2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

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2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships logo.jpg
Host city Manchester, United Kingdom
Date(s)  (2008-03-26 - 2008-03-30)26–30 March 2008
Velodrome Manchester Velodrome
Events 18
2007
2009

The 2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships were the World Championship for track cycling. They took place at the Manchester Velodrome in Manchester, United Kingdom from 26 to 30 March 2008. Eighteen events were scheduled; the women's team pursuit being the only addition from the 2007 championships.

As in 2007, the domination of the Great Britain team was clear. Breaking three world records en route, they won eleven medals in total. Indeed, half of the eighteen gold medals on offer were won by the British team.

Medals table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain 9 2 11
2  Netherlands 3 3 2 8
3  Belarus 2 1 3
4  France 1 3 3 7
5  United States 1 1 1 3
6  Cuba 1 1 2
7  New Zealand 1 1
8  Denmark 2 1 3
9  Lithuania 2 2
10  Germany 1 4 5
11  Australia 1 3 4
12  China 1 1
 Ukraine 1 1
14  Greece 1 1
 Italy 1 1
 Russia 1 1
Total 18 18 18 54

Medal Summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Events
Men's sprint
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Chris Hoy
 Great Britain
Kévin Sireau
 France
Mickaël Bourgain
 France
Men's 1 km time trial
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Teun Mulder
 Netherlands
1:01.332 Michaël D'Almeida
 France
1:01.514 François Pervis
 France
1:01.574
Men's individual pursuit
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Bradley Wiggins
 Great Britain
4:18.519 Jenning Huizenga
 Netherlands
4:23.474 Alexei Markov
 Russia
4:21.097
Men's team pursuit
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Ed Clancy
Geraint Thomas
Paul Manning
Bradley Wiggins

 Great Britain
3:56.322
WR
Michael Færk Christensen
Casper Jørgensen
Jens-Erik Madsen
Alex Rasmussen
 Denmark
3:59.381 Graeme Brown
Mark Jamieson
Bradley McGee
Luke Roberts
 Australia
4:00.089
Men's team sprint
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Grégory Baugé
Kévin Sireau
Arnaud Tournant

 France
43.271 Ross Edgar
Chris Hoy
Jamie Staff
 Great Britain
43.777 Theo Bos
Teun Mulder
Tim Veldt
 Netherlands
43.718
Men's keirin
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Chris Hoy
 Great Britain
Teun Mulder
 Netherlands
Christos Volikakis
 Greece
Men's scratch
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Aliaksandr Lisouski
 Belarus
Wim Stroetinga
 Netherlands
Roger Kluge
 Germany
Men's points race
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Vasili Kiryienka
 Belarus
24 Christophe Riblon
 France
23 Peter Schep
 Netherlands
19
Men's madison
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Mark Cavendish
Bradley Wiggins
 Great Britain
19 Roger Kluge
Olaf Pollack
 Germany
13 Michael Mørkøv
Alex Rasmussen
 Denmark
11
Men's omnium
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Hayden Godfrey
 New Zealand
19 Leigh Howard
 Australia
28 Aliaksandr Lisouski
 Belarus
35
Women's Events
Women's sprint
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Victoria Pendleton
 Great Britain
Simona Krupeckaitė
 Lithuania
Jennie Reed
 United States
Women's 500 m time trial
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Lisandra Guerra
 Cuba
34.021 Simona Krupeckaitė
 Lithuania
34.066 Sandie Clair
 France
34.253
Women's individual pursuit
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Rebecca Romero
 Great Britain
3:30.501 Sarah Hammer
 United States
3:37.006 Katie Mactier
 Australia
3:32.347
Women's team pursuit
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Wendy Houvenaghel
Rebecca Romero
Joanna Rowsell

 Great Britain
3:22.415
WR
Svitlana Halyuk
Lesya Kalytovska
Lyubov Shulika
 Ukraine
3:29.744 Charlotte Becker
Verena Joos
Alexandra Sontheimer
 Germany
3:26.960
Women's team sprint
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Victoria Pendleton
Shanaze Reade

 Great Britain
33.661 Gong Jinjie
Zheng Lulu
 China
34.223 Dana Glöss
Miriam Welte
 Germany
34.036
Women's keirin
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Jennie Reed
 United States
Victoria Pendleton
 Great Britain
Christin Muche
 Germany
Women's scratch
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Ellen van Dijk
 Netherlands
Yumari Gonzalez Valdivieso
 Cuba
Belinda Goss
 Australia
Women's points race
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Marianne Vos
 Netherlands
33 Trine Schmidt
 Denmark
25 Vera Carrara
 Italy
20

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