Cycling at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's individual pursuit

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These are the official results of the Men's Individual Pursuit at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. The races were held on Monday, July 27, and Wednesday, July 29, 1992 at the Velòdrom d'Hortawith a race distance of 4 km. The Gold medal was won by Briton Chris Boardman, riding the Lotus 108 "superbike", caught German Jens Lehmann in the final and won Britain's cycling gold medal for 72 years[1][2]

Medalists[edit]

Gold: Gold medal.svg Silver: Silver medal.svg Bronze: Bronze medal.svg
Chris Boardman, Great Britain Jens Lehmann, Germany Gary Anderson, New Zealand

Results[edit]

  • Q Qualified for next round.
  • q Qualified for classification round.
  • ovtk Overtaken by opponent during heat.
  • cap captured opponent.
  • DNS Did not start.
  • WR New world record.

Qualifying round[edit]

Held, July 27

The thirty riders raced against each other in matches of two. Qualification for the next round was not based on who won those matches, however. The cyclists with the sixteen fastest times advanced, regardless of whether they won or lost their match. Fastest eight times advanced to Group A quarter-finals. Places nine through sixteen advanced to Group B classification matches.

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed Qual. Notes
1 Chris Boardman Great Britain 4:27.357 53.860 km/h Q WR
2 Jens Lehmann Germany 4:30.054 53.322 km/h Q
3 Mark Kingsland Australia 4:31.033 53.30 km/h Q
4 Gary Anderson New Zealand 4:32.253 52.891 km/h Q
5 Philippe Ermenault France 4:33.892 52.575  km/h Q
6 Carl Sundquist United States 4:34.390 52.480 km/h Q
7 Oleksandr Honchenkov Unified Team 4:35.057 52.352 km/h Q
8 Jan Bo Petersen Denmark 4:35.904 52.192 km/h Q
9 Cédric Mathy Belgium 4:37.288 51.931 km/h q
10 Ivan Beltrami Italy 4:39.645 51.493 km/h q
11 Robert Karśnicki Poland 4:39.836 51.458 km/h q
12 Servais Knaven Netherlands 4:40.436 51.348 km/h q
13 Michal Baldrián Czechoslovakia 4:41.724 51.113 km/h q
14 Adolfo Alperi Spain 4:42.538 50.996 km/h q
15 Michael Belcourt Canada 4:43.135 50.859 km/h q
16 Masamitsu Ehara Japan 4:44.412 50.630 km/h q
17 Viktor Kunz Switzerland 4:45.539 50.430 km/h
18 Georgios Portelanos Greece 4:46.345 50.288 km/h
19 Patrick Matt Liechtenstein 4:46.982 50.117 km/h
20 Alberny Vargas Colombia 4:49.067 49.815 km/h
21 Tony Ledgard Peru 4:49.626 49.719 km/h
22 Murugayan Kumaresan Malaysia 4:59.049 48.152 km/h
23 Weng Yu-Yi Chinese Taipei 5:00.519 47.917 km/h
24 Manuel García Guam 5:03.997 47.368 km/h
25 Mehrdad Afsharian Tarshiz Iran 5:08.184 46.725 km/h
- Hernán López Argentina ovtk
- Steffen Kjærgaard Norway ovtk
- Malcolm Lange South Africa ovtk
- Robert Peters Antigua and Barbuda ovtk
- Raúl Domínguez Cuba DNS

Quarter-finals[edit]

Held July 28
In the first round of actual match competition, cyclists were seeded into matches based on their times from the qualifying round. The winners of the four heats of Group A advanced to the semi-finals. Group B and the losers of heats in Group A were seeded.

Group B[edit]

Heat 1

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed
1 Servais Knaven Netherlands 4:36.541
2 Michal Baldrián Czechoslovakia 4:39.625

Heat 2

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed
1 Adolfo Alperi Spain 4:34.760 52.409 km/h
2 Robert Karśnicki Poland 4:35.184 52.328 km/h

Heat 3

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed
1 Ivan Beltrami Italy 4:36.150 52.145 km/h
2 Michael Belcourt Canada 4:42.441 50.984 km/h

Heat 4

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed
1 Cédric Mathy Belgium 4:33.942 52.565 km/h
2 Masamitsu Ehara Japan 4:41.287 51.193 km/h

Group A[edit]

Heat 1

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed Qual.
1 Gary Anderson New Zealand 4:27.954 53.740 km/h Q
2 Philippe Ermenault France 4:28.838 51.113 km/h

Heat 2

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed Qual.
1 Mark Kingsland Australia 4:29.173 53.497 km/h Q
2 Carl Sundquist United States ovtk

Heat 3

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed Qual.
1 Jens Lehmann Germany 4:27.715 53.788 km/h Q
2 Oleksandr Honchenkov Unified Team ovtk

Heat 4

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed Qual.
1 Chris Boardman Great Britain 4:24.496 54.443 km/h Q
2 Jan Bo Petersen Denmark ovtk

Semi-finals[edit]

Held July 29
The winner of the two heats advance to the finals, for the gold medal. The loser with the fastest semi-final time wins the bronze.

Heat 1

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed Qual.
1 Jens Lehmann Germany 4:27.230 53.886 km/h Q
2 Gary Anderson New Zealand 4:31.061 53.124 km/h

Heat 2

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed Qual.
1 Chris Boardman Great Britain 4:29.332 53.465 km/h Q
2 Mark Kingsland Australia 4:32.716 52.802 km/h

Final[edit]

Held July 29

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed
1 Chris Boardman Great Britain cap 48.160 km/h
2 Jens Lehman Germany ovtl

Final classification[edit]

Final results
Pos. Athlete NOC
1. Chris Boardman Great Britain
2. Jens Lehman Germany
3. Gary Anderson New Zealand
4. Mark Kingsland Australia
5. Philippe Ermenault France
6. Cédric Mathy Belgium
7. Adolfo Alperi Spain
8. Ivan Beltrami Italy
9. Servais Knaven Netherlands
10. Jan Bo Petersen Denmark
11. Oleksandr Honchenkov Unified Team
12. Carl Sundquist United States
13. Robert Karśnicki Poland
14. Michal Baldrián Czechoslovakia
15. Masamitsu Ehara Japan
16. Michael Belcourt Canada

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