Fernand Vast

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Fernand Vast Road cycling
To person
Date of birth 1886
date of death 1968
nation France
discipline Train , road
approx. 1905 to 1906 Velo Club de Levallois
Most important successes
Olympic Intermediate Games
goldRoad race 1906
bronze20-kilometer race 1906
bronze5-kilometer race 1906

Fernand Vast (* 1886 ; † 1968 ) was a French cyclist .

In 1905 Fernand Vast became French road racing champion . On the track , he took second place in the French sprint championship .

The following year Vast took part in the 1906 Olympic Intermediate Games in Athens . He started in five disciplines on track and road. In the road race, he won the gold medal four seconds ahead of second, his compatriot Maurice Bardonneau . The race was called the marathon bike race because it took the traditional route from Athens to Marathon and back over the same route. The actual marathon took place on the same day.

Fernand Vast also won two bronze medals on the track: in the five and 20 kilometer races. The 20-kilometer race was carried out with pacemakers , motorized and non-motorized.

In 1907 Fernand Vast was still racing as a professional , but without much success. He then ended his cycling career.

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