Cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's sprint

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The men's 200m Sprint at the 2004 Summer Olympics (Cycling) was an event that consisted of cyclists making three laps around the track. Only the time for the last 200 metres of the 750 metres covered was counted as official time.

Records[edit]

World Record Curt Harnett (CAN) Bogota Colombia 9.865 s September 28, 1995
Olympic Record Gary Neiwand (AUS) Atlanta United States 10.129 s July 24, 1996

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Ryan Bayley (AUS)  Theo Bos (NED)  René Wolff (GER)

Australian Ryan Bayley defeated current world champion, Theo Bos from the Netherlands, when the sprinting gold medal was taken to a third decider race. In the race for the bronze René Wolff from Germany defeated Laurent Gané from France.

Qualifying round[edit]

Times and average speeds are listed. Q denotes qualification for the next round.

After Tomohiro Nagatsuka dropped out of competition following the round, all of the cyclists following him advanced one position. This allowed Stefan Nimke to compete in the 1/16 final despite having originally placed 19th.

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed Qualify
1. Ryan Bayley  Australia 10.177 s 70.747 km/h Q
2. Theo Bos  Netherlands 10.214 s 70.491 km/h Q
3. René Wolff  Germany 10.230 s 70.381 km/h Q
4. Mickaël Bourgain  France 10.264 s 70.148 km/h Q
5. Laurent Gané  France 10.271 s 70.100 km/h Q
6. Ross Edgar  United Kingdom 10.381 s 69.357 km/h Q
7. Damian Zielinski  Poland 10.441 s 68.958 km/h Q
8. José Antonio Villanueva  Spain 10.446 s 68.925 km/h Q
9. Sean Eadie  Australia 10.454 s 68.873 km/h Q
10. Łukasz Kwiatkowski  Poland 10.462 s 68.820 km/h Q
11. Josiah Ng  Malaysia 10.515 s 68.473 km/h Q
12. Teun Mulder  Netherlands 10.565 s 68.149 km/h Q
13. Barry Forde  Barbados 10.597 s 67.943 km/h Q
14. Tomohiro Nagatsuka  Japan 10.646 s 67.631 km/h Q
15. Kim Chi-bum  South Korea 10.673 s 67.459 km/h Q
16. Jaroslav Jeřábek  Slovakia 10.758 s 66.926 km/h Q
17. Yang Hee-chun  South Korea 10.955 s 65.723 km/h Q
18. Alois Kaňkovský  Czech Republic 10.956 s 65.717 km/h Q
19. Stefan Nimke  Germany 11.338 s 63.503 km/h

1/16 final[edit]

The 1/16 round consisted of nine heats of two riders each. Winners advanced to the next round, losers competed in the 1/16 repechage.

Heat Time Pos Rider
Heat 1 10.510 s
1 Ryan Bayley Australia
2 Stefan Nimke Germany
Heat 2 10.799 s
1 Theo Bos Netherlands
2 Alois Kaňkovský Czech Republic
Heat 3 11.104 s
1 René Wolff Germany
2 Yang Hee-Chun Korea
Heat 4 10.988 s
1 Mickaël Bourgain France
2 Jaroslav Jeřábek Slovakia
Heat 5 11.166 s
1 Laurent Gané France
2 Kim Chi-Bum Korea
Heat 6 10.768 s
1 Ross Edgar Great Britain
2 Barry Forde Barbados
Heat 7 10.833 s
1 Damian Zielinski Poland
2 Teun Mulder Netherlands
Heat 8 11.234 s
1 Jose Villanueva Spain
2 Josiah Ng Malaysia
Heat 9 11.025 s
1 Sean Eadie Australia
2 Lukasz Kwiatkowski Poland

1/16 repechage[edit]

The nine defeated cyclists from the 1/16 round took part in the 1/16 repechage. They raced in three heats of three riders each. The winner of each heat rejoined the nine victors of the 1/16 round in advancing to the 1/8 round

Heat Time Speed Pos Rider
Heat 1 10.731 s 67.095 km/h
1 Barry Forde Barbados
2 Lukasz Kwiatkowski Poland
3 Stefan Nimke Germany
Heat 2 10.740 s 67.039 km/h
1 Teun Mulder Netherlands
2 Kim Chi-Bum South Korea
3 Alois Kaňkovský Czech Republic
Heat 3 11.006 s 65.418 km/h
1 Josiah Ng Malaysia
2 Yang Hee-Chun South Korea
3 Jaroslav Jeřábek Slovakia

1/8 final[edit]

The 1/8 round consisted of six matches, each pitting two of the twelve remaining cyclists against each other. The winners advanced to the quarterfinals, with the losers getting another chance in the 1/8 repechage.

