Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's Madison

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Men's Madison
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Laoshan Velodrome
Date August 19
Competitors 32 from 16 nations
Gold medal    Argentina
Silver medal    Spain
Bronze medal    Russia
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
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BMX men women

The men's Madison at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held on August 19 at the Laoshan Velodrome.

This track cycling event consists of a single race. This race is a 50 kilometre, 200 lap race. Cyclists compete in pairs, with one resting as the other rides. Placing is determined first by laps, then by points. Points are awarded based on intermediate sprints held every 20 laps. The first finisher in each sprint earns 5 points, the second gets 3, the third finisher earns 2, and the fourth place cyclist after each sprint gets 1 point. Ties after both laps and points are broken by the placing in the last sprint.[1]

Argentina wins the gold medal.



Rank Nation Cyclist 1 Cyclist 2 Points Laps
1st Argentina Juan Curuchet Walter Pérez 8
2nd Spain Joan Llaneras Antonio Tauler 7
3rd Russia Mikhail Ignatiev Alexei Markov 6
4 Belgium Iljo Keisse Kenny de Ketele 17 −1
5 Germany Roger Kluge Olaf Pollack 15 −1
6 Denmark Michael Mørkøv Alex Nicki Rasmussen 14 −1
7 France Matthieu Ladagnous Jérôme Neuville 12 −1
8 Netherlands Jens Mouris Peter Schep 6 −1
9 Great Britain Mark Cavendish Bradley Wiggins 6 −1
10 New Zealand Greg Henderson Hayden Roulston 5 −1
11 Switzerland Franco Marvulli Bruno Risi 3 −1
12 Canada Zachary Bell Martin Gilbert 5 −3
13 Czech Republic Milan Kadlec Alois Kaňkovský 3 −3
14 Italy Angelo Ciccone Fabio Masotti 0 −3
15 Ukraine Lyubomyr Polatayko Volodymyr Rybin 0 −3
16 United States Michael Friedman Bobby Lea 3 −4


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