Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's team sprint

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Men's team sprint
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Laoshan Velodrome
Dates August 15
Competitors 39 from 13 nations
Winning time 43.128
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Great Britain
Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny, Jamie Staff
2nd, silver medalist(s)  France
Grégory Baugé, Kévin Sireau, Arnaud Tournant
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Germany
René Enders, Maximilian Levy, Stefan Nimke
← 2004
2012 →
Cycling at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Road cycling
Cycling (road) pictogram.svg
Road race   men   women
Time trial men women
Track cycling
Cycling (track) pictogram.svg
Individual pursuit men women
Team pursuit men
Sprint men women
Team sprint men
Points race men women
Keirin men
Madison men
Mountain biking
Cycling (mountain biking) pictogram.svg
Cross-country men women
BMX
Cycling (BMX) pictogram.svg
BMX men women

The men's team sprint at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on August 15 at the Laoshan Velodrome.

After delivering three superb rides in the process, British trio Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny, and Jamie Staff defeated France by a 0.523-second margin to dominate the team sprint final with a gold-medal time in 43.128.[1][2] The French threesome of Grégory Baugé, Kévin Sireau, and Arnaud Tournant took home the silver in 43.651, while Germany's René Enders, Maximilian Levy, and Stefan Nimke edged out the Aussies by eight hundredths of a second for the bronze in 44.014.[1]

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.[3]

Schedule[edit]

All times are China standard time (UTC+8).

Date Time Round
Friday, August 15, 2008 16:15 Qualifications and final

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

[4]

Rank Heat Country Cyclists Result Notes
1 6  Great Britain Chris Hoy
Jason Kenny
Jamie Staff
42.950 Q, WR
2 7  France Grégory Baugé
Kévin Sireau
Arnaud Tournant
43.541 Q
3 6  Germany René Enders
Maximilian Levy
Stefan Nimke
44.197 Q
4 7  Netherlands Theo Bos
Teun Mulder
Tim Veldt
44.213 Q
5 5  Australia Daniel Ellis
Mark French
Shane Kelly
44.335 Q
6 1  Japan Kiyofumi Nagai
Tomohiro Nagatsuka
Kazunari Watanabe
44.454 Q
7 3  Malaysia Azizulhasni Awang
Josiah Ng
Mohd Rizal Tisin
44.752 Q
8 2  United States Michael Blatchford
Adam Duvendeck
Giddeon Massie
45.346 Q
9 4  China Feng Yong
Li Wenhao
Zhang Lei
45.556
10 3  Greece Athanasios Mantzouranis
Vasileios Reppas
Panagiotis Voukelatos
45.645
11 2  Czech Republic Tomáš Bábek
Adam Ptáčník
Denis Špička
45.678
12 5  Russia Sergey Polynskiy
Denis Dmitriev
Sergey Kucherov
45.964
13 1  Poland Maciej Bielecki
Kamil Kuczyński
Łukasz Kwiatkowski
45.266

First round[edit]

[5]

Rank Heat Country Cyclists Result Notes
1 4  Great Britain Chris Hoy
Jason Kenny
Jamie Staff
43.034 Q
2 3  France Grégory Baugé
Kévin Sireau
Arnaud Tournant
43.656 Q
3 2  Germany René Enders
Maximilian Levy
Stefan Nimke
43.699 Q
4 1  Australia Daniel Ellis
Mark French
Shane Kelly
44.090 Q, OC
5 1  Netherlands Theo Bos
Teun Mulder
Tim Veldt
44.212
6 2  Japan Kiyofumi Nagai
Tomohiro Nagatsuka
Kazunari Watanabe
44.437 NR
7 3  Malaysia Azizulhasni Awang
Josiah Ng
Mohd Rizal Tisin
44.822
8 4  United States Michael Blatchford
Adam Duvendeck
Giddeon Massie
45.423

Medal round[edit]

Bronze medal final[6]
Rank Country Cyclists Result Notes
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Germany René Enders
Maximilian Levy
Stefan Nimke
44.014
4  Australia Daniel Ellis
Mark French
Shane Kelly
44.022 OC
Gold medal final[6]
Rank Country Cyclists Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s)  Great Britain Chris Hoy
Jason Kenny
Jamie Staff
43.128
2nd, silver medalist(s)  France Grégory Baugé
Kévin Sireau
Arnaud Tournant
43.651

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Awesome GB sprint team take gold". BBC Sport. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Williams, Richard (15 August 2008). "Olympics: Britain's cyclists claim sprint gold". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Track cycling: competition format". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Men's Team Sprint Qualification". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Men's Team Sprint Semifinals". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Men's Team Sprint Final". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 

External links[edit]