Cycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's team sprint

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Men's team sprint cycling
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue London Velopark
Date 2 August
Competitors 30 from 10 nations
Winning time 42.600 WR, OR
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    France
Bronze medal    Germany
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Qualification

The men's cycling team sprint at the 2012 Olympic Games in London took place at the London Velopark on 2 August.[1]

The Great Britain team consisting of Philip Hindes, Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny won the gold medal in world record-breaking time. Grégory Bauge, Michaël D'Almeida and Kévin Sireau from France took silver, and the bronze medal was won by Germany's René Enders, Maximilian Levy and Robert Förstemann.

Competition format[edit]

A men's team sprint race consists of a three-lap race between two teams of three cyclists, starting on opposite sides of the track. Each member of the team must lead for one of the laps.

The tournament consisted of an initial qualifying round. The top eight teams advanced to the first round. The first round comprised head-to-head races based on seeding (1st vs. 8th, 2nd vs. 7th, etc.). The winners of those four heats advanced to the medal round, with the two fastest winners competing in the gold medal final and the two slower winners facing off for bronze.[2]

Great Britain's team consisting of Philip Hindes, Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny won the gold medal with a time of 42.6 seconds, breaking the world record. France won the silver medal and Germany took bronze.

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time.

Date Time Round
Thursday, 2 August 2012 16:15 Qualifications and final

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Rank Heat Country Cyclists Result Notes
1 5 Great Britain Philip Hindes
Chris Hoy
Jason Kenny
43.065 Q, OR
2 4 France Grégory Baugé
Michaël D'Almeida
Kévin Sireau
43.097 Q
3 4 Australia Matthew Glaetzer
Shane Perkins
Scott Sunderland
43.377 Q
4 3 Russia Sergey Borisov
Denis Dmitriev
Sergey Kucherov
43.681 Q, NR
5 5 Germany René Enders
Robert Förstemann
Maximilian Levy
43.710 Q
6 2 China Cheng Changsong
Zhang Lei
Zhang Miao
43.751 Q
7 3 New Zealand Eddie Dawkins
Ethan Mitchell
Simon van Velthooven
44.175 Q
8 2 Japan Seiichiro Nakagawa
Yudai Nitta
Kazunari Watanabe
44.324 Q
9 1 Venezuela Hersony Canelón
César Marcano
Angel Polgar
44.654 NR
10 1 Poland Maciej Bielecki
Damian Zieliński
Kamil Kuczyński
44.712

First round[edit]

Rank Heat Country Cyclists Result Notes
1 4 Great Britain Philip Hindes
Chris Hoy
Jason Kenny
42.747 Q, WR, OR
2 3 France Grégory Baugé
Michaël D'Almeida
Kévin Sireau
42.991 Q, NR
3 1 Germany René Enders
Robert Förstemann
Maximilian Levy
43.178 Q
4 2 Australia Matthew Glaetzer
Shane Perkins
Scott Sunderland
43.261 Q, OC
5 3 New Zealand Eddie Dawkins
Ethan Mitchell
Simon van Velthooven
43.495 NR
6 2 China Cheng Changsong
Zhang Lei
Zhang Miao
43.505 AS
7 1 Russia Sergey Borisov
Denis Dmitriev
Sergey Kucherov
43.909
8 4 Japan Seiichiro Nakagawa
Yudai Nitta
Kazunari Watanabe
43.964 NR

Finals[edit]

Bronze medal final[edit]

Rank Country Cyclists Result Notes
3rd Germany René Enders
Robert Förstemann
Maximilian Levy
43.209
4 Australia Matthew Glaetzer
Shane Perkins
Scott Sunderland
43.355

Gold medal final[edit]

Rank Country Cyclists Result Notes
1st Great Britain Philip Hindes
Chris Hoy
Jason Kenny
42.600 WR, OR
2nd France Grégory Baugé
Michaël D'Almeida
Kévin Sireau
43.013

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