Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's points race

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Women's points race
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Laoshan Velodrome
Dates August 18
Competitors 22 from 22 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Marianne Vos  Netherlands
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yoanka González  Cuba
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Leire Olaberria  Spain
← 2004
Cycling at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Road cycling
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Road race   men   women
Time trial men women
Track cycling
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Individual pursuit men women
Team pursuit men
Sprint men women
Team sprint men
Points race men women
Keirin men
Madison men
Mountain biking
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Cross-country men women
BMX
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BMX men women

The women's points race at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on August 18 at the Laoshan Velodrome.

This track cycling event consists of a single race. This race is a 25 kilometre, 100 lap race. During the race, cyclists can score points in two ways; the cyclist with the most points at the end of the race wins. The first way to score points is to lap the group. Each time a cyclist gained a full lap on the peloton, she scored 20 points. If a cyclist lost a full lap to the peloton, however, she would lose 20 points. The other method of scoring points was to place in the intermediate sprints, held every 10 laps. The first four cyclists in each of those sprints would score, with the first finisher getting 5 points, the second 3, the third 2, and the fourth 1 point.[1]

Results[2][edit]

Rank Name Country Sprint
Points
Extra
Laps
Total
Points
Gold medal icon.svg Marianne Vos  Netherlands 10 1 30
Silver medal icon.svg Yoanka González  Cuba 18 0 18
Bronze medal icon.svg Leire Olaberria  Spain 13 0 13
4 María Luisa Calle  Colombia 13 0 13
5 Lesya Kalytovska  Ukraine 10 0 10
6 Katherine Bates  Australia 10 0 10
7 Pascale Jeuland  France 8 0 8
8 Olga Slyusareva  Russia 8 0 8
9 Gina Grain  Canada 6 0 6
10 Yan Li  China 6 0 6
11 Rebecca Romero  Great Britain 3 0 3
12 Svetlana Pauliukaite  Lithuania 2 0 2
13 Lada Kozlíková  Czech Republic 2 0 2
14 Vera Carrara  Italy 1 0 1
15 Wan Yiu Wong  Hong Kong 0 0 0
16 Evelyn García  El Salvador 0 0 0
17 Catherine Cheatley  New Zealand 0 0 0
18 Trine Schmidt  Denmark 0 0 0
19 Lee Min-Hye  South Korea 0 -2 -40
Sarah Hammer  United States DNF
Satomi Wadami  Japan DNF
Verena Jooss  Germany -1 DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Competition Format". Beijing 2008 Olympic Games official website. 
  2. ^ "Results: Women's Points Race". Beijing 2008 Olympic Games official website. August 18, 2008. Archived from the original on August 21, 2008.