Cycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's team pursuit

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Women's cycling team pursuit
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
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The British team celebrating their victory
Venue London Velopark
Date 3 to 4 August
Competitors 32 from 10 nations
Winning time 3:14.051 WR, OR
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Canada
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Cycling at the
2012 Summer Olympics
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Qualification

The women's cycling team pursuit at the 2012 Olympic Games in London was held at the London Velopark on 3 and 4 August.[1]

The Great Britain team consisting of Danielle King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell won the gold medal in world record-breaking time. Including pre-Olympic races and the Olympic final itself, in the six times they had ridden together they had broken the world record in every race.[2] Sarah Hammer, Dotsie Bausch and Jennie Reed of the United States took the silver medal and Canada's Tara Whitten, Gillian Carleton and Jasmin Glaesser won bronze.

Competition format[edit]

The women's team pursuit race consists of a 3 km race between two teams of three cyclists, starting on opposite sides of the track. If one team catches the other, the race is over.

The tournament consisted of an initial qualifying round. The top four teams in the qualifying round remained in contention for the gold medal, the 5th to 8th place teams could compete for a possible bronze, and the remaining teams were eliminated.

The "first round" consisted of the four fastest qualifiers competing in head-to-head races (1st vs. 4th, 2nd vs. 3rd). The winners of these heats advanced to the gold medal final. The other four qualifiers also competed in the first round (5th vs. 8th, 6th vs. 7th). Advancement to the bronze medal final was based solely on time, with the fastest two teams among the six qualifiers who had not advanced to the gold medal final reaching the bronze medal final. Qualification races were also held to determined 5th/6th place (between the next two fastest first-round teams who had not reached either the gold or bronze finals) and 7th/8th place (among the remaining two first-round teams).[3]

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time

Date Time Round
Friday 3 August 2012 17:00 Qualification
Saturday 4 August 2012 16:10 First round and finals

Results[edit]

The Dutch team (Ellen van Dijk, Kirsten Wild, Amy Pieters) riding the qualification

Qualification[edit]

Rank Country Cyclists Result Notes
1 Great Britain Danielle King
Laura Trott
Joanna Rowsell
3:15.669 Q, WR, OR
2 United States Sarah Hammer
Dotsie Bausch
Jennie Reed
3:19.406 Q
3 Australia Annette Edmondson
Melissa Hoskins
Josephine Tomic
3:19.719 Q
4 Canada Tara Whitten
Gillian Carleton
Jasmin Glaesser
3:19.816 Q
5 New Zealand Lauren Ellis
Jaime Nielsen
Alison Shanks
3:20.421 Q
6 Netherlands Kirsten Wild
Amy Pieters
Ellen van Dijk
3:21.602 Q
7 Germany Judith Arndt
Charlotte Becker
Lisa Brennauer
3:22.058 Q
8 Belarus Tatsiana Sharakova
Alena Dylko
Aksana Papko
3:22.850 Q
9 Ukraine Yelyzaveta Bochkaryova
Svitlana Halyuk
Lesya Kalytovska
3:25.160
10 China Jiang Fan
Jiang Wenwen
Liang Jing
3:26.049

First round[edit]

Rank Heat Country Cyclists Result Notes
1 4 Great Britain Danielle King
Laura Trott
Joanna Rowsell
3:14.682 WR, OR
2 3 United States Sarah Hammer
Dotsie Bausch
Jennie Reed
3:16.853 NR
3 3 Australia Annette Edmondson
Melissa Hoskins
Josephine Tomic
3:16.935 OC
4 4 Canada Tara Whitten
Gillian Carleton
Jasmin Glaesser
3:17.454 NR
5 2 New Zealand Lauren Ellis
Jaime Nielsen
Alison Shanks
3:18.514 NR
6 1 Netherlands Kirsten Wild
Vera Koedooder
Ellen van Dijk
3:20.013 NR
7 1 Germany Judith Arndt
Charlotte Becker
Lisa Brennauer
3:21.086
8 2 Belarus Tatsiana Sharakova
Alena Dylko
Aksana Papko
3:21.942

Finals[edit]

Final 7th-8th place[edit]

Rank Country Cyclists Result Notes
7 Belarus Tatsiana Sharakova
Alena Dylko
Aksana Papko
3:20.245 NR
8 Germany Judith Arndt
Charlotte Becker
Lisa Brennauer
3:20.824 NR

Final 5th-6th place[edit]

The Dutch team (Ellen van Dijk, Amy Pieters, Vera Koedooder) riding the final for 5th place
Rank Country Cyclists Result Notes
5 New Zealand Lauren Ellis
Jaime Nielsen
Alison Shanks
3:19.351
6 Netherlands Vera Koedooder
Amy Pieters
Ellen van Dijk
3:23.256

Final bronze medal[edit]

Rank Country Cyclists Result Notes
3rd Canada Tara Whitten
Gillian Carleton
Jasmin Glaesser
3:17.915
4 Australia Annette Edmondson
Melissa Hoskins
Josephine Tomic
3:18.096

Final gold medal[edit]

The British team (Danielle King, Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell) riding for gold
Rank Country Cyclists Result Notes
1st Great Britain Danielle King
Laura Trott
Joanna Rowsell
3:14.051 WR, OR
2nd United States Sarah Hammer
Dotsie Bausch
Lauren Tamayo
3:19.727

Final classification[edit]

In the final classification are also the riders listed who competed during the Qualification and the First Round.

Rank Country Cyclists
1st Great Britain Danielle King
Laura Trott
Joanna Rowsell
2nd United States Sarah Hammer
Dotsie Bausch
Lauren Tamayo
Jennie Reed
3rd Canada Tara Whitten
Gillian Carleton
Jasmin Glaesser
4 Australia Annette Edmondson
Melissa Hoskins
Josephine Tomic
5 New Zealand Lauren Ellis
Jaime Nielsen
Alison Shanks
6 Netherlands Ellen van Dijk
Kirsten Wild
Vera Koedooder
Amy Pieters
7 Belarus Tatsiana Sharakova
Alena Dylko
Aksana Papko
8 Germany Judith Arndt
Charlotte Becker
Lisa Brennauer
9 Ukraine Yelyzaveta Bochkaryova
Svitlana Halyuk
Lesya Kalytovska
10 China Jiang Fan
Jiang Wenwen
Liang Jing


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