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Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men

Date26 – 27 July 1996
StatusOlympic
LocationStone Mountain Velodrome, Stone Mountain, Georgia
Participants70 from 17 countries
Olympic Record 4:08.791 WR / Germany GER / 31 July 1992

Over the last decade Australia had become a track cycling powerhouse. They were team pursuit World Champions in 1993 and 1995, and had numerous good individual pursuiters and sprinters. Germany and the United States were expected to be their biggest competition for the pursuit in Atlanta. But surprisingly, the qualifying was won by France, with Italy second, Australia third, and the USA qualifying only in sixth. Germany finished ninth and did not make match racing. The quarter-finals matched the two remaining favorites, but Australia easily defeated the United States. Another surprise occurred in the semis, when Russia ousted Australia. The final was contested between Russia and France. France led from the get-go and was never really in danger as they won the gold medal. Australia won the bronze medal, with a faster time than the other semi-final loser, Italy.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1FranceFRAGold
Christophe CapellePhilippe ErmenaultJean-Michel MoninFrancis Moreau
2Russian FederationRUSSilver
Eduard GritsunNikolay KuznetsovAleksey MarkovAnton Shantyr
3AustraliaAUSBronze
Brett AitkenBrad McGeeStuart O'GradyTimothy O'ShannesseyDean Woods
4ItalyITA
Adler CapelliMauro TrentiniAndrea CollinelliCristiano Citton
5SpainESP
Juan MartínezJoan LlanerasBernardo GonzálezAdolfo Alperi
6United StatesUSA
Dirk CopelandMariano FriedickAdam LaurentMike McCarthy
7UkraineUKR
Bohdan BondarevOleksandr FedenkoAndriy YatsenkoSerhiy MatvieievOleksandr Symonenko
8New ZealandNZL
Greg HendersonBrendon CameronTim CarswellJulian Dean
9GermanyGER
Robert BartkoGuido FulstDanilo HondoHeiko Szonn
10Great BritainGBR
Rob HaylesMatt IllingworthBryan SteelChris Newton
11LithuaniaLTU
Artūras KasputisRemigijus LupeikisMindaugas UmarasArtūras Trumpauskas
12NetherlandsNED
Jarich BakkerRobert SlippensRichard RozendaalPeter Schep
13DenmarkDEN
Frederik BertelsenJimmi MadsenMichael Steen NielsenJakob Piil
14ArgentinaARG
Walter PérezEdgardo SimónGonzalo GarcíaGabriel Curuchet
15Republic of KoreaKOR
Jeon Dae-HeungJeong Yeong-HunKim Jung-MoNo Yeong-Sik
16ChileCHI
José MedinaLuis SepúlvedaMarco ArriagadaMarcelo Arriagada
17ColombiaCOL
Jhon GarcíaMarlon PérezYovani LópezJosé Velásquez

Qualifying Round (26 July 1996 — 9:00)

Top eight teams advanced to quarter-finals.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1FranceFRA4:09.570Q
Christophe CapellePhilippe ErmenaultJean-Michel MoninFrancis Moreau
2ItalyITA4:09.695Q
Adler CapelliMauro TrentiniAndrea CollinelliCristiano Citton
3AustraliaAUS4:09.750Q
Brett AitkenStuart O'GradyTimothy O'ShannesseyDean Woods
4UkraineUKR4:11.545Q
Bohdan BondarevOleksandr FedenkoAndriy YatsenkoOleksandr Symonenko
5Russian FederationRUS4:11.665Q
Eduard GritsunNikolay KuznetsovAleksey MarkovAnton Shantyr
6United StatesUSA4:11.950Q
Dirk CopelandMariano FriedickAdam LaurentMike McCarthy
7SpainESP4:12.780Q
Juan MartínezJoan LlanerasBernardo GonzálezAdolfo Alperi
8New ZealandNZL4:14.990Q
Greg HendersonBrendon CameronTim CarswellJulian Dean
9GermanyGER4:15.140
Robert BartkoGuido FulstDanilo HondoHeiko Szonn
10Great BritainGBR4:15.510
Rob HaylesMatt IllingworthBryan SteelChris Newton
11LithuaniaLTU4:16.050
Artūras KasputisRemigijus LupeikisMindaugas UmarasArtūras Trumpauskas
12NetherlandsNED4:16.175
Jarich BakkerRobert SlippensRichard RozendaalPeter Schep
13DenmarkDEN4:18.000
Frederik BertelsenJimmi MadsenMichael Steen NielsenJakob Piil
14ArgentinaARG4:20.840
Walter PérezEdgardo SimónGonzalo GarcíaGabriel Curuchet
15Republic of KoreaKOR4:25.215
Jeon Dae-HeungJeong Yeong-HunKim Jung-MoNo Yeong-Sik
16ChileCHI4:25.960
José MedinaLuis SepúlvedaMarco ArriagadaMarcelo Arriagada
17ColombiaCOL4:26.400
Jhon GarcíaMarlon PérezYovani LópezJosé Velásquez

Quarter-Finals (26 July 1996 — 13:00)

Winner of each heat advanced to semi-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Russian FederationRUS4:08.785QOR
Eduard GritsunNikolay KuznetsovAleksey MarkovAnton Shantyr
2UkraineUKR4:12.794
Oleksandr FedenkoAndriy YatsenkoSerhiy MatvieievOleksandr Symonenko

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1AustraliaAUS4:09.650Q
Brett AitkenBrad McGeeStuart O'GradyDean Woods
2United StatesUSA4:12.470
Dirk CopelandMariano FriedickAdam LaurentMike McCarthy

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1ItalyITA4:09.215Q
Adler CapelliMauro TrentiniAndrea CollinelliCristiano Citton
2SpainESP4:11.310
Juan MartínezJoan LlanerasBernardo GonzálezAdolfo Alperi

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1FranceFRA4:08.965Q
Christophe CapellePhilippe ErmenaultJean-Michel MoninFrancis Moreau
2New ZealandNZL4:15.610
Greg HendersonBrendon CameronTim CarswellJulian Dean

Semi-Finals (27 July 1996 — 11:55)

Winner of each heat advanced to final.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1FranceFRA4:06.880QOR
Christophe CapellePhilippe ErmenaultJean-Michel MoninFrancis Moreau
2ItalyITA4:08.460
Adler CapelliMauro TrentiniAndrea CollinelliCristiano Citton

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Russian FederationRUS4:06.885Q
Eduard GritsunNikolay KuznetsovAleksey MarkovAnton Shantyr
2AustraliaAUS4:07.570
Timothy O'ShannesseyBrad McGeeStuart O'GradyDean Woods

Final Round (27 July 1996 — 14:10)

Match 1/2 (14:10)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1FranceFRA4:05.930OR
Christophe CapellePhilippe ErmenaultJean-Michel MoninFrancis Moreau
2Russian FederationRUS4:07.730
Eduard GritsunNikolay KuznetsovAleksey MarkovAnton Shantyr