Cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's team pursuit

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Women's cycling team pursuit
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Rio 2016 - Track cycling 13 August (CT004) (29348740702).jpg
The podium of the event
VenueRio Olympic Velodrome
Date11–13 August 2016
Competitors39 from 9 nations
Winning time4:10.236 WR, OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Katie Archibald
Laura Trott
Elinor Barker
Joanna Rowsell Shand
 Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sarah Hammer
Kelly Catlin
Chloe Dygert
Jennifer Valente
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Allison Beveridge
Jasmin Glaesser
Kirsti Lay
Georgia Simmerling
Laura Brown
 Canada
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The women's cycling team pursuit at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro took place at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on 11 and 13 August.[1] Great Britain has yet to be beaten in this event.

The medals were presented by Claudia Bokel, IOC member, Germany and Mohammad Belmahi, Member of the UCI Management Committee.

Schedule[edit]

All times are Brasília Time

Date Round
Thursday 11 August 2016 Qualification
Saturday 13 August 2016 Heats
Saturday 13 August 2016 Final

Results[edit]

Qualifications[edit]

The fastest 8 teams qualify for the first round, from which the top 4 remain in contention for the gold medal final and the other 4 for the bronze medal final.[2]

Rank Country Cyclists Result Notes
1  Great Britain Katie Archibald
Laura Trott
Elinor Barker
Joanna Rowsell Shand
4:13.260 Q, WR, OR
2  United States Sarah Hammer
Kelly Catlin
Chloe Dygert
Jennifer Valente
4:14.286 Q
3  Australia Georgia Baker
Annette Edmondson
Amy Cure
Melissa Hoskins
4:19.059 Q
4  Canada Allison Beveridge
Jasmin Glaesser
Laura Brown
Georgia Simmerling
4:19.599 Q
5  New Zealand Lauren Ellis
Racquel Sheath
Rushlee Buchanan
Jaime Nielsen
4:20.061 q
6  China Huang Dongyan
Jing Yali
Ma Menglu
Zhao Baofang
4:25.246 q
7  Italy Simona Frapporti
Tatiana Guderzo
Francesca Pattaro
Silvia Valsecchi
4:25.543 q
8  Poland Daria Pikulik
Edyta Jasińska
Justyna Kaczkowska
Natalia Rutkowska
4:28.988 q
9  Germany Gudrun Stock
Charlotte Becker
Mieke Kröger
Stephanie Pohl
4:30.068
  • Q = qualified; in contention for gold medal final
  • q = qualified; in contention for bronze medal final

First round[edit]

First round heats are held as follows:
Heat 1: 6th v 7th qualifier
Heat 2: 5th v 8th qualifier
Heat 3: 2nd v 3rd qualifier
Heat 4: 1st v 4th qualifier

The winners of heats 3 and 4 proceed to the gold medal final. The remaining 6 teams are ranked on time, then proceed to the finals for bronze, 5th or 7th place.[3]

Rank Heat Country Cyclists Result Notes
1 4  Great Britain Katie Archibald
Laura Trott
Elinor Barker
Joanna Rowsell Shand
4:12.152 QG, WR, OR
2 3  United States Sarah Hammer
Kelly Catlin
Chloe Dygert
Jennifer Valente
4:12.282[A] QG
3 4  Canada Allison Beveridge
Jasmin Glaesser
Kirsti Lay
Georgia Simmerling
4:15.636 QB
4 2  New Zealand Lauren Ellis
Racquel Sheath
Rushlee Buchanan
Jaime Nielsen
4:17.592 QB
5 3  Australia Georgia Baker
Annette Edmondson
Amy Cure
Melissa Hoskins
4:20.262 Q5
6 1  Italy Simona Frapporti
Tatiana Guderzo
Francesca Pattaro
Silvia Valsecchi
4:22.964 Q5
7 1  China Huang Dongyan
Jing Yali
Ma Menglu
Zhao Baofang
4:23.678 Q7
2  Poland Daria Pikulik
Edyta Jasińska
Justyna Kaczkowska
Natalia Rutkowska
DSQ[B]
4:27.299
  • A Was also a world and Olympic record until superseded by Great Britain in the following heat
  • B Poland were disqualified for breaching article 3.2.097[4]
  • QG = qualified for gold medal final
  • QB = qualified for bronze medal final
  • Q5 = qualified for 5th place final
  • Q7 = qualified for 7th place final

Finals[edit]

The final classification is determined in the ranking finals.[5]

Great Britain celebrating the gold medal
United States won the silver medal
Rank Country Cyclists Result Notes
Final for 7th place
7  China Huang Dongyan
Jing Yali
Ma Menglu
Zhao Baofang
Final for 5th place
5  Australia Georgia Baker
Annette Edmondson
Ashlee Ankudinoff
Amy Cure
4:21.232
6  Italy Beatrice Bartelloni
Tatiana Guderzo
Francesca Pattaro
Silvia Valsecchi
4:28.368
Bronze medal final
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Canada Allison Beveridge
Jasmin Glaesser
Kirsti Lay
Georgia Simmerling
4:14.627
4  New Zealand Lauren Ellis
Racquel Sheath
Rushlee Buchanan
Jaime Nielsen
4:18.459
Gold medal final
1st, gold medalist(s)  Great Britain Katie Archibald
Laura Trott
Elinor Barker
Joanna Rowsell Shand
4:10.236 WR, OR
2nd, silver medalist(s)  United States Sarah Hammer
Kelly Catlin
Chloe Dygert
Jennifer Valente
4:12.454

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's team pursuit". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 22 September 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Qualifying" (PDF). Rio 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-10-10. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  3. ^ "First Round" (PDF). Rio 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-10-10. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  4. ^ UCI Cycling Regulations - Race procedure (PDF). Union Cycliste Internationale. 4 June 2016. p. 19. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-01-07. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Results and Final Classification" (PDF). Rio 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-10-10. Retrieved 8 October 2016.