Cycling at the 1904 Summer Olympics

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Cycling
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Venues Francis Field Stadium
Date2 August – 5 August
Competitors18 from 1 nation
  1900
Intercalated Games: 1906
Summer Olympics: 1908  

At the 1904 Summer Olympics , seven cycling events were contested.

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It was the only time distances based on the mile were used to determine the length of events.

Medal summary

Marcus Hurley Marcus Hurley during 1904 Summer Olympics.JPG
Marcus Hurley
EventGoldSilverBronze
1/4 mile
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US flag 45 stars.svg  Marcus Hurley  (USA)US flag 45 stars.svg  Burton Downing  (USA)US flag 45 stars.svg  Teddy Billington  (USA)
1/3 mile
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US flag 45 stars.svg  Marcus Hurley  (USA)US flag 45 stars.svg  Burton Downing  (USA)US flag 45 stars.svg  Teddy Billington  (USA)
1/2 mile
details
US flag 45 stars.svg  Marcus Hurley  (USA)US flag 45 stars.svg  Teddy Billington  (USA)US flag 45 stars.svg  Burton Downing  (USA)
1 mile
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US flag 45 stars.svg  Marcus Hurley  (USA)US flag 45 stars.svg  Burton Downing  (USA)US flag 45 stars.svg  Teddy Billington  (USA)
2 miles
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US flag 45 stars.svg  Burton Downing  (USA)US flag 45 stars.svg  Oscar Goerke  (USA)US flag 45 stars.svg  Marcus Hurley  (USA)
5 miles
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US flag 45 stars.svg  Charles Schlee  (USA)US flag 45 stars.svg  George E. Wiley  (USA)US flag 45 stars.svg  Arthur F. Andrews  (USA)
25 miles
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US flag 45 stars.svg  Burton Downing  (USA)US flag 45 stars.svg  Arthur F. Andrews  (USA)US flag 45 stars.svg  George E. Wiley  (USA)

Participating nations

18 American cyclists competed at the 1904 Summer Olympics. [1]

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1US flag 45 stars.svg  United States 77721
Totals (1 nations)77721

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