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Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics

 

Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Cycling
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad

The Laoshan Velodrome
Venues
BMX Laoshan BMX Field
Mountain biking Laoshan Mountain Bike Course
Road cycling Urban Road Cycling Course
Track cycling Laoshan Velodrome
Dates 9 August – 23 August
Cyclists 508 from 66 countries
Top ranked countries
Great Britain: 1st  2nd  3rd  
France: 1st  2nd  3rd  
Spain: 1st  2nd  3rd  
« 2004 2012 »

Cycling competitions at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics were held from August 9 to August 23 at the Laoshan Velodrome (track events), Laoshan Mountain Bike Course, Laoshan BMX Field and the Beijing Cycling Road Course. The event was dominated by the British team, who claimed 14 medals in total, including eight golds.[1][2]

Events

Eighteen sets of medals were awarded in four disciplines: track cycling, road cycling, mountain bike, and, new for 2008, BMX. The following events were contested:

Track cycling

Cycling at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Road cycling
Road race   men   women
Time trial men women
Track cycling
Individual pursuit men women
Team pursuit men
Sprint men women
Team sprint men
Points race men women
Keirin men
Madison men
Mountain biking
Cross-country men women
BMX
BMX men women

Road cycling

Mountain bike

  • Mountain bike men
  • Mountain bike women

BMX

  • BMX race men
  • BMX race women

Medal summary

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 8 4 2 14
2  France (FRA) 2 3 1 6
3  Spain (ESP) 2 1 1 4
4  United States (USA) 1 1 3 5
5  Switzerland (SUI) 1 1 2 4
6  Germany (GER) 1 1 1 3
7  Argentina (ARG) 1 0 0 1
8  Latvia (LAT) 1 0 0 1
9  Netherlands (NED) 1 0 0 1
10  Sweden (SWE) 0 2 0 2
11  New Zealand (NZL) 0 1 1 2
12  Australia (AUS) 0 1 0 1
13  Cuba (CUB) 0 1 0 1
14  Denmark (DEN) 0 1 0 1
15  Poland (POL) 0 1 0 1
16  Russia (RUS) 0 0 3 3
17  China (CHN) 0 0 1 1
18  Italy (ITA) 0 0 1 1
19  Japan (JPN) 0 0 1 1
20  Ukraine (UKR) 0 0 1 1
Total 18 18 18 54

Road cycling

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's road race
 Samuel Sánchez
Spain (ESP)
 Fabian Cancellara
Switzerland (SUI)
 Alexandr Kolobnev
Russia (RUS)
Women's road race
 Nicole Cooke
Great Britain (GBR)
 Emma Johansson
Sweden (SWE)
 Tatiana Guderzo
Italy (ITA)
Men's time trial
 Fabian Cancellara
Switzerland (SUI)
 Gustav Larsson
Sweden (SWE)
 Levi Leipheimer
United States (USA)
Women's time trial
 Kristin Armstrong
United States (USA)
 Emma Pooley
Great Britain (GBR)
 Karin Thürig
Switzerland (SUI)

Track cycling

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual pursuit
 Bradley Wiggins
Great Britain (GBR)
 Hayden Roulston
New Zealand (NZL)
 Steven Burke
Great Britain (GBR)
Women's individual pursuit
 Rebecca Romero
Great Britain (GBR)
 Wendy Houvenaghel
Great Britain (GBR)
 Lesya Kalytovska
Ukraine (UKR)
Men's team pursuit
 Great Britain (GBR)
Ed Clancy
Paul Manning
Geraint Thomas
Bradley Wiggins
 Denmark (DEN)
Alex Nicki Rasmussen
Michael Moerkoev
Casper Jørgensen
Jens-Erik Madsen
Michael Færk Christensen*
 New Zealand (NZL)
Sam Bewley
Jesse Sergent
Hayden Roulston
Marc Ryan
Westley Gough*
Men's individual sprint
 Chris Hoy
Great Britain (GBR)
 Jason Kenny
Great Britain (GBR)
 Mickaël Bourgain
France (FRA)
Women's individual sprint
 Victoria Pendleton
Great Britain (GBR)
 Anna Meares
Australia (AUS)
 Guo Shuang
China (CHN)
Men's team sprint
 Great Britain (GBR)
Jamie Staff
Jason Kenny
Chris Hoy
 France (FRA)
Grégory Baugé
Kévin Sireau
Arnaud Tournant
 Germany (GER)
René Enders
Maximillian Levy
Stefan Nimke
Men's points race
 Joan Llaneras
Spain (ESP)
 Roger Kluge
Germany (GER)
 Chris Newton
Great Britain (GBR)
Women's points race
 Marianne Vos
Netherlands (NED)
 Yoanka González
Cuba (CUB)
 Leire Olaberría
Spain (ESP)
Men's Keirin
 Chris Hoy
Great Britain (GBR)
 Ross Edgar
Great Britain (GBR)
 Kiyofumi Nagai
Japan (JPN)
Men's Madison
 Argentina (ARG)
Juan Esteban Curuchet
Walter Fernando Perez
 Spain (ESP)
Joan Llaneras
Antonio Tauler
 Russia (RUS)
Mikhail Ignatiev
Alexei Markov

* Participate in the preliminary round only.

Mountain biking

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's cross-country
 Julien Absalon
France (FRA)
 Jean-Christophe Péraud
France (FRA)
 Nino Schurter
Switzerland (SUI)
Women's cross-country
 Sabine Spitz
Germany (GER)
 Maja Włoszczowska
Poland (POL)
 Irina Kalentieva
Russia (RUS)

BMX

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
 Māris Štrombergs
Latvia (LAT)
 Mike Day
United States (USA)
 Donny Robinson
United States (USA)
Women
 Anne-Caroline Chausson
France (FRA)
Laëtitia Le Corguillé
France (FRA)
 Jill Kintner
United States (USA)

Broken records

Event Time Name Nation Date Record
Men's Sprint 9.815  Chris Hoy  Great Britain (GBR) 2008-08-17 OR
Men's Individual pursuit  4:15.031  Bradley Wiggins  Great Britain (GBR) 2008-08-15 OR
Men's Team pursuit 3:53.312  Bradley Wiggins
Paul Manning
Geraint Thomas
Ed Clancy
 Great Britain (GBR) 2008-08-18 OR
Women's Sprint 10.963  Victoria Pendleton  Great Britain (GBR) 2008-08-17 OR


Qualification

See also

References

  1. ^ "How GB cycling went from tragic to magic".  
  2. ^ "How Team GB's weekend of glory happened".  

External links

  • Beijing 2008
  • Union Cycliste Internationale
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