Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's points race

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Men's points race
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Laoshan Velodrome
Dates August 16
Competitors 23 from 23 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Spain
Silver medal    Germany
Bronze medal    Great Britain
«2004  
Cycling at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Road cycling
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Road race   men   women
Time trial men women
Track cycling
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Individual pursuit men women
Team pursuit men
Sprint men women
Team sprint men
Points race men women
Keirin men
Madison men
Mountain biking
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Cross-country men women
BMX
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BMX men women

The men's points race at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on August 16 at the Laoshan Velodrome.

This track cycling event consisted of a single race in which the cyclist with the most points at the end of the race won. This race was a 40 kilometre, 160 lap race. During the race, cyclists could score points in two ways; The first way to score points is to lap the group. Each time a cyclist gained a full lap on the peloton, he scored 20 points. If a cyclist lost a full lap to the peloton, however, he lost 20 points. The other method of scoring points was to place in the intermediate sprints occurring every 10 laps. The first four cyclists in each of the sprints scored points with the first finisher receiving 5 points, the second 3, the third 2, and the fourth 1 point.[1]

Among the medal favorites were Joan Llaneras (Spain), Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus), and the defending Olympic champion Mikhail Ignatiev (Russia).[2]

Results[edit]

[3]

Rank Name Sprint
Points
Extra
Laps
Total
Points
1st  Joan Llaneras (ESP) 20 2 60
2nd  Roger Kluge (GER) 18 2 58
3rd  Chris Newton (GBR) 16 2 56
4  Cameron Meyer (AUS) 16 1 36
5  Vasili Kiryienka (BLR) 14 1 34
6  Daniel Kreutzfeldt (DEN) 9 1 29
7  Zachary Bell (CAN) 7 1 27
8  Makoto Iijima (JPN) 3 1 23
9  Milan Kadlec (CZE) 1 20
10  Greg Henderson (NZL) 13 13
11  Rafał Ratajczyk (POL) 10 10
12  Iljo Keisse (BEL) 8 8
13  Angelo Ciccone (ITA) 8 8
14  Volodymyr Rybin (UKR) 8 8
15  Wong Kam Po (HKG) 5 5
16  Milton Wynants (URU) 5 5
17  Mikhail Ignatiev (RUS) 4 4
18  Juan Curuchet (ARG) 1 1
19  Marco Arriagada (CHI) 1 1
20  Peter Schep (NED) 0
21  Christophe Riblon (FRA) 3 -1 -17
22  Bobby Lea (USA) +1, -2 -20, DNF
23  Feng Chun-Kai (TPE) -1 -20, DNF

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