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

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Men's cycling team pursuit
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Track cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics 5.jpg
Great Britain team
VenueRio Olympic Velodrome
Date11–12 August 2016
Competitors40 from 9 nations
Winning time3:50.265 WR, OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Ed Clancy
Steven Burke
Owain Doull
Bradley Wiggins
 Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Alex Edmondson
Jack Bobridge
Michael Hepburn
Sam Welsford
Callum Scotson
 Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lasse Norman Hansen
Niklas Larsen
Frederik Madsen
Casper von Folsach
Rasmus Quaade
 Denmark
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The men's cycling team pursuit at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro took place at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on 11 and 12 August.[1] Team GB established new Olympic and World Records in both their heat and in the final; their gold medal made Sir Bradley Wiggins Britain's most decorated Olympian.

The medals were presented by James Tomkins, IOC member, Australia and Brian Cookson, President of the UCI.

Schedule[edit]

All times are Brasília Time

Date Round
Thursday 11 August 2016 Heats
Friday 12 August 2016 Semifinals
Friday 12 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 Ed Clancy
Steven Burke
Owain Doull
Bradley Wiggins
3:51.943 Q
2  Denmark Lasse Norman Hansen
Niklas Larsen
Frederik Madsen
Casper von Folsach
3:55.396 Q
3  Australia Alexander Edmondson
Jack Bobridge
Michael Hepburn
Sam Welsford
3:55.606 Q
4  New Zealand Pieter Bulling
Aaron Gate
Dylan Kennett
Regan Gough
3:55.977 Q
5  Italy Simone Consonni
Liam Bertazzo
Filippo Ganna
Francesco Lamon
3:59.708 q
6  Germany Henning Bommel
Nils Schomber
Kersten Thiele
Domenic Weinstein
4:00.911 q
7  Switzerland Olivier Beer
Silvan Dillier
Théry Schir
Cyrille Thièry
4:03.845 q
8  China Fan Yang
Liu Hao
Qin Chenlu
Shen Pingan
4:05.152 q
 Netherlands Tim Veldt
Wim Stroetinga
Jan-Willem van Schip
Joost van der Burg
DNF
  • 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 Ed Clancy
Steven Burke
Owain Doull
Bradley Wiggins
3:50.570 QG, WR, OR
2 3  Australia Alexander Edmondson
Michael Hepburn
Callum Scotson
Sam Welsford
3:53.429 QG
3 3  Denmark Lasse Norman Hansen
Niklas Larsen
Frederik Madsen
Rasmus Quaade
3:53.542 QB
4 4  New Zealand Pieter Bulling
Aaron Gate
Dylan Kennett
Regan Gough
3:55.654 QB
5 2  Italy Simone Consonni
Liam Bertazzo
Filippo Ganna
Francesco Lamon
3:55.724 Q5
6 1  Germany Theo Reinhardt
Nils Schomber
Kersten Thiele
Domenic Weinstein
3:56.903 Q5
7 1  Switzerland Olivier Beer
Silvan Dillier
Théry Schir
Cyrille Thièry
4:03.580 Q7
8 2  China Fan Yang
Liu Hao
Qin Chenlu
Shen Pingan
4:04.420 Q7
  • 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.[4]

Rank Country Cyclists Result Notes
Final for 7th place
7  Switzerland Olivier Beer
Silvan Dillier
Théry Schir
Cyrille Thièry
4:01.786
8  China Fan Yang
Liu Hao
Qin Chenlu
Shen Pingan
4:03.687
Final for 5th place
5  Germany Theo Reinhardt
Nils Schomber
Kersten Thiele
Domenic Weinstein
3:59.485
6  Italy Simone Consonni
Filippo Ganna
Francesco Lamon
Michele Scartezzini
4:02.360
Bronze medal final
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Denmark Lasse Norman Hansen
Niklas Larsen
Frederik Madsen
Casper von Folsach
3:53.789
4  New Zealand Pieter Bulling
Aaron Gate
Dylan Kennett
Regan Gough
3:56.753
Gold medal final
1st, gold medalist(s)  Great Britain Ed Clancy
Steven Burke
Owain Doull
Bradley Wiggins
3:50.265 WR, OR
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Australia Alexander Edmondson
Jack Bobridge
Michael Hepburn
Sam Welsford
3:51.008

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men'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. ^ "Results and Final Classification" (PDF). Rio 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-10-10. Retrieved 8 October 2016.