Cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's team sprint

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The men's team sprint event in cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics was contested by twelve teams. The competition took place on August 21 at the Olympic Velodrome at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex.


Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Germany (GER)
Jens Fiedler
Stefan Nimke
René Wolff
 Japan (JPN)
Toshiaki Fushimi
Masaki Inoue
Tomohiro Nagatsuka
 France (FRA)
Mickaël Bourgain
Laurent Gané
Arnaud Tournant


Qualifying round[edit]

The twelve teams of three riders raced the course without competition in the qualifying round. The top eight qualified for the first round, while the bottom four received final rankings based on their times in the qualifying round.

Rank Team Riders Time
1  France Mickaël Bourgain, Laurent Gané, Arnaud Tournant  44.179 Q 
2  Germany Jens Fiedler, Stefan Nimke, René Wolff  44.251 Q
3  Japan Toshiaki Fushimi, Masaki Inoue, Tomohiro Nagatsuka  44.355 Q
4  Spain José Antonio Escuredo, Salvador Melia, José Antonio Villanueva  44.452 Q
5  Australia Ryan Bayley, Sean Eadie, Shane Kelly  44.512 Q
6  Netherlands Jan Bos, Theo Bos, Teun Mulder  44.539 Q
7  Great Britain Chris Hoy, Craig MacLean, Jamie Staff  44.693 Q
8  Greece Georgios Cheimonetos, Dimitrios Georgalis, Labros Vasilopoulos  44.986 Q
9  Poland Rafał Furman, Łukasz Kwiatkowski, Damian Zieliński  45.093
10  Cuba Reinier Cartaya, Julio César Herrera, Ahmed López  45.548
11  United States Adam Duvendeck, Giddeon Massie, Christian Stahl  45.742
12  Slovakia Peter Bazálik, Jaroslav Jeřábek, Ján Lepka  45.978

First round[edit]

In the first round of match competition, teams raced head-to-head. The two fastest winners advanced to the finals, the other two winners competed for the bronze medal and fourth place, and losers received final rankings (fifth through eight places) based on their times in the round. In this round, Great Britain had the second fastest time overall, but lost their match to Germany and therefore did not advance to the medal round.

Heat Team Time Rank
1  Australia  44.320  4
 Spain  44.687 7
2  Japan  44.081 2
 Netherlands  44.370 6
3  Germany  43.955 1
 Great Britain  44.075 5
4  France  44.128 3
 Greece  45.708 8

Medal round[edit]

Match Team Time Rank
Bronze  France  44.359  3
 Australia  44.404 4
Gold  Germany  43.980 1
 Japan  44.246 2

Final classification[edit]

The final classification was[1]

  1.  Germany (GER)
  2.  Japan (JPN)
  3.  France (FRA)
  4.  Australia (AUS)
  5.  Great Britain (GBR)
  6.  Netherlands (NED)
  7.  Spain (ESP)
  8.  Greece (GRE)
  9.  Poland (POL)
  10.  Cuba (CUB)
  11.  United States (USA)
  12.  Slovakia (SVK)


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