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

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Men's cycling team pursuit
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
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Venue London Velopark
Date 2 to 3 August
Competitors 44 from 10 nations
Winning time 3:51.659 WR, OR
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    Australia
Bronze medal    New Zealand
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Qualification

The men's cycling team pursuit at the 2012 Olympic Games in London took place at the London Velopark on 2 and 3 August.[1]

The gold medal was won in world record-breaking time by Great Britain's team consisting of Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh. Australia took the silver medal and New Zealand won bronze.

Competition format[edit]

The men's team pursuit race consists of a 4 km race between two teams of four 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).[2]

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time

Date Time Round
Thursday 2 August 2012 16:42 Qualification
Friday 3 August 2012 16:18 First round
Friday 3 August 2012 17:59 Final

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Rank Country Cyclists Result Notes
1 Great Britain Ed Clancy
Geraint Thomas
Steven Burke
Peter Kennaugh
3:52.499 Q, WR, OR
2 Australia Jack Bobridge
Glenn O'Shea
Rohan Dennis
Michael Hepburn
3:55.694 Q
3 New Zealand Sam Bewley
Westley Gough
Marc Ryan
Jesse Sergent
3:57.607 Q
4 Denmark Lasse Norman Hansen
Michael Mørkøv
Rasmus Quaade
Casper von Folsach
3:58.298 Q
5 Russia Evgeny Kovalev
Ivan Kovalev
Alexei Markov
Alexander Serov
3:59.264 Q
6 Spain Pablo Bernal
Sebastian Vedri
David Juaneda
Albert Barcelo
4:02.113 Q
7 Colombia Juan Arango
Edwin Avila
Arles Castro
Weimar Roldán
4:03.712 Q
8 Netherlands Levi Heimans
Jenning Huizenga
Wim Stroetinga
Tim Veldt
4:03.818 Q
9 Belgium Gijs van Hoecke
Dominique Cornu
Jonathan Dufrasne
Kenny De Ketele
4:04.053
10 South Korea Choi Seung-Woo
Jang Sun-Jae
Park Keon-Woo
Park Seon-Ho
4:07.210

First round[edit]

The Dutch team
Rank Heat Country Cyclists Result Notes
1 4 Great Britain Ed Clancy
Geraint Thomas
Steven Burke
Peter Kennaugh
3:52.743
2 3 Australia Jack Bobridge
Glenn O'Shea
Rohan Dennis
Michael Hepburn
3:54.317
3 3 New Zealand Sam Bewley
Marc Ryan
Jesse Sergent
Aaron Gate
3:56.442
4 2 Russia Evgeny Kovalev
Ivan Kovalev
Alexei Markov
Alexander Serov
3:57.237
5 4 Denmark Lasse Norman Hansen
Michael Mørkøv
Rasmus Quaade
Casper von Folsach
3:57.396
6 1 Spain Eloy Teruel
Sebastian Vedri
David Juaneda
Albert Barcelo
3:59.520
7 2 Netherlands Levi Heimans
Jenning Huizenga
Wim Stroetinga
Tim Veldt
4:04.029
8 1 Colombia Edwin Avila
Arles Castro
Kevin Rios
Weimar Roldán
4:05.485

Finals[edit]

Final 7th-8th place[edit]

Rank Country Cyclists Result Notes
7 Netherlands Levi Heimans
Jenning Huizenga
Wim Stroetinga
Tim Veldt
4:04.569
8 Colombia Edwin Avila
Arles Castro
Kevin Rios
Weimar Roldán
4:04.772

Final 5th-6th place[edit]

Rank Country Cyclists Result Notes
5 Denmark Michael Mørkøv
Mathias Møller Nielsen
Rasmus Quaade
Casper von Folsach
4:02.671
6 Spain Eloy Teruel
Sebastian Vedri
David Juaneda
Albert Barcelo
4:02.746

Final bronze medal[edit]

Rank Country Cyclists Result Notes
3rd New Zealand Sam Bewley
Marc Ryan
Jesse Sergent
Aaron Gate
3:55.952
4 Russia Evgeny Kovalev
Ivan Kovalev
Alexei Markov
Alexander Serov
3:58.282

Final gold medal[edit]

Rank Country Cyclists Result Notes
1st Great Britain Ed Clancy
Geraint Thomas
Steven Burke
Peter Kennaugh
3:51.659 WR, OR
2nd Australia Jack Bobridge
Glenn O'Shea
Rohan Dennis
Michael Hepburn
3:54.581

References[edit]