Heat Time Pos Rider
Heat 1 10.520 s
1 Ryan Bayley Australia
2 Josiah Ng Malaysia
Heat 2 11.164 s
1 Theo Bos Netherlands
2 Teun Mulder Netherlands
Heat 3 10.548 s
1 René Wolff Germany
2 Barry Forde Barbados
Heat 4 10.936 s
1 Mickaël Bourgain France
2 Sean Eadie Australia
Heat 5 10.772 s
1 Laurent Gané France
2 Jose Villanueva Spain
Heat 6 10.848 s
1 Damian Zielinski Poland
2 Ross Edgar Great Britain

1/8 repechage[edit]

The six cyclists defeated in the 1/8 round competed in the 1/8 repechage. Two heats of three riders were held. Winners rejoined the victors from the 1/8 round and advanced to the quarterfinals. The four other riders competed in the 9th through 12th place classification.

Heat Time Speed Pos Rider
Heat 1 10.906 s 66.018 km/h
1 Ross Edgar Great Britain
2 Josiah Ng Malaysia
3 Sean Eadie Australia
Heat 2 11.294 s 63.750 km/h
1 Barry Forde Barbados
2 Teun Mulder Netherlands
REL Jose Villanueva Spain

Classification 9-12[edit]

The 9-12 classification was a single race with all four riders that had lost in the 1/8 repechage taking place. The winner of the race received 9th place, with the others taking the three following places in order.

Pos. Rider Country Time
1 Jose Villanueva Spain 11.063 s
2 Teun Mulder Netherlands
3 Josiah Ng Malaysia
4 Sean Eadie Australia

Quarterfinals[edit]

The eight riders that had advanced to the quarterfinals competed pairwise in four matches. Each match consisted of two races, with a potential third race being used as a tie-breaker if each cyclist won one of the first two races. All four quarterfinals matches were decided without a third race. Winners advanced to the semifinals, losers competed in a 5th to 8th place classification.

Quarterfinal Time Pos Rider
QF 1 1st race: 10.733 s
2nd race: 10.807 s
1 Ryan Bayley Australia
2 Barry Forde Barbados
QF 2 1st race: 11.024 s
2nd race: 10.905 s
1 Theo Bos Netherlands
2 Ross Edgar Great Britain
QF 3 1st race: 10.556 s
2nd race: 10.749 s
1 René Wolff Germany
2 Damian Zielinski Poland
QF 4 1st: 11.018 s
2nd race: 10.876 s
1 Laurent Gané France
2 Mickaël Bourgain France

Classification 5-8[edit]

The 5-8 classification was a single race with all four riders that had lost in the quarterfinals taking place. The winner of the race received 5th place, with the others taking the three following places in order.

Pos. Rider Country Time
1 Ross Edgar Great Britain 11.214 s
2 Barry Forde Barbados
3 Damian Zielinski Poland
4 Mickaël Bourgain France

Semifinals[edit]

The four riders that had advanced to the semifinals competed pairwise in two matches. Each match consisted of two races, with a potential third race being used as a tie-breaker if each cyclist won one of the first two races. Both semifinals matches were decided without a third race. Winners advanced to the finals, losers competed in the bronze medal match.

Semi Time Pos Rider
SF 1 1st race: 10.546 s
2nd race: 10.638 s
1 Ryan Bayley Australia
2 Laurent Gané France
SF 2 1st race: 10.502 s
2nd race: 10.639 s
1 Theo Bos Netherlands
2 René Wolff Germany

Bronze medal match[edit]

The bronze medal match was contested in a set of three races, with the winner of two races declared the winner. Since René Wolff won both of the first two races, the third was not run.

Pos. Rider Country Time
1 René Wolff Germany 1st: 10.677 s
2nd: 10.612 s
2 Laurent Gané France

Final[edit]

The final was a best-of-three match. Bos took a lead in the series when he won the first race, but Bayley defeated him in the second race. The third race was decisive and Bayley came out on top again.

Pos. Rider Country Time
1 Ryan Bayley Australia 2nd: 10.661 s
3rd: 10.743 s
2 Theo Bos Netherlands 1st: 10.710 s

Final classification[edit]

Final results[1]
Pos. Athlete NOC
1. Ryan Bayley  Australia
2. Theo Bos  Netherlands
3. René Wolff  Germany
4. Laurent Gané  France
5. Ross Edgar  United Kingdom
6. Barry Forde  Barbados
7. Damian Zielinski  Poland
8. Mickaël Bourgain  France
9. Jose Villanueva  Spain
10. Teun Mulder  Netherlands
11. Josiah Ng  Malaysia
12. Sean Eadie  Australia
Lukasz Kwiatkowski  Poland
Stefan Nimke  Germany
Kim Chi-Bum  South Korea
Alois Kaňkovský  Czech Republic
Yang Hee-Chun  South Korea
Jaroslav Jeřábek  Slovakia
withdrew Tomohiro Nagatsuka  Japan

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