandier (FRA)  Fernand Sanz (FRA)  John Henry Lake (USA)
Men's 25 kilometres
 Louis Bastien (FRA)  Louis Hildebrand (FRA)  Auguste Daumain (FRA)

Daily summary

11 September

13 September

15 September

Participating nations

A total of 72 cyclists from 7 nations competed at the two Olympic cycling events during the Paris Games:

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France (FRA) 2 2 1 5
2  United States (USA) 0 0 1 1

Unofficial events

In 1900, there was no official distinction between Olympic events and non-Olympic events held during the Exposition Universelle (1900). Most events were open for all cyclists. Only the events restricted to amateurs are nowadays seen as Olympic events. Other events were:[2][3]

The points race, won by Enrico Brusoni, is considered by Sports-Reference as a third Olympic cycling event in 1900.[2]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's points race
Enrico Brusoni
Karl Duill
Louis Trousselier


  1. 1900 Report, page 56
  2. 1 2 "Cycling at the 1900 Paris Summer Games". Sports-reference.
  3. 1900 Report, page 305
  4. Not recognized by IOC.
  5. "Cycling at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Men's Points Race". Retrieved 20 October 2012.
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