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1,000 metres Time Trial, Men

Date16 September 2000 — 20:20
LocationDunc Gray Velodrome, Bass Hill, New South Wales
Participants16 from 15 countries

From 1995-2001 all the World Championships in the kilometer were won by Australia’s Shane Kelly and France’s Arnaud Tournant, and they were the two favorites. The 16 riders went off in reverse order of their seeding. Jason Queally (GBR) was the 13th rider off, with the leader at that time Sören Lausberg (GER) with 1:02.937. Queally recorded 1:01.609 and did not understand the time when he saw it on the board, not realizing it was his own time, which bettered his personal best by over 1.6 seconds. Germany’s Stefan Nimke rode next but with 1:02.487 did not challenge Queally. Shane Kelly went off next-to-last and he could not better either Queally or Nimke. Tournant started last and not only did not win, but failed to win a medal, his time of 1:03.023 placing only fifth, as Queally, a former water polo player and triathlete, won a very surprising gold medal.

1Jason QueallyGBR1:01.609ORGold
2Stefan NimkeGER1:02.487Silver
3Shane KellyAUS1:02.818Bronze
4Sören LausbergGER1:02.937
5Arnaud TournantFRA1:03.023
6Dimitrios GeorgalisGRE1:04.018
7Grzegorz KrejnerPOL1:04.156
8Garen BlochRSA1:04.478
9Narihiro InamuraJPN1:05.085
10Julio César HerreraCUB1:05.537
11Matt SintonNZL1:05.706
12Jim FisherCAN1:05.835
13Martin PolákCZE1:05.851
14Jonas CarneyUSA1:05.968
15David CabreroESP1:07.710
16Gvido MiezisLAT1:08.113