1893 ICA Track Cycling World Championships

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1893 ICA Track Cycling World Championships
Host city Chicago, United States
Date(s)  (1893-08-11 - 1893-08-12)11–12 August 1893
Events 3
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The 1893 Track Cycling World Championships were the inaugural world championships for track cycling. Before then there had been events described as world championships but without ratification by a world cycling authority, the creation of the International Cycling Association in 1892 made internationally recognised championships possible.

They took place in Chicago, United States. There were three events: sprint, stayers' race (motor-paced) and a 10 km, now classified as a scratch race. The rules allowed for a team race but it was not held. Races were held only for amateurs. Winners received a gold medal and all other participants a silver.

The USA took two of the three gold medals, the table below shows the position had gold, silver and bronze medals been awarded.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Amateur Events
Sprint
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Arthur Zimmerman
 United States
John S. Johnson
 United States
John Patrick Bliss
 United States
Motor-paced
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Lawrence Meintjes
 Transvaal
Charles Albrecht
 Germany
B. Ulbricht
 United States
10 km
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Arthur Zimmerman
 United States
John Patrick Bliss
 United States
John S. Johnson
 United States

Medals table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 2 2 3 7
2  Transvaal 1 0 0 1
3  Germany 0 1 0 1
Total 3 3 3 9

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